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Monday, October 22, 2018
Why the city is so crucial for global nuclear safety On December 8, 1953, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower stood before the UN General Assembly to plead for peaceful uses for atomic energy. “My country’s purpose is to help us...
Austria is taking the helm of EU politics for the third time. As the Conservatives formed a government with the far-right Freedom Party, Brussels is watching closely One chilly day last December, only days after he formed a new government...
Land-bound at the center of the continent, the Hungarians feel both forlorn and pivotal in the story of Europe – a country where devastation, genius and endurance have gone hand in hand The existence, the very survival, of the Hungarian...
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...
With a rocky history behind them, Czechs never had it so good – and they secretly know, despite all the grumbling. Czechs are a bit obsessed with years ending in “8” – and the history of the 20th century has given them plenty 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...
An American with Slovak roots shares his memories of the day when Slovakia was born. The air was frigid on Bratislava’s Námestie SNP as the calendar flipped from 1992 to 1993, and the pyrotechnics were underwhelming. But then, as the...
Bratislava, once at the center of the Empire, is now one of Europe’s youngest capitals. by James Thomson & Carmen Viragova, with Dardis McNamee You could say that Slovakia is a new country – established as an autonomous state only after...
As the largest protests since the Velvet Revolution in 1989 rock Slovakia, following the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciák and his fiancée, one young Slovak and Czech wonder what’s next for the country. by Alena Bohunická and Jan Jindra Slovaks...
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