Breeding young men for export has never been a successful economic development strategy. Policies that improve local labour market opportunities could increase the status of women.
With Romania at the helm of the EU, many fear that there's a bumpy ride ahead. But there's no need to worry (too much).
City decline is neither a fatality nor an urban nightmare. It can even be the background to a resilience strategy.
Romania is leading the European Council for six months. But its government has been dogged by corruption scandals and judicial overreach.
The Soviet programme of building war memorials in Eastern Bloc countries was a bid to win the hearts and minds of future generations.
Croatia lost to France but has won unprecedented public exposure.
A stunning feat of security service showmanship speaks volumes about Ukraine's abject state of decay.
A stint teaching university students in Lithuania leaves a longtime economics professor optimistic about the future of Eastern Europe as it continues its transition to a free-market economy.
A third landslide victory leaves the right-wing leader on a collision course with Europe.
The story began when police discovered the bodies of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé – both had been shot dead.
Four peace agreements have been struck to try and keep Ukraine on an even keel, but none of them has resolved the conflict's fundamental problems.
Europe's youngest state badly wants into the EU, but the hurdles in place are high.
Reforms to the judiciary are a threat to democracy – and that affects us all.
Racist stigmatisation of Roma as socially 'unadaptable' has a long history across Europe.
Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Several post-communist member states are moving further and further away from European Union norms.
He's been charged with fraud and is under investigation by the EU, so how did this former finance minister become the most likely candidate for prime minister?
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
The European Union is threatening to suspend the state's voting rights if it pursues legislation to restrict its judiciary.
After years of propping up corrupt parties in the name of 'order', Kosovo's international backers have a very different partner to deal with.