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A Long-Tolerant Spa Town Feels the Chill of Slovak Populism
Arab visitors have gone to Piestany for vacation for decades. But a surge in Islamophobia now threatens to make a familiar destination less welcoming.
Slovak Village Prospers in Partnership With Roma Residents It Once Shunned
As other villages in Slovakia have withered and vanished, Spissky Hrhov is thriving, along with the Roma residents it has worked hard to integrate into the community.
E.U. Countries Must Accept Their Share of Migrants, Court Rules
With many European Union member states lukewarm about taking in migrants, Hungary and Slovakia stood out by trying to overturn a quota system in court.
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.
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