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Young, Idealistic but Determined, Slovaks Lead Anticorruption Crusade
With anti-authoritarian protests erupting across Eastern Europe, a pair of teenagers are among the young people taking action.
Fewer Tomatoes in Ketchup? East Europeans Pursue Parity at the Grocery
Some feel treated as second-class citizens in the European Union, and the populist wave has reached their supermarket shelves.
Once in the Shadows, Europe’s Neo-Fascists Are Re-emerging
A wave of nationalist victories, including Donald Trump’s, has made Europe’s most extreme right-wing parties more hopeful about their future.
Boyhood Promise Kept: N.H.L. Veterans Return to Slovakian Roots
Michal Handzus and Richard Zednik never lost track of their ultimate plan, to eventually reunite in their Slovakian hometown, where they are chasing an elusive championship.
After Trump Win, Anti-Soros Forces Are Emboldened in Eastern Europe
In Hungary, Macedonia and elsewhere, populist governments have intensified attacks on “foreign-funded” advocacy groups often associated with George Soros.
Not Even a Prosperous Slovakia Is Immune to Doubts About the E.U.
Slovaks are showing that even in countries that have succeeded in the European Union, public sentiment is steadily shifting against Brussels.
Self-Defense for Novelists
Krav maga lessons started as research but became an enjoyable punishment.
When Europe’s Far Right Came for Me
I’ve experienced firsthand the dangers of the demagogy that is sweeping Central Europe. We need to stop it before it’s too late.
E.U. Leaders, Struggling to Respond to Crises, Gather in Slovakia
Representatives of 27 member nations — all but Britain, which voted in June to leave the bloc — remain divided over migration, security and the economy.
A Renewed Cafe Culture Perks Up Bratislava’s Old Town
The new scene has ushered in a revival of tradition that was interrupted during the Communist era, when officials tried to limit social interaction.
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