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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 does not necessarily mean that we agree with every word however, nor do they necessarily reflect Emerging Europe’s editorial policy.

The battle between EU “nationalists” and “progressives” excludes too many voters. The binary vision promoted by Emmanuel Macron and Viktor Orbán is crudely narrowing democratic debate.

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Ukrainians in the Polish-German borderland. The complex nature of Polish-Ukrainian relations have taken on another shape in the former German territories today part of Poland’s north-west.

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Europe’s 10 million Roma badly underrepresented at a time when populist forces are trying to vilify communities.

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Belarus has buried more than 1,200 Jewish Holocaust victims whose remains were unearthed this year after builders stumbled across a Nazi-era mass grave beneath a construction site in a residential area.

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A basement in Timisoara has become a bittersweet mecca for Romanians who lived through communism.

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In 1992, a brief but bloody war saw the widely unrecognised republic of Transnistria declare its independence from Moldova. Despite 27 years of frozen conflict, the two states do have one thing in common — a shared football league. How has this strange example of co-operation across disputed borders survived for so long?

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A collective funeral for some of the many people who were killed at Koricanske Stijene near Prijedor during the Bosnian war and then buried in mass graves will be held on July 20 after the victims’ remains are identified.

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British couple Joanna and Ian Storie have been living near the small Latvian town of Ērgļi for eleven years. They are researchers with specialization in rural sustainable development – which most obviously manifests itself in the form of a large number of alpacas roaming their fields in central Latvia.

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