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Central and Eastern Europe Have Never Been a Homogeneous Entity and Never Will Be

People have short memories and few remember what it was like to live behind the Iron Curtain. Things like visa-free travel, study abroad and harassment-free life are being taken for granted, says Paul Lendvai, an Austrian journalist originally from Hungary in an interview with Robert Schuster.

What’s the Future of Central Europe?

I am hopeful that there will not be a third world war, but I am pessimistic about Ukraine - says British historian Martyn Rady.

The Land that Came out of the Footnotes

Ukraine was recognized too late and at too high a price. And the account is still not final. Mykola Riabchuk

Orbán Is All About Cash

Michael Ignatieff, former Rector of Central European University in Budapest, author and former Canadian politician, on how Viktor Orbán rose to the top of the Conservative International and created a new Hungarian bourgeoisie.

Zuzana Čaputová: a Lone Fighter Against Malfunctioning Politics

Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to hold the position of head of state in the Slovak Republic, and one of the few females to have decided to take an active part in the politics of this fairly young Central European country.

The Church Is Somewhere In-between

“Conservative, identity-based piety will not offer people any vision of the future. Certainly, the kind of Church we know from Poland or even the Czech Republic will not do it,” says Monsignor Prof. Tomáš Halik in an interview with Aleksander Kaczorowski.

Putin Certainly Won’t Stop

Russian national identity is based on pride in its armed forces and its ability to defeat an enemy, albeit an enemy largely invented, like the Ukrainians - says Prof. Orlando Figes in an interview with Aleksander Kaczorowski.
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