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Political fighting intensifies in Poland as film documenting Catholic clergy's abuse of kids goes viral to millions

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 15, 2019

The film’s skyrocketing popularity has forced political leaders take positions on the issue as the campaign for the European Parliament elections heats up.

Golden keys to the EU’s back door

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 9, 2019

While EU members are taking steps to end or phase out investment for citizenship programmes, the opposite is happening in some potential future members.

15 years on from 2004 wave of EU accessions, convergence but a patchy overall record for CEE countries

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 1, 2019

15 years after eight CEE states entered the EU, there have been significant economic gains, but in recent years this has been accompanied by a backsliding on democratic reforms.

Money-laundering crisis reshapes Estonia’s relations with non-resident businesses

Sergei Kuznetsov in Tallinn April 30, 2019

When the Estonian government launched its ambitious e-residency programme in late 2014, little did Tallinn think that the country’s largest-ever money-laundering crisis, with the local unit of Danske Bank at its centre, would make trouble

Eurasia’s burgeoning populations to overtake a vanishing population in Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow April 23, 2019

Central and Eastern Europe faces a demographic catastrophe in the coming decades that will see Central Asia pull ahead of the eastern EU member states in population terms by the end of the century.