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What Poland's Jewish History Museum Can Teach Us

José M. Faraldo | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion
José M. Faraldo

Whereas the North American Holocaust museum deals with the immense crimes perpetrated by the Nazis, the Warsaw museum is focused most of all on of Jewish life.

Bridging Social Distance in Slovakia

John Feffer | Posted 04.09.2014 | World
John Feffer

The social distance between Roma and non-Roma communities in Europe is quite large. In other words, there is not a great deal of mixing between the two communities.

Hungary Has No Business in That Russian Orbit and Neither Does the Ukraine

András Simonyi | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
András Simonyi

If you haven't noticed, there is something going on in Eastern Europe that resembles the bad old days of the Cold War.

(R)evolution in Central Europe: AICA's Resurrection of Art Criticism

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

"-White Places-Black Holes" was proclaimed both publicly and privately as the best congress in recent memory, reflecting both in structure and content, the death and rebirth of art criticism in the 21st century.

Justice and the East European Revolutions

John Feffer | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
John Feffer

The debate continues over whether the people of East-Central Europe have benefitted economically from the post-1989 transition. But this discussion of economic winners and losers largely ignores a key demand of the people in the region.

Central Europe's Pivot to the North Is a Good Idea

András Simonyi | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
András Simonyi

The glory days of Central Europe as the center of attention, the drivers of tectonic changes, is now faded memory.

Return to Adversity

John Feffer | Posted 11.23.2012 | World
John Feffer

On March 17, 1990, I set off from Brussels for East Berlin to begin what would be seven months of wandering around the region. Now, I am returning to track down the people I interviewed back then to see how their lives, their families, and their countries have changed.

Optimism for the Euro and Europe: The Win-Win Situation

Vivian Norris | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

The United States, and in fact, the rest of the world, especially the fear-driven crisis-mongering media and markets, could learn a few things by slowing down, realizing it takes time to build healthy economies, especially such a new one as the European Union.

Oldest Cave Art Or 'Ice Age Menstruation Calender'?

www.spiegel.de | Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

The Hohle Fels cave in southern Germany has yielded yet another startling archeological discovery -- the oldest evidence of human painting ever found ...

U.S. Should Avoid Benign Neglect of Central Europe

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

Although the United States is fixated on China, the Middle East, and places where it is engaged in combat, the long-term significance of Central Europe should not be overlooked.

WATCH: Morphing Map Covers 1,000 Years In 5 Minutes

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While most European borders may seem permanent and fixed, a new video illustrates their fluidity over the last 1,000 years. The clip, "10 Centuries I...

The Other Face of Hamburg (PHOTOS)

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

*SEE PHOTOS BELOW* What comes to mind when someone mentions Hamburg? A port city in the cold northern reaches of Germany with ubiquitous sex shops a...

Obama's Expensive Dinner at Prague Castle

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Central Europe has long been a place where empires from the East and West have come to settle their differences. It will be very important for Obama to use this trip to help unify Eastern and Western Europe against Moscow's efforts to sow divisions.

Xenophobic Nationalism Clouds Hungary's Elections

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Poised to win as much as 20% of Parliament's seats, Jobbik -- the increasingly popular far right party known for its militaristic rhetoric and hate speech -- is sending a shock through minority communities in Hungary.

Full Throttle to Hyperlocal News in Czech Republic

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In the Czech Republic, "news cafés" are springing up, where people can relax, meet, down some brew, see their local paper being produced, mingle with editors and contribute copy.

Prague: Monstertown

David Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Parker

To avoid being robbed of all my korunas and left for dead on a Mala Strana sidewalk, I ducked into a bookstore. In the window, two books were prominently displayed: Mein Kampf and Winnie the Pooh.

David Duke, Former KKK Leader, Detained In Prague

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was detained by police in the Czech Republic on Friday on suspicion of denying the Holocaust. Po...

Russia Abandons Plans For Nuclear-Capable Missiles In Move To Improve Relations With US

The Guardian | Luke Harding | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia today announced it was abandoning plans to deploy nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in its European Kaliningrad outpost - a sign that Moscow wa...

Energy Lessons for Europe and the U.S. from the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

Charles D. Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles D. Ferguson

While feeling angry is justified in a crisis, the governments would be best advised not to get mad at Russia but to get more secure in energy supplies and smarter in energy usage.

Switzerland- voted #1 Green Country in the World

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

Hello fellow "Greenies"- I'm Stefanie Michaels. I am also known as Adventure Girl from Adventure Girl.com. I am excited to be a part of Huffington Pos...