Opinion & Blogs

Germany voted. Almost 13% of the electors chose the Alternative für Deutschland. Another populist victory, another success for the right … [...]
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 6:35:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
What brings a Tribesman, an American and a Czech together? A psychedelic tea, of course. [...]
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 8:51:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Political Critique's weekly selection from the Eastern European press. [...]
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Earlier this summer Theresa May came to Italy on holiday where she made headlines for drunkenly singing ‘God Save Our Gracious Queen’ in a hotel bar. To me, this was a more honest Theresa than the one we saw yesterday. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 11:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Why Russia decided to fight VPN and TOR [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:29:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Our report highlighting claims that some food brands are ‘cheating’ eastern and central European shoppers with inferior products prompted a huge response. While many were outraged, few were surprisedMy husband and I both studied and lived abroad for many years, and we can honestly say what we find in supermarkets [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
A Japanese woman living in London with her Polish husband tells how a two-year battle with the Home Office has turned her life upside downA Japanese woman living in London with her Polish husband has been threatened with deportation, had her child benefit stopped and driving licence revoked even though [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 6:01:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Enthusiasts fuelled by vodka and nationalism are on the hunt for military memorabilia. Jack Losh joins a group of Poles, and meets the men trying to stop themIn the quiet of the forest, Aleksander holds a rusted pistol and turns it over. Others gather round to admire the handgun, each [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 7:30:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
In the 1970s, Michał Cała began shooting the ironworks, slagheaps, power stations and coal mines of southern Poland, and the workers who lived among them in soot-blackened housing. The astonishing results won him awards – and a spell in jail Continue reading... [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
European commission president says UK departure is tragic but isn’t everything, and eyes expansion of eurozone and Schengen Jean-Claude Juncker has declared that the “wind is back in Europe’s sails” in an at times deeply personal State of the Union speech in which he gave his vision for the future [...]
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 2:06:00 PM, Continue reading at the source