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Elsewhere in emerging Europe

A selection of articles about emerging Europe published elsewhere this week, all of which are well worth your time.

The notion of an east-west split in the EU is simplistic and defeatist, says The Economist.

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Where neighbours do not share a coffee: It is your ethnicity that determines where you drink coffee in the Serbian town of Bujanovac, close to the border with Kosovo.

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A number of recent personnel moves, softened rhetoric and positive statements suggest a new willingness in Azerbaijan to reach out to Armenia. Is there finally potential for progress in resolving the conflict between the two countries?

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The Albanian mafia, claims the Guardian, have seized control of the UK’s cocaine trade.

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With the founders of companies formed in Poland after the fall of communism finding high valuations tempting, the country’s capitalist pioneers are starting to sell the family silver.

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Serbian journalists feel more threatened than those in any other country of the Western Balkans, a new survey suggests.

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A set of posters in Estonia appearing to advocate ethnic segregation has stoked anger among members of the country’s Russian minority.

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A planned cull of wild boar in Poland has angered conservationists, who claim the plan is “pointless, counterproductive and evil”.

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Led by a new generation of creative youth, there’s a cultural revolution happening on the streets of Tbilisi right now. Dazed has a full guide to living in the city like a local.

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Turato, an architectural practice, has built a house embedded into a fold of a limestone hillside on the island of Krk, Croatia. The spectacular home is informed by the work of a four artists including David Hockey and Richard Serra.

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Finally, Balkan Insight takes a tour of the Cricova winery in Moldova, and finds much more than a collection of very fine wines.

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