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The Velvet Generation
Is contemporary Czech cinema stronger than is commonly thought?
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How Slovenia went from the brink of war to star student of the EU in just a few short years.
Greasing the Wheels
The bribes, the theft, the orgies... Hungary's incredible oil scandal fully explained.
Memory and Forgetting
Historical amnesia and post-Cold War attitudes in the Czech Republic. FREE ebook for CER eBookclub members.
The Celluloid Tinderbox
An explosive decade of Yugo film. FREE!
After the Rain
Has "transition" all been for nought?
The Failure of a New History
Tense Czecho-German relations. FREE!
First We Take Vilnius, Then
We Take Palm Beach
Lithuanian voters bucked pundits and trends alike in October's parliamentary elections, granting no party the majority for the first time in the post-Soviet era.
How to Kick the Habit—Slowly
The black economy is a stabilising force in countries in transition; they need to be weaned off it gradually.
Fuck this Article
Linguists continue to marvel at the outright audacity of Yugoslav swear words.
The Charms of Madame
Reviewed by Christina Manetti
A novel about coming of age in Communist Poland.
The Vices of Integrity:
E H Carr 1892-1982
Reviewed by Rob Stout
A look at the life and work of the enigmatic British historian.
The Body of a Woman
A review of Matei Visniec's play examining the role of women during the Bosnian conflict.
The outside media looking into the region:
You and EU's Army?
The birth of an EU army and the Balkan summit in Zagreb spawned rapid reactions and debate over the next European revolution in the UK media.
Germany: Black Hole in Bosnia
Five years later, a discussion of Dayton in the German press this week.
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