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The Tisza River

Aquatic Chernobyl:
Part Two


Sam Vaknin:
Eastern Women

Jan Čulík:
Czech Media

Catherine Lovatt:
Chaos in Romania


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The Other Austria

Climate Change

Dubček's Death

Communist Kitsch

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Maren-Kea Freese's Zoe




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After the Rain: How the West Lost the East
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Music Shop

Feature Essay
Hungary's Self-image


The 7th Central and Eastern
European Power Industry Forum

(CEEPIF 2000)
28-30 March 2000 Marriott Hotel Prague, Czech Republic

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Vol 2, No 8, 28 February 2000

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Keine Koalition mit dem Rassismus! A U S T R I A:
The Other Austria
Magali Perrault
On Saturday 19 February, an estimated 200,000 Austrians took to the streets of Vienna to demonstrate against the coalition between the People's Party and Jörg Haider's Freedom Party.

Alexander Dubček S L O V A K I A:
Case Closed
Michael J Kopanic Jr
Eight years after the crash that killed the much-loved architect of Prague Spring reforms, Alexander Dubček, Slovak investigators finally dispel speculations of murder and conspiracy and declare the death an accident.

Clear skies ahead? E N V I R O N M E N T:
Cashing in on Climate Change
Paul Csagoly
Reducing greenhouse emissions could be an economic and environmental boon for CEE countries.

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Essay  of  the  Month:

Hungarian Identity,
Globalisation and EU Accession

Gusztáv Kosztolányi
CER begins a new series of regular essays with this in-depth look at how Hungarians view themselves, how they view the world and how these views are changing as EU entry approaches.

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This week, in the first of a series of articles, Kinoeye takes a look at the Neue deutsche Filme section of this year's Berlin International Film Festival.

Maren-Kea Freese's Zoe B E R L I N A L E:
Broken by the Streets
Maren-Kea Freese's Zoe
Elke de Wit
Zoe, a film about homelessness, was one of only three films in the Neue deutsche Filme section to be directed by a woman. Nevertheless, these low numbers were compensated for by the high quality of Zoe, which has already won Freese awards.

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CER's Regular Columnists:
The PCM Trail
Sam Vaknin
Central and East European women are frequently driven by the "PCM" trinity - passports, cars, money - in their quest to escape the degradation they live in. The sad result is that they lose all identity.
Convention Chaos
Catherine Lovatt
Last week's Democratic Party Convention in Romania gave overwhelming support to Foreign Minister Petre Roman's party manifesto, but also resulted in the resignation of six leading PD members and parliamentary chaos.
Under the Influence
Jan Čulík
Is the Czech media irrevocably falling under the influence of vested interests and PR agencies?

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A River Dies:
CER's Coverage of the the Tisza River Disaster

Tisza River Aquatic Chernobyl
Part 2: Anatomy of a disaster

Gusztáv Kostolányi
The Tisza River disaster is not simply a Hungarian or Romanian problem; it affects all of Europe.

Aquatic Chernobyl
Part 1: Requiem for the Tisza and Szamos

Gusztáv Kosztolányi
The Tisza is much more than just a river to most Hungarians; it is a unifying thread that runs through Magyar history, literature and culture.

The Blond is Dead
Ida Miro Kiss
The release of toxic chemicals into the Tisza River has left an appalling wake of destruction.

Gold and Cyanide
Catherine Lovatt
Romania's EU bid may have also been affected by the cyanide spill into the Tisza.

28 February 2000

News from Bulgaria
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21 February 2000

News from Bulgaria
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14 February 2000

News from Hungary
News from Romania

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Books and Literature

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Have a look at CER's list of books on the region - all available from Amazon.com. The updated list is spread across several pages and contains many new offerings.

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After the·Rain: How the West Lost the East
By Sam Vaknin

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O n   D i s p l a y

Just as you've always imagined him E X H I B I T I O N:
Signs of the Times
Andrew James Horton
Politics and art have long been wont to mix in Central Europe and no more so than in posters. Two extensive exhibitions, one in London and one in Manchester, and a new book document the many ways the two have come together.

Coming up in the UK
Andrew James Horton
Details of selected Central and East European cultural events in the UK over the next few weeks.
Coming up in the USA
Karen M Laun
Central and East European events in the United States in the coming weeks.

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M   u   s   i   c

S U P P L E M E N T:
The CER Music Shop
In co-operation with Amazon.com, Central Europe Review offers you this on-line shopping supplement.

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Last Week's News in Central Europe:

Magali Perrault

Nadia Rozeva

Saša Cvijetić

Czech Republic
Beata Struhárová

Mel Huang

RP Online

Paul Nemes

Mel Huang

Mel Huang

Joanna Rohozińska and Donosy

and David Lovatt

Vana Suša
No Serbia News this week

Slovakia  NEW!
Michael Kopanic Jr

Natalya Krasnoboka

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