Ukraine was once known as the breadbasket of Europe, yet it suffered a devastating famine as a result of collectivist plans. That and other Soviet-era grievances have bred resentment toward Russia.
The Pentagon has announced that as many as 8,500 troops have been put on standby to be deployed in Europe as a counter to the threat of the Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s eastern border.
A barrier built to stop human migrants will instead cut off animals and scientific cooperation.
The European Commission is standing with Poland, despite evidence of serious human rights violations.
The European Union is attempting to portray eastern European countries as racists infringing upon the human rights of refugees. But it’s the EU itself that’s primarily to blame for the refugee crisis.
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The crisis at the Belarus/Poland border follows 18 months of political turmoil for the country’s authoritarian president.
Is Russia masterminding the buildup of international migrants on the Poland-Belarus border?
It’s vital not to lose sight of who the people trapped on the Belarus/Poland border are and how they came to be there.
Explaining the rule of law crisis shaking the relationship between Poland and the EU.
What does communism 2.0 mean for democracy?
By banning non-European companies from operating media companies, the Polish government is taking aim at the largest private broadcaster in the country.
Canada needs to think carefully about our approach to regulating online harm. Rather than going it alone and taking aim at social media companies, Canada should work with other democracies.
A recent survey conducted in eight European countries provides a snapshot of citizens’ views of their own countries’ leaders as well as those who influence the future of the EU.
Tens of thousands of people have defied bans on gatherings to protest abortion restrictions. A scholar of democracy says the policy push during a pandemic has echoes elsewhere.
Protestors in Poland have forced the government to pause plans to effectively ban terminations.
Historians and scientists discovered how colonisation in eastern Europe changed ecosystems – and the societies embedded in them.
The women’s movement in Poland faces a powerful and as yet unchallenged adversary in the Catholic Church.The protesters have correctly shone a spotlight on the church for its hold on Polish politics.
Once an atheist, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban embraced Christianity on his way to power – and has used it to consolidate his position since.
The ruling will not end the demand for abortion. It will instead accelerate the trends for abortion travel abroad and self-managed abortion with pills.