Only in Europe’s post-communist east do populists routinely beat traditional parties in elections. Of 15 Eastern European countries, populist parties currently hold power in seven, belong to the ruling coalition in two more, and are the main opposition force in three.
Romanian Roulette: Shooting up in Bucharest
People who are addicted in Romania, especially the poor, receive little of the support they’d need to get better and are at a constant risk of overdose.
Coffee culture is rooted in our society: We need other social hubs
Qerim Ondozi from Kosovo 2.0 talks about the importance of coffee culture in Kosovo and about the need of other social hubs in the country.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Street Markets
“Professional peddlers piled up a good amount of money, and more is being made as prices rise even higher and a system of wholesaling develops. That this new wealth is not effectively taxed is the government’s fault, not the peddlers.” Read the fourth chapter of the book by David R. Pichaske.
Jarosław Kaczyński’s Jewish Question
A new Polish law criminalizes blaming Poles for any wrongdoing against other nations.
Let them pray for death. Belarusian war on drugs
How the war on drugs was declared in Belarus – and what came out of it. Political Critique tried to find out whether the authoritarian government is effective in its crusade against prohibited substances.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Seasons in a Half-Remembered Landscape
It is not fair to love a country because it appears to be backward—although I could name half a dozen towns in Western nations that make handsome currency off their refusal to enter the twentieth century. I treasure in Poland an Old which is hard to come by in the West.