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For the European development bank, democracy is an afterthought

Almost one in four euros lent by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2015 went to authoritarian countries, against the bank’s own mandate. By Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath.

Filed in: Belarus East Europe Europe

Ukrainian activists defend victims of sexual violence

Many people are not able to use social media and are afraid to speak out. Others are beginning to speak for them. Isabelle Gerretsen reports.

Filed in: Ukraine Women

Taking matters into their own hands

Labour rights in post-socialist countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam are being fought for from outside, not within, official trade unions. Tim Pringle reports.

Filed in: China Russia Trade Unions Vietnam Work

In the long crossing to Hungary refugee families get stuck in transition

A growing wait list means that many are living between borders and barbed-wire fences. Alice Wyss and Todor Gardos report.

Filed in: European Union Hungary Serbia and Montenegro

A ray of light for communities in Serbia's coal heartland

A recent court ruling might pave the way to a long overdue reprieve for residents, reports Ioana Ciuta.

Filed in: Mining Serbia and Montenegro

Remembering the Idomeni refugees

In this photo gallery Neal McQueen captures both protest and everyday life in the refugee camp, before those living there were forced to move on.

Filed in: Greece Macedonia Refugees

From Russia, with blood: the impact of coal exports to Britain

The environmental and human costs are high, writes Vladimir Slivyak

Filed in: Climate Change Energy Indigenous Peoples Mining Russia

A rightwing spiral

Dominik Sipiński reports on the rise of a nationalist Poland.

Filed in: Poland Politics

Armed conflict, environmental protection and the Sustainable Development Goals

Unless the international community does more to protect the environment from armed conflict, many countries will fail to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, writes Doug Weir.

Filed in: Environment Pollution Sustainability Ukraine

The journey through Serbia

Despite the onset of winter, refugees are still arriving in Europe from war-torn Syria. Amy Merone meets some of them.

Filed in: Refugees Serbia and Montenegro Syria

20 years after Srebrenica

Twenty years after the Srebrenica massacre, the old wounds are still not healed. Fergus Simpson reports.

Filed in: Bosnia-Herzegovina Conflict Serbia and Montenegro

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