At the end of World War I, new states were founded as old empires toppled. Old neighbors feuded over new ideologies, resulting in the rise of communism and the drawing of unstable borders. The impact is still being felt one hundred years on.
While colonial-era statues are being torn down in the UK and Belgium, some Eastern European countries have already banished communist-era monuments to isolated parks. Are there better ways to deal with canceled "heroes"?
Globalized supply chains have accelerated growth over the past decades but are proving fragile in the current pandemic. As companies assess the new risks emerging from globalization, safe supply is moving center stage.
The traditional "subbotnik" community clean-up went ahead with millions of people, including doctors and nurses. Belarus' president previously called the virus a "coronapsychosis."
Thirty years after the country's dictator was ousted, Bulgaria is debating the need for a museum on communism. Eastern Europeans have very different approaches when dealing with the past, writes Ivaylo Ditchev.
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