The detachment between the Balkans and European Union may be detrimental to the development of Europe in its entirety.
Now, a quarter of a century later, much of the population of former Yugoslavia look back with nostalgia at the communist days of old.
Media coverage of the refugee crisis has been driven by polemic. New research shows that public attitudes are in fact ambiguous, much less black and white than has often been supposed.
The PiS party itself is not decidedly anti-Ukrainian. However, fearing its most radical voters, they don’t want to appear enthusiastic towards Ukraine or Ukrainian workers, and the anti-Ukrainian fraction in the party is growing stronger.
It is curious that the PiS government would take so much pride in Poles who helped Jews unconditionally, when it lacks the courage even to help a few orphaned children from Aleppo.
In the midst of crisis the City Plaza Hotel in Athens has become a positive accommodation model for migrants and refugees. Eleonora Camilli went there to see how life in the former five-star hotel is after exactly one year of occupation.
European Alternatives is collaborating with Krytyka Polityczna and European Citizens Action Service (ECAS) to train citizens and activists to defend freedom of movement and fight the increasing insecurity in the rights of citizens in the EU.