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Pred päťdesiatimi rokmi Sovietsky zväz pod záštitou Varšavského paktu zmobilizoval vyše pol milióna vojakov a napadol zvrchované Československo. Invázia a nasledovný kompromis vládnych elít predchádzali okupácii, ktorá trvala....

Naše dejiny: od nudných faktov k dramatickému príbehu

Vyrastala som na malebnom Záhorí v presvedčení, že neexistuje nič nudnejšie ako história Slovenska. Starovekí Rimania, tajomní Egypťania a exotickí Aztékovia mi počarovali, akonáhle však prišla reč na Slovensko, hodiny dejepisu sa stali trápením. To sa však zmenilo, keď som po vysokej škole opustila svoje...

The Voice of the East

The Voices of the East: Perspectives in a Divided Europe?

The countries that flank the Eastern border of the European Union from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean share a unique characteristic. They are strategically positioned between two vastly similar, but also divided worlds. They have first-hand experience...

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Jolt of Balkan History

A land nested in the very core of the tempestuous Balkans is an expression of its diversity, paradoxes, hopes and fears. It was in its capital Sarajevo where the smoldering fire of European restlessness turned into the inferno of the first global conflict in human history...

Kosovo

Kosovo: The Balkan Treasure Trove of Humanity

The youngest country in Europe is miracle born out of imperial ashes and the rubble of former Yugoslavia. Its story is as unparalleled as it is painful. Over the course of two millennia, Kosovo was swallowed by the Roman, Byzantine and...

Latvia

Latvia: The Baltic Resurrection

The epicentre of the Baltics is in many respects a microcosm of Europe. Its territory was a playground of great European power houses experiencing both world wars in the most immediate and painful ways. Once the horrors of the First World War were subsided and Latvia started writing its own history, the cruel hand...

Slovenia

Slovenia: Leading by Strength of Compassion

First mentioned in a Greek myth about the Argonauts in the 13th century BC, the territory of Slovenia has come a long way since. In the last 100 years alone, the nation of 2 million transformed from a province under the Empire of Austria-Hungary to become the...

Ukraine

Edging Towards The West: Ukraine Europe’s Latest Freedom Seeker

Ukraine has entered the third year of a conflict that unravelled on its Eastern border in front of the eyes of the shocked world. The ongoing tension with its Eastern neighbour and former partner, Russia, escalated in Putin’s annexation of Crimea. Yet, the seeds....

Poland

Poland: An Undying Quest for Freedom

Today’s Poland, a Western ally fully integrated into the EU and NATO, was born out of a very troubled history. The strategic importance of the vast Polish territory, stretching from the core of Europe all the way to the Northern Sea, has made it the bone of contention...

Croatia

Croatia: The Pearl of the Mediterranean Speaks

The last few centuries took Croatia, the Adriatic jewel, by storm. The strategically positioned country went from being a key part in the empire of Austria-Hungary to becoming the bedrock of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia following the changes after WW1.

Hungary

From Empire to Modernity: A Pragmatic Hungary

A brief glimpse into the history of Hungary, reveals a fascinating country that once governed an expansive kingdom in Europe for close to 1,000 years. It also endured 150 years of Ottoman occupation, before it became a partner to the Habsburgs...

Global Slovakia briefing top international management on post-communist mindsets and skillsets at the KIT Royal Tropical Institution in Amsterdam, Holland.

Czech Republic: Let’s get the West and the East talking

As the Czech Republic gears towards the centenary celebration of its modern statehood, sown in the ashes of the collapse of Austro-Hungarian Empire, the nation and its leaders set their eyes upon a changing geopolitical horizon. The departure of...