Just what is the Visegrád Group?

Links to both the East and the West were next to non-existent: the Group was formed after the Soviet Union relinquished its grip on Central Europe, ten days before the Warsaw Pact was dissolved, years before NATO membership, and well-over a decade before being admitted into the European Union.  Continue reading Just what is the Visegrád Group?


Wikipedia Shuts Down

Wikipedia across Italy, Spain, Estonia, and Latvia were closed and inaccessible for the 4th July. Potential Wikipedia visitors were instead taken to a statement page which explained that due to the EU’s proposed Copyright Directive, the Wikipedia community has decided to shut the site a block access to all pages. The site is to remain shut before and during the vote on the Directive, on … Continue reading Wikipedia Shuts Down

The Divided City You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

I’m in the poor desolate border town of Frankfurt an der Oder. This is where I live: in this battleground between the far-Right and the far-Left – where Centrism holds no sway – on the border with Poland. Both the hard-Right’s AfD party, and the hard-Left’s Die Linke, return large vote shares, despite the former only coming to being within the last electoral cycle. I … Continue reading The Divided City You’ve Probably Never Heard Of