Hikers and cyclists in Białowieża National Park can now cross from Poland into Belarus without a visa. The primeval forest in eastern Poland is one of the largest in Europe, but main part of it lies in Belarus.
Logging in Poland's primeval Bialowieza forest has continued under the pretext of pest control. Yet environmentalists suspect other motives. The EU says the UNESCO world heritage site is under threat.
Wisent reintroduction experts have been urged by Germany's top civil court to find a solution in their row with forest-owners. Angered by bark grazing, plaintiffs want Germany's only wild bison removed from their woods.
Ukrainian guest workers help plug the gaps left by mass emigration from Lithuania. But Lithuanians don't really want more foreigners settling in their country. Konstantin Eggert in Vilnius investigates.
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