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Europe

Reports, articles and notes which are taken from our newsletter covering this part of the world.

10 December 2018
Europe, Ukraine

Martial law (kind of)

Martial law was imposed in 10 Oblasts of Ukraine. That is the response of President Petro Poroshenko and the Ukrainian parliament to the Russian attack on Ukrainian ships on November 25. They were fired on, 24 sailors were imprisoned. Six of them were wounded. However, the Ukrainian martial law does not resemble the Polish one in December 1981.
Piotr Andrusieczko
4 November 2018
Europe, Ukraine

Waiting for a new Orthodox Church

A new concerning the creation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is about to be issued soon. The assembly of representatives of three Orthodox Churches operating in Ukraine should reach an agreement on the establishment of the Church. Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople will give it autonomy. However, this process may not be easy.
Piotr Andrusieczko
26 October 2018
Europe, Ukraine

The Line

The Line is an interactive report about forgotten by some and lasting four years war in Ukraine, about the fate of people which suddenly had to face the reality of war.
Piotr Andrusieczko, Marcin Suder
15 October 2018
Europe, Ukraine

The Benyash’s case – state vs. defense attorneys

The Russian city of Krasnodar, the capital of a region located on the Black Sea coastline, is now the scene of a conflict which probably remains unknown to the holidaymakers enjoying their time in the palmshade. This clash, however, could have far-reaching consequences for the whole Russian society. On September 9th, when the illegal protests […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
27 September 2018
Europe

The Luggage

"The Luggage" is a feature telling about cities and countries which, facing huge tourist traffic, have decided to take steps to limit and regulate the inflow of visitors. We present the ways of dealing with the negative impact of tourism on the lives of inhabitants in an interactive reportage which was made according to the principles of solution journalism.
Rafał Hetman
24 September 2018
Europe, Ukraine

Putin’s comrade is back

The presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in Ukraine next year. It may lead to the opening of the next battlefront – a political one, in addition to the military one. In Kiev, no one doubts Russia will try to interfere with internal Ukrainian affairs and have an influence on the election results. Viktor […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
3 September 2018
Europe, Ukraine

Another conflict between Kiev and Budapest

At the end of July, the Hungarian government created the post of the Authorized Minister for development of Zakarpattia region and for development programs of the kindergartens of the Carpathian Basin. In Kiev, it was understood as an attempt to undermine Ukrainian sovereignty in Zakarpattia. It is another step in complicating Ukrainian-Hungarian relations, which have […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
27 August 2018
Europe

The Gorani

The Gorani, Slavic Muslims. They are an ethnic minority living in the frontier between Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia - a kind of triangle in the Gora region in the Šar Mountains. They maintain their traditions, language and rituals. And they do not plan to conquer the world.
Jakub Górnicki, Agnieszka Wanat
6 August 2018
Europe, Ukraine

Something more than a sport

In Poland, if you ask someone about Ukrainian boxing, you will probably hear three words: the Klitschko brothers. Vitali Klitschko is no longer fighting, he has entered the politics, and he has been the Mayor of Kiev for several years. The younger Vladimir called it a day in 2017 and also stopped boxing. Nowadays Ukraine […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
24 July 2018
Europe, Ukraine

The suspended war

The so-called ‘bread ceasefire’ has been ongoing in Donbass since July 1st. According to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the situation on the dividing line has improved considerably. However, this does not mean that no shots are fired.
Piotr Andrusieczko