How to solve East European unhappiness with the EU

Europa | Published on 10 juli 2019 | by Dion van den Berg

Those who in the 1980’s were fiercely opposing the Soviet sphere of influence and wanted to break free from the mold and join the ‘free Europe’, are now growing more and more unhappy with the EU.
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Idlib Calling: Turncoats

Idlib Calling | Published on 8 juli 2019 | by Evert-Jan Grit

8 July 2019 I am in Gaziantep, Turkey, just 150 kilometers from Saraqeb. 150 kilometers from the war that just won’t stop. It’s weekend In Gaziantep, a quiet day. It’s also quiet in Saraqeb. Except for
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Bellen met Idlib: Overlopers

Bellen met Idlib | Published on 8 juli 2019 | by Evert-Jan Grit

Maandag 8 juli 2019 Ik ben in Gaziantep, niet verder van 150 kilometer van Saraqeb. 150 kilometer van de oorlog die maar niet wil stoppen. In Gaziantep is het een rustige vrije dag. In Saraqeb is
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The Timmermans Tragedy

Europa | Published on 3 juli 2019 | by Dion van den Berg

Travelling from Vienna to Kőszeg, just across the Austrian-Hungarian border, I received word of Timmermans’ tragedy. He will not be the new president of the European Commission. There was fierce opposition from the four Visegrad countries:
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The prom dress that never was

The Balkans | Published on 2 juli 2019 | by Simone Remijnse

Sarajevo: How small, human stories have a huge impact Sarajevo has quite a few museums and memorials dealing with the war in the 1990’s. And while I have been in the city before, I never had
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Een veldfles vol kogelgaten

Oekraïne | Published on 24 juni 2019 | by Edwin Ruigrok

Priester Stepan Sus houdt een veldfles voor zijn borst. De veldfles zit vol met gaten. Kogelgaten. De veldfles kreeg hij van een van de soldaten die terugkeerde van het front. De soldaat vertelde aan Stepan hoe
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Idlib Calling: Black Tuesday

Idlib Calling | Published on 24 juni 2019 | by Evert-Jan Grit

In Saraqeb, after “Black Tuesday,” the street is quiet. For three days, residents have been mourning ten young fighters from the Free Syrian Army who were killed during skirmishes in the countryside outside Hama. The shops
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Bellen met Idlib: Zwarte dinsdag

Bellen met Idlib | Published on 24 juni 2019 | by Evert-Jan Grit

In Saraqeb is het na “zwarte dinsdag” doodstil op straat. Drie dagen lang rouwen de bewoners om tien gesneuvelde jonge strijders van het Vrije Syrische Leger. Ze kwamen om bij gevechten op het platteland van Hama.
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