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 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...
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 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.
New EU proposals could improve the quality of consumer goods in eastern Europe, but more is needed, leaders said. Several eastern EU states have complained of "food apartheid" in the past.
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