Impending diesel bans in German cities could shift air pollution problems to Romania, Bulgaria and other Eastern European countries.
The revolutions in Eastern Europe inspired many dreams, but were followed by the tedium of societal change. Today's disillusionment reflects the current attitude toward the EU, says Bulgarian intellectual Ivaylo Ditchev.
A number of world leaders, including German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and US Vice President Mike Pence, are in Poland to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
Post-communist countries in Eastern Europe are part of global supply chains and the gig economy may offer a way to keep the best from leaving. But regulations are slowing efforts to slow the brain-drain.
Vice President Mike Pence has criticized Germany for allowing the US to bear the "burden of defending Europe." Pence has also suggested deploying an additional 1,000 US troops in Poland.
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