Eastern Europe

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...

There Are More Opportunities In Poland Than Britain, Says Ambassador

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

The wave of Polish immigration to Britain is over, because Poles now have similar economic prospects in their homeland, the country's ambassador has s...

Were European Migration Figures 'Underestimated'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A "substantial" number of eastern European migrants arriving in Britain in the last decade were not counted, statisticians have admitted. Net migra...

Politicians Must Play Fair on Immigration

William Candlish | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
William Candlish

Let's be totally blunt about this; the formation of the Con-Dem coalition government in 2010 completely changed the political context of the immigration debate when they made one of their primary policies to reduce net migration by "tens of thousands" per year...

Why Watching the Grand Budapest Hotel Will Inspire You to Travel

Polly Allen | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Polly Allen

What do you get when you put Ralph Fiennes, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman together in a picturesque mountainside hotel, amongst a large ensemble cast of even more famous faces? The answer isn't just big screen magic, it's itchy feet.

Was A Baby Born In A Sports Direct Warehouse'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police have launched an inquiry after a baby was born at a warehouse on New Year's Day and then admitted to a neo-natal unit. Officers were unable ...

A New Year's Resolution Suggestion - The Truth on Immigration (Warning: Contains Links to Actual Research)

Joe Martin | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Martin

This year, it is my sincere hope that at least one politician makes the resolution to talk some truth and sense on immigration. Negative rhetoric can start as a cheap way of wooing a particular voter demographic or selling newspapers. Left unchecked it can permeate into the public conscious...

Pseudo-Research Pulls 385,000 Migrants Out of a Hat

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

A report by the Democracy Institute, an American libertarian think-tank, predicted that 385,000 people will migrate from Romania and Bulgaria to the UK over the next five years. This prediction was uncritically featured or cited in an array of newspapers... But the report is deeply flawed and should be dismissed as not credible until its authors can prove otherwise

Roşia Montană Needs Investment and Mining Before It Can Be a World Heritage Site

Dragos Tanase | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Dragos Tanase

Romania's mining tradition dates back over 2,000 years to Roman times and has been the backbone of many of its communities ever since. There can be no doubt that our country's history and archaeology deserves both recognition and preservation.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'We Messed Up'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 13 November 2013... 1) 'WE MESSED UP' The Daily Mail has gleefully splashed on comments made by Ja...

Romania in the UK and the Culture of Blame

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

We all know that today East Europeans do not get a very good press in Britain. Economic difficulties, austerity measures, the rising of anti-EU rhetoric, the electoral context and misleading forecasts in 2004 have combined to create a culture of blame whose victims are now Romanians and Bulgarians.

Eastern Europe's Best-Kept Secrets

The Lazy Travelers | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Lazy Travelers

While the smaller cities and towns found in Eastern Europe's less-traveled pockets may not get as much love, we're here to say: they definitely deserve more.

'Unscrupulous' Tesco And Next Excluding British Workers, Says Bryant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Next and Tesco are deliberately hiring cheaper, Eastern European workers in preference to British staff, Labour shadow minister Chris Bryant will clai...

Police Round On Roma Gypsies Camped In London's West End (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

Romanian gypsies in London's West End, who have been begging and sleeping rough on the grass under Marble Arch, were the targets of a dawn raid by pol...