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Europe

All our reports, articles and notes covering this part of the world.

2 October 2019
Europe, Ukraine

The Crimean Bridge

Crimean Bridge is a Russian project on the verge of implementation. It is a bridge that connected Crimea (annexed in 2014) with Russia. Ukraine and western countries do not recognise it. This bridge not only connects but also divides.
Piotr Andrusieczko, Marcin Suder
28 January 2019
Europe, Ukraine

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine – between faith and politics

The independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine has become a reality, and that event can be considered as one of the most important in the history of independent Ukraine, not only spiritual but also political. Undoubtedly, it is a success of Petro Poroshenko, whose pools went up after the establishment of the new Orthodox Church, according […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
8 January 2019
Europe, Ukraine

A champagne made in Donbas

Posh shops and boutiques are located on the main street of Kyiv in a (a large department store), renovated by Rinat Akhmetov, the wealthiest Ukrainian. It is a kind of an island of luxury, where many Kyiv residents and guests come just to have a walk because it’s Centralnyj Uniwersalnyj Magazin! There is a terrace […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
17 December 2018
Europe, Ukraine

“None of us – lawyers, human rights defenders – deal with extremist activity!”

On December 7, a Crimean Tatar lawyer Emil Kurbedinov was sentenced to five days in jail by a Russian court in Simferopol. He is a well-known human rights defender, who has been active in political trials since the annexation of Crimea by Russia. On December 6 in Simferopol Emil Kurbedinov was arrested by officers of […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
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