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Europe

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

7 July 2020
Europe

Prague startup employs homeless people as tour guides and wants to change society

Despite being often regarded as poverty tourism, the social enterprise Pragulic employs homeless people to show the Czech capital through their eyes – and gets them needed help. He emerges from a rear entrance of Praha-Smíchov, a railway station located well outside the city centre. By most measures, he is nondescript: a middle-age man in […]
Hanna Liubakova
15 March 2020
Europe

People with disabilities have a hard time finding a job. In Belarus, coffee is a solution

A new profession that helps earn extra money is on the rise in Belarus. So does the important message of inclusivity for people with disabilities. A video depicts a noisy group of friends entering a coffee shop. It is busy inside. A young waitress approaches a hipsterish-looking man who wants to pay his bill. She […]
Hanna Liubakova
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