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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them An Austrian Kabarettist recently put it this way: “We Austrians have a permanent inferiority complex, we think the Germans are better...
For the 100th anniversary of the demise of the Habsburg Empire and the forming of new states and territories in its place, we are embarking on a year-long reporting project. In autumn 1918, after four years of a grinding, devastating...
Across the sprawling Habsburg monarchy, castles and courtyards, opera houses and onion domes projected their power and today the heritage of a shared culture All great empires leave an architectural footprint. It’s a portrait of a kind that tells us...
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them Austrians know its nearby capital of Bratislava as the favorite of Empress Maria Theresia, where she was crowned Queen of Hungary...
Czechia has experienced hard times and a spectacular comeback. In the border regions, all this is magnified. by Luboš Kreč & Benjamin Wolf You would be hard-pressed to find two such different villages as Horní Blatná and Doubice. And yet, they have so much in common. Less than...
The Brexit referendum will set a new precedent. Those who expect special treatment may be in for a surprise. The year is 2018 and the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union. After an overwhelming majority of...
The murder of journalist Ján Kuciak has shaken Slovakia out of its complacency. Here, big things often happen in years ending in “8”. Standing on a packed square in Bratislava as people around you jangle their keys and chant the slogans they remember...
For American citizens overseas, doing your civic duty is easier than you think: Cast an absentee ballot! The impact of absentee voting was made abundantly clear in at least one national election. One party’s candidate held a slim lead after...
The countries of Europe are faced with tidal waves of newcomers, bringing with them different values, unfamiliar cultures, and untried skills that must now be factored into daily life Picture a room: Twenty-two young men, six chairs, four whiteboards, no desks. And a young...
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