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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.

Political will in Europe to expand the euro area, which waned during the global financial crisis, is reviving, and Croatia plans to take advantage of it by formally announcing its intention to start the process leading to euro adoption, the country’s central bank chief said.

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Post-Soviet countries have been urged to fix laws that let rapists off hook. Flawed legislation combined with sexist attitudes across the region mean girls and women are often blamed for provoking sexual violence.

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The Belarusian Embassy in Moscow says it is looking into the case of a Belarusian model who was detained by Russian authorities after landing in Moscow following her deportation from Thailand.

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Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is being urged to withdraw two media bills that rights groups say pose a serious threat to freedom of the media and democracy in the country.

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The post-communist city is a murky political space, writes Kieron Monks in a review of Owen Hatherley’s book on the region.

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Estonia is lavishing money on the arts in border regions susceptible to Russian influence.

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Croat and Serb nationalism threatens Bosnia, but no one is paying attention, claims Jelena Prtoric for TRT World.

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Vladimir Putin has weighed into the row over Macedonia’s name-change, accusing the US and its allies of destabilising the Balkans by “asserting their dominant role” in the region.

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The Czech Republic has been ranked as the second most-welcoming country in the world. Poland is third.

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Sheffield shoemaker Goral & Son moved from Poland to create made in the UK footwear and is reaping the rewards.

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