Tag Archives: Eastern Europe

Poland Is Europe’s Growth Champion. Can This Continue?

Key elements of the Polish success story resemble that of the German post-war economic story, especially relying on social and economic inclusiveness as a driver of economic success.

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Poland’s Economic Destiny: Middle-Income Trap?

Despite the Polish economy’s success post-1990, the challenge of escaping the middle-income trap is steep.

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The Real Reason Why Eastern Europe Wants No Refugees

Despite shrinking populations, Eastern European countries are worried that taking in refugees is socially disruptive while providing no benefit in closing the income gap with Western Europe.

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Why Moldova Won’t be Russia’s Next Target

How Russian pressure on Moldova has given the EU a chance to prove itself as an economic partner.

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The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on Democracy

2014: A good year for democracy?

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For Whom the Wall Fell? A Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism

Only 1 out of 10 people living in “transition” countries have seen a successful transition to capitalism and more democracy.

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Capturing Traditional Life in Russia

Two elderly sisters embody a sometimes forgotten but not abandoned traditional style of living in Russia.

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Ukraine: This Time Is Different

A new commitment by Ukrainians to vigilance over their political leaders.

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Why is China So Interested in Central and Eastern Europe?

The Middle Kingdom sets its eyes on Europe’s eastern half, to get a beachhead into Western Europe.

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The Other June 4, 1989

How the events in Tiananmen Square drove the first free election in Eastern Europe from front pages around the world.

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