Bratislava is only about 60 kilometers along the Danube from Vienna. A lot has changed in the city with half a million inhabitants since the fall of the Iron Curtain.
The Visegrad Four have been at odds with the EU over the bloc's values. But Slovakia and the Czech Republic are more moderate than Hungary and Poland and could help calm the waters. Tim Gosling reports from Prague.
Many border disputes between former Yugoslavian constituent states remain unresolved, including along the Danube river between Serbia and Croatia. A Czech politician has proclaimed a new independent state there.
The Czech Republic’s central bank chief said recently his country was preparing to adopt the euro. All smiles at the European Commission, which wants all EU members to adopt the common currency by 2025. But...
Budapest has urged a new EU-wide mechanism to deport migrants, saying that deportation is "mostly not possible" in current conditions. Hungary and Slovakia filed a joint case against the EU's refugee distribution scheme.
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