Kosice in eastern Slovakia will become European capital of culture in 2013. It's home to the largest Roma community in the country. Though many live on the fringes of society, cultural initiatives encourage integration.
Slovakia has bucked the trend of far-right gains in Europe, with the People's Party-Our Slovakia losing in regional polls. But the ruling leftist party Smer also took a hit.
The shuttered Ataturk Cultural Center, which played a key role in the 2013 protests, will be demolished as part of the project. Erdogan compared the opera house's opponents to those who hinder the fight against terror.
Twenty-five years ago this weekend, the fates of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia were sealed. Though the countries were created in a similar way after World War I, they ended up very differently.
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