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Elsewhere in emerging Europe

A selection of articles about emerging Europe published elsewhere this week, all of which caught our eye and all of which are well worth your time. Listing them here, however, does not necessarily mean that we agree with every word, nor do they necessarily reflect Emerging Europe’s editorial policy.

Belarusian opposition groups have cancelled an annual protest march in Minsk commemorating victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster after they were told they would have to pay the cost for providing police security.

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Petro Poroshenko will leave a mixed legacy as he hands over power in Ukraine. The defeated president made progress with reforms but failed to tackle corruption

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The terrors of the past are gone, but chains still bind gay Romanians.

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In Kosovo, a teenage girl’s rape case has stirred #MeToo fury.

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Provoking ethnic, racial or religious hatred is a crime in Bosnia, but prosecutors rarely charge suspects and experts believe that vulnerable minorities who returned to their homes after being expelled during the war are fearful of reporting incidents.

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The Slovenian philosopher, sociologist and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek speaks to Graeme Green of the New Internationalist about losing control, Twitter, Trump and a new approach.

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Two countries in emerging Europe, Bosnia and Kosovo, have the dubious distinction of making a list of the most miserable economies in the world.

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Some Armenian MPs have called for a trans activist to be burned alive after she gave a historic speech in the country’s parliament.

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Paris’ Circulation(s) festival is dedicated to promoting young European photographers. This year’s edition is the first to focus on work from a single country since the festival launched in 2011. Four Romanian artists were invited to show their work — Mihai and Horatiu Șovăială, Ioana Cîrlig, and Felicia Simion.

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