A new dawn for the EU in 2004: Tony Blair speaking at the accession of ten countries.
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In 2004 the Labour government allowed citizens of the 10 new EU states labour market access. Why did Blair make this decision?
While the citizens of the capital protest against their president, everyone else hails him as their saviour.
I can’t believe what I’m seeing.
The UK's decision to leave the European Union has baffled many in Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania, where nostalgia for life before the EU is virtually non-existent.
Boris Johnson says so. But the reality about EU minimum wages and the effect on migration is more subtle.
Hungary isn’t in a welcoming mood.
Economic slowdown and a refugee influx have rattled Europe deeply, and some countries seem to have had enough.
Migration Watch claims there could be another 50,000 EU migrants a year coming to the UK than currently thought. We asked two academics to look at the numbers.
Meat for sale at a Polish delicatessen in London.
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Six countries account for half of the EU migrants to the UK – but they're not all from eastern Europe.
It might face an uphill battle for the world to adopt the proposed name change.
Robert Fico is struggling to form a coalition after a national vote.
Mimicking fascists doesn't help you win votes; it helps the fascists win votes.
Wants to make Czech Rep great again, thinks xenophobia is the perfect way to do it.
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He's been a prime minister and a president but he's best-known now for his xenophobic interventions.
Victor Ponta quits in the wake of a tragedy in Bucharest.
Victor Ponta survived accusations of fraud and tax evasion, but the deaths of dozens of clubbers proved the final straw for his people.
Ed S. Johovac
Louis Monroy Santander has been looking at how locals in the town of Sanski Most are moving on after a brutal conflict.
Friendly relations: refugees and the Croatian police.
Locals are reminded of their own experiences when they see refugees heading into their country.
Nobody is doing a great job, but three countries say they have no part to play in the refugee crisis.
Migrants are increasingly attempting to enter Europe overland from the East.
With thousands dying in the Mediterranean, migrants and refugees have started coming to Europe by land. And countries in the East aren't happy.
Learn from the master.
Russian readers are unlikely to believe a narrative that is paid for by Western governments.
Decision time in Moldova.
Moldova has gone to the polls in a vote seen as crucial for determining the country’s future direction. Preliminary results indicate that the pro-European parties together achieved about 44% of the vote…
In Warsaw, a newly unveiled memorial puts freedom of speech at the heart of Poland’s liberation from communism.
“It all started with a word,” said Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski at the opening of a memorial to freedom of speech, “and the word was ‘freedom’”. The event completed three days of commemorations…
Don’t forget your Albanian culture.
For many children from Eastern European families, the 3pm school bell on a Friday isn’t the last they’ll see of a classroom until Monday. Many attend complementary schools, voluntary community-led programmes…
Ukrainian far-right protesters commemorate the creation of the Ukrainian division of the SS in Lviv in 2011.
Following days of protest and the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s new interim government was announced on 26 February 2014. This is not an ordinary government. Politicians linked to the…