Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Bulgaria's younger generation is distinguished from those who lived during the communist era by an awareness of the rest of the world -- and how it perceives Bulgaria.
After years of brutal austerity, collapsing economies, widespread unemployment, and shredding of the social safety net, Italians said "basta!" Enough!
Camel wrestling is an ancient Anatolian sport originating among Turkic tribes well over 2,000 years ago, a tradition still seen along Turkey's Aegean coast.
NGOs devoted to public works paradoxically became part of the wave of privatization that swept the region.
One of the major problems plaguing the Balkans is impunity.
The implosion of the Irish real estate bubble, as well as gutted inspection regimes, begat the Great Horsemeat Crisis.
Despite its triumphalism, the GDR museum in Berlin suggests that reunification remains an unfinished business.
The United States military is its own worst enemy, "witch" burning, healthcare overseas, and other assorted errata.
Same-sex marriage and adoption move forward in France.
Not even the intelligentsia in Bulgaria are immune to the siren song of the new nationalism to which more and more Europeans are susceptible.