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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.

This weekend’s Slovak elections show that there is a way to fight Europe’s rising far-right. Zuzana Caputova has shown the rest of Europe that a successful outsider doesn’t have to be an extremist.

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Romania appears to be so afraid of Laura Codruta Kovesi that it indicted her. The government is desperate to block the corruption-fighter and potential EU prosecutor.

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Labour shortages are threatening to derail Central and Eastern Europe’s economies, says Frank Elbers.

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More than two million Ukrainians have moved to Poland over the past five years, the biggest wave of migration into the European Union in recent times.

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Poland is expanding its gas import plans with US support. Just little over a two-hour drive from Berlin, Swinoujscie in Poland is at the heart of plans that could shift the balance of power in the EU.

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A huge modernist building in Tito’s home village Kumrovec, where Yugoslav politicians used to be trained, has fallen into disrepair – but locals hope it will be bought up and restored to its former glory.

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Digital start-ups in Eastern Europe have been told to take more risks to boost the local economy.

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On the streets of Romania’s capital Bucharest, there is fear and disbelief over Brexit as concern grows for migrants and UK-bound students.

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Beth Gibbons, the lead singer of the British band Portishead, released her first record in over a decade on March 29… in Polish.

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