- Britain needs a fair Brexit deal, not a no deal, says Hungary
The European union must negotiate a fair deal for Britain to leave the bloc and avoid at all costs it leaving with no deal, which would have a profound impact on countries like Hungary, its foreign minister said on Monday.
Reuters. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:55:19 -0400.
- Soros Foundation Turns to Strasbourg Court to Repeal Hungary's NGO Law
U.S. billionaire George Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF) said on Monday it would challenge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg Hungarian laws that make it a crime to help asylum-seekers. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:37:48 -0400.
- UNIAN: Volker names countries ready to send peacekeepers to Donbas
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker has named a number of countries that are ready to send their troops to Donbas, eastern Ukraine, within the UN peacekeeping mission. Read more here. ...
Victoria Petrenko. Kyiv Post. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:41:37 +0000.
- EU Sues Poland for Undermining Independence of Courts
The European Union sued Poland on Monday in the EU's highest court over the ruling party's changes to the judiciary, which the bloc believes violate the independence of the courts. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:39:18 -0400.
- Poland referred to European court over judges' forced retirement
European judges will decide if Poland is undermining the rule of law, and its own courts.
BBC News. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:06:32 GMT.
- EU takes Poland to its top court over judicial reform
The European Union said Monday it has decided to take Poland to the bloc's top court over the overhaul of the country's judicial system and also ask the European Court of Justice to suspend a recent law on Supreme Court judges.
Fox News. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:44:50 GMT.
- Belarus cooperates with Russia on visa-free regime for foreigners entering republic
Head of the Department for Citizenship and Migration Alexei Begun highlighted that Belarus "is doing all that is possible to find illegal migrants and channels of illegal migration"
Tass. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:00:01 +0300.
- Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis
Follow all of the latest developments as they happen.
Radio Liberty. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:30:31 +0000.
- Romanian pleads guilty in hack of D.C. police surveillance cameras prior to Inauguration Day
Eveline Cismaru, one of two Romanians accused of disabling more than100 surveillance cameras used by D.C police days prior to President Trump's inauguration ceremony, has pleaded guilty to related charges. ...
Andrew Blake. Washington Times. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:57:11 -0400.
- After riches and jail, Belarusian ex-hacker's life lesson? 'Don't steal from Americans. Ever'
ZDNet talks to a former infamous hacker whose "mostly true" book offers a glimpse into the minds of Eastern Europe's cybercriminals.
ZDNet. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:27:00 +0000.
- Ukraine's Roma living on fringes of society
Stories of families living on the breadline are common, as are stories of racist attacks.
BBC News. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:08:44 GMT.
- Polish president: No one questions that Trump knows how t...
In a joint press conference at the White House, President Donald Trump and Poland President Andrzej Duda answer questions about U.S.-EU relations.
Yahoo. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:10:00 -0400.
- Hungary's Orban continues to defy the EU with Russia trip
JHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban flies to Moscow today for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin about trade links.
Straits Times. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0800.
- MBDA offers surface-launched Brimstone to Poland
MBDA is proposing a palletised surface-launched salvo-fire adaptation of its Brimstone air-to-surface missile to address a Polish Armaments Inspectorate requirement for a stand-off anti-armour capability. ...
Robin Hughes, London. Janes 360. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 01:00:00 GMT.
- Two US basketball players stabbed in fight in Romania
Darrell Bowie, 24, and Joseph McClain, 25, were attacked on Saturday night while out with several teammates from Romanian basketball side ACS Cuza Sport de Braila.
Daily Mail. Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:22:19 +0100.
- Envoy: US willing to consider further lethal aid to Ukraine
The United States special envoy for Ukraine says Washington will consider providing more armaments for the country, whose army is fighting with Russia-backed separatist rebels in the east
ABC News. Sat, 15 Sep 2018 11:51:59 -0400.
- 4,000 Children Flee Pollution Disaster on Ukraine-Crimea Border
Sulfurous pollution from a chemical factory is blowing across a disputed border with Crimea in Ukraine, forcing evacuations on both sides.
Iuliia Mendel. New York Times. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:17:36 GMT.
- Skoda unions oppose moving Superb output to Germany
VW Group has been looking for ways to increase Skoda's production to keep pace with robust demand. But Skoda unions oppose a proposal to move some production of the Superb sedan to Germany, from the Czech Republic.
AutoNews.com. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:33:45 EST. Subscription required.
- The Lost Children of the Lidice Massacre
The Nazis arbitrarily slaughtered the Czech villagers, angering the world, even as Europe's Jews faced similar fates in concentration camps
Smithsonian. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:50:23 +0000.
- UN human rights chief bashes Austrian migration policies
Hungary and Austria on Tuesday rejected criticism from the UN's new human rights chief over their migration policies, accusing her of spreading "half-truths" and "baseless suspicions".
The Local. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:18:31 +0200.
Eastern European States include Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary,
and Moldova as well as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
The government websites listed below provide official news and travel
information about each of these Eastern Europe countries.
The Republic of Belarus' capital city is Minsk, and its national
currency is the Belorusian Rouble. Belorusian and Russian are
the primary languages used in Belarus, and in 2007, the population
of Belarus was estimated at 9,725,000.
The Czech Republic's capital city
is Prague, and its national currency is the Koruna. Czech is the
nation's official language, and in 2007, the Czech Republic's estimated
population was 10,229,000.
The Republic of Hungary's capital city is Budapest, and its currency
is the Forint. Magyar is the primary language used by Hungarians,
and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 9,956,000.
The Republic of Moldova's capital city is Chisinau, and its currency
is the Leu. Moldovan's official language is Moldovan, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 4,329,000.
The Republic of Poland's capital city is Warsaw, and its currency is
the Zloty. The primary language used in Poland is Polish, and in
2007, the country's estimated population was 38,518,000.
Romania's capital city
is Bucharest, and its national currency is the Leu. Romania's
official language is Romanian, and in 2007, the country's estimated
population was 22,276,000.
The Slovak Republic's
capital city is Bratislava, and its currency is the Koruna.
Slovakia's official language is Slovak, and in 2007, the country's
estimated population was 5,448,000.
Ukraine's capital city
is Kiev, and its currency is the Hryvnia. Ukrainian and Russian
are Ukraine's primary languages, and in 2007, the country's estimated
population was 46,300,000.