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Estonian President Warns of ‘Self-Occupation,’ Prompting Praise and Political Spin

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:07:31 +0000

Estonian president's remarks against close-minded nationalism received different political interpretations abroad, obscuring her focus on the real challenges -- technological change, including the globalization of workforce.

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The World According to Russian Stereotypes

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:52:25 +0000

RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.

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Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

Sat, 10 May 2014 20:12:16 +0000

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

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European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:14:19 +0000

“European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information”. The quote, from the Media Initiative website, summarizes the main idea behind a pan-European campaign that aims at urging the European Commission to draft a Directive to protect Media Pluralism and Press Freedom. The Media Initiative is running a European Citizens’ Initiative – a tool...

Christian Orthodox Old Believer Community Exhibit Charms Visitors in Lithuania

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 07:59:06 +0000

An exhibit dedicated to Old Believers in Lithuania opened in the public library in Klaipėda with a display of photographs by the cinematographer and photographer Vasiliy Degtyarev.

Eastern Europeans to Boost UK IT Industry

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:29:20 +0000

The UK labour movement restrictions placed several years ago to prevent migrants from Romania and Bulgaria from moving permanently and seeking employment in the UK will be lifted on January 1, 2014. Some predict large migrations of workers from these two countries, among the poorest in the European Union, while...

Lithuania: Alleged Child Abuse Case

Sat, 12 May 2012 23:36:13 +0000

At, Violeta Davoliūtė draws attention to “some of the more sober realities of life in today’s Lithuania,” highlighting a highly publicised case of alleged child abuse that is “being played out against a background of mob rule, support from politicians and complicity on the part of the police.” Written...

Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:09:08 +0000

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental rights.

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CEE: “Spotted by Locals”

Sun, 08 Jan 2012 01:08:32 +0000

Spotted by Locals: Experience cities like a local features a few dozen locations, including CEE cities of Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Krakow, Ljubljana, Prague, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius, Warsaw, and Zagreb. A random sample post from Zagreb, Croatia: Hrelić Flea Market – The Aleph of Zagreb; from Bucharest, Romania: The Haunted...

Macedonia: Christmas Tree Made of Plastic Bottles

Sun, 25 Dec 2011 21:44:43 +0000

Inspired by the example of Kaunas, Lithuania, Macedonian Twitter users made a Christmas tree from plastic bottles at the Skopje City Park on Dec. 25, to raise awareness of everyone's responsibility for the environment. The action's organizers used their blogs [mk, mk, mk, mk] as a starting point for the...

Lithuania: Corruption within the Educational System

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:18:43 +0000

Alan Hendrixson of With a Grain of Druska discusses problems arising from corruption within Lithuanian education and health system. Written by Vilhelm Konnander · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

CEE: Top 10 Worldwide Download Speed

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 18:00:52 +0000 reports [uk] that, according to a 6-month study of 27 million downloads by 20 million computers in 224 countries conducted by Pando Networks, Romania (1,909KBps), Bulgaria (1,611KBps), Lithuania (1,462KBps) and Latvia (1,377KBps) have the second, third, fourth and fifth highest download speeds in the world, while Ukraine has been...

Macedonia: Celebrating Basketball Win Over Lithuania

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 12:09:46 +0000

The celebration of the Macedonian entry in the semifinals of the European basketball championship has spilled over from the country's streets, balconies and town squares into the blogosphere. Filip Stojanovski reports.

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Lithuania: Mushroom-Picking and Basketball

Sat, 10 Sep 2011 18:26:25 +0000

Lithuania – the best! writes about mushroom-picking and basketball: “I believe that mushroom hunting is second favorite sport in Lithuania after basketball :)” Written by Veronica Khokhlova · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

Macedonia: Euphoria After Basketball Victory Over Greece

Sun, 04 Sep 2011 22:44:39 +0000

Filip Stojanovski reports on web reactions to the Macedonian national basketball team's victory over Greece at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania.