Eastern Europe

The Burst of the Globalisation Bubble

Liza Bel | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

Until not long ago, globalisation seemed like an inevitable trend for contemporary world; a state of affairs we were all steering towards. Cheap trav...

Why I Value My Son's Multinational Carers

Suzanne Askham | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Askham

My 20-year-old son has multiple health issues, and learning difficulties. He therefore needs 24/7 care. He lives, term-time, at an outstanding specialist college. He is looked after by a fantastic team of carers, or facilitators, who come from a whole range of different places, including England, South Africa... and, of course, Eastern Europe. Poland is high on that list.

EU Immigration to the UK: A Silent Invasion?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

Foreigners for sure bring change. But things, and people, need to be on the move for history to happen. As in many other cases, going into retreat is not an option and won't benefit anybody in the long-run...

Anti-Corruption Summit Should Go Beyond Lip Service and Provide Room for Civil Society to Function in the Most Affected Countries

Donald Mogeni | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Donald Mogeni

David Cameron will today be smarting from the faux pas of making an acutely embarrassing indiscretion under the glance of cameras. Just days before the 2016 anti-corruption summit, the UK Prime Minister will be hosting, he was caught on camera in discussion with the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury, describing two of the countries sending delegates to London as "fantastically corrupt countries".

Brexit: Are the Eastern Europeans Mad to Let the UK Leave?

Malcolm Prowle | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Malcolm Prowle

What is amazing is that these Eastern European states are prepared to let the UK leave the EU over a relatively small amount of money concerning benefits paid to its UK-based citizens. A man from Mars would look at this and think they were mad.Let us hope they do not have cause to regret that action

New Fashion Hype: What is Eastern Bloc Aesthetics?

Ieva Zu | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Style
Ieva Zu

'Fashion comes from Eastern Europe' - the newest trend that has been picked up by major fashion publications and editors lately. 'Eastern Bloc', 'New Eastern Europe', 'post-Soviet' - these references have been spreading around fashion (and beyond) titles from Vogue to WGSN, to The Guardian, to fashion bloggers like a virus of a cool factor.

LFW: Top Designers at International Fashion Showcase

Ieva Zu | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Style
Ieva Zu

We kept our eyes glued to the Central-East European selection (can't blame - this is what we do) and the selection was pretty visually pleasing, with the Czech Republic at the centre of attention. My humble guess was that the first prize for the best Country representation this year will come back to Europe, Central Europe, Czech Republic, and my prediction was correct.

Media Freedom and Plurality Is Struggling in Central and Eastern Europe

Juan Garcia | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Juan Garcia

Over a quarter of a century since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the scars of Central & Eastern Europe's post-communist legacy are still clear to see.

Fashion Review: Southern Eastern Europe is Doing it Right

Ieva Zu | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Style
Ieva Zu

When I started my research of Eastern European fashion industry over three years ago Ukrainian fashion week wasn't 'a thing' but international fashion media were travelling to Moscow and reporting from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia every season. The alternative 'Eastern vibe' was just starting then.

Eastern Europe on a Fashion Map

Ieva Zu | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Style
Ieva Zu

Although one might think that Eastern European fashion is glitter and gold chains (yet another partially correct stereotype) it is so much more than that. It has been almost 25 years since the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, which is enough time to seed and cultivate an independent sense of creativity in fashion.

East Is East, and West Is West, and Slowly the Twain Shall Meet

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jethro Shirley-Smith

And from my little terrace, Kipling was so right; East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. Nestled in a far, gentle corner of Eastern Europe, Predeluţ couldn't be much further from the noise and agitation of the West, even if it tried.

Mr Cameron's Eastern European Problem

Andra Orasanu | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Andra Orasanu

When discussing the limits of free movement, the Prime Minister might want to focus less on the benefit-scrounging genes common to all Eastern Europeans. Instead, he could be constructive and empathise with the toll emigration takes on sending countries - skills shortages, social problems, or the €3bn Romania has lost training doctors that end up abroad.

Buda-best

Noelle Reno | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

It was November so it was cold; long underwear cold. My hotel was sandwiched between the Danube and the Christmas markets. The mulled wine was the perfect fuel for my exploits. I always condone sampling the national drink of choice when exploring a country (no matter the time of day!)

Five Reasons to Fall in Love With Polish food

Ren Behan | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ren Behan

Polish food is fast becoming the food of the moment, particularly as the shadow of communism has faded to allow a democratic and economically stable Poland to flourish. In fact, it's been 25 years since communism fell and, in that time, Poland has transformed herself almost unrecognisably.

The Incident With the Montenegrin Honey Wine

Ellis Shuman | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

There's so much to see in Montenegro that we felt compelled to take home something special as a souvenir. We bought a bottle of local wine and this is what happened.

10 Latvian Artists You Should Know and Where to Find Them

Ewa Zubek | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

The country may be small, but its art is ambitious, grand, uncompromising - Latvia is home to a thriving contemporary art scene, a closely knit community promoted by events such as Riga's annual Survival Kit festival and the Riga2014 European Capital of Culture programme.

Would You Jump Off This Bridge If Someone Paid You?

Ellis Shuman | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

As we crossed the picturesque bridge in Mostar, a young man in a bathing suit was resting on the rails. He waited patiently, as if he had all the time in the world. All that it would take to get him to dive into the waters of the Neretva River 24 meters below was 25 euros, but the tourists walking across the bridge didn't want to donate money to see his feat.

Why I Write About Bulgaria

Ellis Shuman | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

It was a cloudy, spring day and my wife and I were sitting on a bench, waiting for the Regional Historical Museum to open its doors for the day. We were in Vratsa, a small town in northwestern Bulgaria, 2-hour's train journey north of Sofia.

The Stunning Natural Beauty of Montenegro

Ellis Shuman | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

We really didn't know what to expect when we crossed the border into Montenegro, but we would soon learn that this small, southeastern Europe country is home to some of the most stunning natural beauty that we have ever seen.

British Troops To Take Part In Nato Exercises In Eastern Europe

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

More than 1,300 British troops are to take part in a major Nato exercise in Eastern Europe in a further show of strength by the Western alliance in th...

I Couldn't Believe What I Saw Out My Sarajevo Hotel Window

Ellis Shuman | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

My wife and I arrived in Sarajevo in June, as part of our tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We were eager to visit a city rich in history, culture, and religious diversity.

10 Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Bulgaria

Ellis Shuman | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

Bulgaria? Why visit Bulgaria? Bulgaria is a beautiful country, with majestic mountains, sandy beaches, picturesque villages, good food, and hospitable people. And, it's incredibly affordable.

Ukip Paid Latvians, Not Brits, To Give Out Leaflets 'As They're Cheapest'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has defended their decision to employ Eastern Europeans to distribute election leaflets, despite the party regularly warning that EU migrants thr...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Ukypocrites

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 8 May 2014... 1) THE UKYPOCRITES You can't beat Ukip for hypocrisy, double standards and c...

Asa Bennett

Ukip Gives Jobs To Latvians, Not Brits, To Distribute Their Leaflets

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has been accused of hypocrisy and double standards for paying Eastern Europeans to distribute their election leaflets, despite the party's leafle...