Odd, the importance of Sarajevo in my life. I find myself here once again, this time to receive, from the mayor, Ivo Komsic, the city council's gift of honorary citizenship.
Whenever I am able to spend a bit of time in a European city over the holidays, I make a point to learn more about the traditions unique to the area.
The Velvet Revolution began in the cities of Czechoslovakia, but what made the revolution irreversible were the efforts of mainly young people to spread the message of the revolution beyond the cities. Michaela Novotna was one of the young people to go to the countryside.
While headlines from Greece tend to focus on economic and political uncertainty, a positive trend has been largely overlooked: tourism in the Helleni...
Having recently had a most interesting interview with the European Commission's president, José Manuel Barroso, I realized how much Europe struggle...
Andalusia, the largest and most populated autonomous community (let me rather say federal state) in Spain, has recently switched presidents, from the former José Antonio Griñán to the current Susana Díaz.
These are not babymoons, per se, which are best spent relaxing on the beach. These four places are where you'll want to be on your own schedule to get adventurous, sample the local wines, and stay up into the wee hours.
To my childhood ears, her voice was deafeningly penetrating, almost like a howling, but to the public it was simply magic.
Germany is left as the major power of Europe itself, and to the degree that Europe projects power it will do so under significant German influence. But how, and toward what end?
The real problem with the last 20 years in Italy is in fact the decadence of public morality, the lowering of the bar of what is considered acceptable and what is not.
Putin's alpha male diplomacy binds personal humiliation, threats to cripple the economy, and the use of force to intimidate Russia's neighbors.
Greece seems to be achieving the impossible. Almost a year after in found itself at the bottom of the barrel, the government has achieved a primary budget surplus by embarking on unprecedented budget cuts and imposition of taxes.
The vice president of the European Commission explained Lars Mensel why she wasn't shocked by the NSA revelations, how Europe can profit from its currency crisis and why we shouldn't worry too much about Euroskeptics.
We see dazzling skyscraper debuts, earthshaking sports events, and royal coronations in your future. We're not psychic. But we can predict where packs of travelers might be heading to next: extraordinary cities and countries set to shine in the coming year.
The situation in which Ukraine finds itself is the president's own doing, and was sealed when Yanukovych secretly met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last month.
The chaos in the CAR has potential to negatively impact its neighboring states further, especially given the region's ongoing conflicts and instability.