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Monthly Archives: May 2012
Blond beauties, fine yachts, and long summer days almost make us understand rising Finnish nationalism. But low levels of solidarity, segregational tendencies, and endless winter nights dampen that enthusiasm.
One thing Latvia and Estonia definitely have in common: Flat and sparsely populated landscapes along sandy coasts. So flat that the destinations our Latvian hitchhiker Kristina (whom we take from Riga northwards) wants to see most urgently are: Austria (Alps) … Continue reading
In the middle of the night on our way to Warsaw. Traffic lights on the motorway slow us down every other mile. Low volume Metronomy beats won’t wake up the others, but give the scene a scent of detached stillness. … Continue reading
Read Damian’s op-ed on The European about Victor Orbán’s anti-EU sentiments and why this is partly our own fault.
The streets of Tallinn are stunning, nobody seems to suffer from the former communist regime or the recent crisis. Euroskop spoke to Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs, about the reasons for Estonia’s success, SMS voting, and our common currency.
Having spent two nights in Bratislava, one of which rather uncomfortably in our car (showering is important!), we decided to hit Austria one day early. And so began a hectic and fun weekend in Vienna, a place only 80 kilometers … Continue reading
Perhaps because it is one of the smaller capitals in Europe, we didn’t know anyone and couldn’t find anyone who knew someone in Bratislava. However, through aggressively approaching people in the streets we had plunged into the young art scene … Continue reading
After Bulgaria and Serbia, Hungary showed why it’s wrong to generalise about Southeastern Europe. Once among the most promising countries for economic prosperity in the EU, Hungary has by now fallen into a deep recession, wages have dropped to minute … Continue reading
Already amazed by the hospitality of people all across Europe, Serbia yet outgunned the idea we had of hospitality and helpfulness. A few minutes after checking in at our hostel in Belgrade, a round of homemade Rakija stood in front … Continue reading
In our latest op-ed on The European we explain why Bulgaria and Serbia still have to work hard to become fully fledged Europeans. Corruption, EU-populism, crime, … for our German readers.