Long Overlooked, Bratislava Shines With Newfound Cool
Creative locals are energizing what was once a communist outpost.
â€˜We Have Advanced to the Same Kind of Mess as Everybody Elseâ€™
Central and Eastern Europeâ€™s transition to democracy has not been smooth. But there are grounds for hope.
The Money Farmers: How Oligarchs and Populists Milk the E.U. for Millions
The European Union spends $65 billion a year subsidizing agriculture. But a chunk of that money emboldens strongmen, enriches politicians and finances corrupt dealing.
Coke Ad Riles Hungary Conservatives, Part of Larger Gay Rights Battle
In Eastern Europe, right-wing nationalists have focused their wrath on L.G.B.T. people, who they say are forcing immoral ways on their countries.
Slovakiaâ€™s First Female President, Zuzana Caputova, Takes Office in a Divided Country
An anticorruption lawyer, she rode a wave of public disgust to victory. But the ex-prime ministerâ€™s party remains dominant, and the far right is emboldened.
What Do Europeans Really Want?
This monthâ€™s E.U. elections arenâ€™t a fight between nationalists and progressives. They are total chaos.
Zuzana Caputova Is Elected Slovakiaâ€™s First Female President
Riding a wave of popular discontent over widespread corruption, she vowed to return a sense of decency to the countryâ€™s often toxic political climate.
In Slovakia, Unlikely Presidential Candidate Signals a Backlash Against Populism
Zuzana Caputova, a campaigning lawyer making her first run for office, is leading in the polls while espousing liberal attitudes long considered politically toxic.
Slovak Businessman Charged With Ordering Murder of Journalist Jan Kuciak
Marian Kocner, who has long been linked with organized crime and corruption, was said to have issued threats a few months before the reporter and his fiancÃ©e were killed.
In Eastern Europe, U.S. Officials Talk Deals, Not Erosion of Democracy
Promoting weapons sales and isolation of Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence did not speak out on the illiberal direction of some allies.
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