A trainload of expelled ethnic Germans from Czechoslovakia arrives in Bavaria, Germany, after World War II.
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After World War II ended in Europe, millions of ethnic Germans faced an uncertain future. The political repercussions of their expulsion continue even today.
The government now has the power to do whatever it deems necessary to manage the crisis, effectively for an unlimited period of time.
Supporters of the anti-Islam party Pegida attend a rally in Copenhagen on January 19, 2015.
The perception of an immigrant threat in Europe is often thought to be driven by rising numbers of asylum seekers, but research indicates that political and media discourses are often the driving factor.
A ferris wheel in the deserted town of Pripyat, Ukraine.
The HBO series 'Chernobyl' has reignited interest among tourists to visit Pripyat, but growing up in the disaster's shadow has made us wary.
People gather in the streets in Vilnius, Lithuania to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s statehood.
While many countries across Eastern Europe celebrate 100 years since they were born or restored as nation-states after the First World War, not everyone in these states are celebrating.
Because male migrants earn more money to send back home than females, families in some post-communist countries are strongly tempted to use sex-selective abortion to improve their lives.
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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.
Pro-Europeans protest against the rulling coalition Social Democrat Party (PSD) next to the Romanian Atheneum during the ceremony of taking over the Presidency of EU Council in Bucharest January 10, 2019.
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.
Viorica Dăncilă is seen as a puppet PM.
Romania is leading the European Council for six months. But its government has been dogged by corruption scandals and judicial overreach.
Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia, Bulgaria, painted overnight on February 24 2014 by unknown activists in solidarity with anti-Russian protests in Ukraine.
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.
What’s there to smile about? Babchenko at his press conference resurrection.
A stunning feat of security service showmanship speaks volumes about Ukraine's abject state of decay.
Lithuania’s soldiers are seen during a celebration of Lithuanian Independence Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 11, 2018. The country was marking the 28th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
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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.
Preparing for the birthday party in Pristina.
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.
A woman holding a Roma flag, at a protest in Lety, Czech Republic, the site of World War II Romani genocide.
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.