Transnistria is usually seen as a rogue state with little relevance for European politics. In reality it has always had a key geopolitical function, and one that is now rapidly changing.
Where the West Sets is a documentary project that attempts to chronicle this crisis as it plays out on the northern Aegean Islands and in mainland Greece – the same territories where Western Culture and its system of values were born.
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.