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In Poland, Big Food, Big Politics

In Poland, Big Food, Big Politics

Polish food can be political. But not in the way consumers in the Czech Republic imagine, exposed as they were to the affair surrounding the use of industrial salt in Polish foodstuffs. The Czech food inspection agency made that revelation and others, which the Poles vehemently protested. No product with industrial salt ever reached the […]

Saving Central Europe’s Newspapers

Saving Central Europe’s Newspapers

“The Internet will be to my generation of journalists what alcohol was to our predecessors,” wrote Slovak journalist Tomas Bella on his blog, – “a destroyer first of thought and then of productivity, destructive of both the capacity to reflect and to react. Just like alcohol, it seems an inevitable part of the job.” Bella […]

EU Court of Justice backs Slovakia in border issue

EU Court of Justice backs Slovakia in border issue

The European Union Court of Justice ruled in favour of Slovakia concerning a border dispute with Hungary in 2009, saying it did not infringe upon EU law. At issue was the attempt by then-Hungarian president Laszlo Solyom to enter the southern Slovakian city Komárno on 21 Aug., 2009, to attend the unveiling of a monument […]

1.2-metre-wide house unveiled in Warsaw

1.2-metre-wide house unveiled in Warsaw

Part work of art, part place of residence, architect Jakub Szczesny has completed a two-story aluminum house wedged between two modern apartment blocks in the Polish capital, and welcomed its first tenant. Funded by the Foundation of Polish Modern Art and the Warsaw City Hall, the 10m-deep and 9m-high building measures a mere 1.2m in […]

Israel: Kafka documents to be made public

Israel: Kafka documents to be made public

A Tel Aviv judge has ordered that 40,000 unpublished documents by the Prague-born writer Franz Kafka be turned over the Israel National Library and published. The institution in Jerusalem announced plans to publish the notebooks, letters and writings online. The decision ends a prolonged and heated trial over the documents Kafka gave to his friend […]

Croats to rebuild historic Ottoman bridge

Croats to rebuild historic Ottoman bridge

A popular TV series in Croatia on Suleiman the Magnificent has inspired residents in the eastern city of Osijek to rebuild a bridge that the Ottoman Sultan had built in 1526. The show “Muhteşem Yüzyıl”, or Magnificent Century, chronicles the life of the Sultan and the period of Ottoman expansion under his rule, and is […]

EU Commission OKs funds for giant laser in Romania

EU Commission OKs funds for giant laser in Romania

The EU Commission has approved plans to build a nuclear physics research centre in Maguerle, south of Bucharest, equipped with a high-power laser and high-energy particle collider. Thirteen EU member states and forty research institutes oversaw the ground-breaking project, which is set to begin operation in 2015 and cost €356 million. Part of the larger […]

Hungary’s New Curriculum: Writing Wrongs?

Hungary’s New Curriculum: Writing Wrongs?

It is not uncommon in Hungarian living rooms to find the walls lined with bookshelves from floor to ceiling. Nor is it odd to find on those shelves a novel or two by the 20th-century Transylvanian writer József Nyirő. Nyirő’s heroes are ordinary folk. In books such as Jezusfarago ember (The Jesus Carving Man, 1924) […]

Green light for gay pride parade in Belgrade

Green light for gay pride parade in Belgrade

Organisers have continued plans to hold a gay pride parade in the Serbian capital, in spite of recent appearances of homophobic graffiti, previous clashes and a cancellation. The week-long Prajd 2012 celebrations are set to kick off 30 Sept., with a march in the capital scheduled for 6 Oct., the day before the festival’s finale. […]

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