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.
Bulgaria's second city has been inaugurated as European Capital of Culture 2019, an honor it shares with the Italian city of Matera. Under the motto "Together," Plovdiv kicks off a yearlong celebration of culture.
One of the oldest cities in the world, the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is a place of inspiration for artists and creatives and was anointed European Capital of Culture 2019. But will the honor prove a missed opportunity?
Fifty-thousand people have attended a ceremony to see Bulgaria's oldest city become the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Its ancient heritage and diverse cultural life will be boosted this year by more than 500 events.
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