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Continuing tensions between the United States and Russia have brought the Suwalki Gap into the news lately.
Did You Know: Lithuania is among the top consumers of illicit cigarettes in Europe?
Post-Euromaidan Ukraine is rife with examples of civic unity at the grassroots level. One only has to look to efforts of unpaid volunteers working to help wounded Ukrainian military veterans or assisting internally displaced peoples from the conflict zones to see tangible examples of a unified Ukrainian society.
Since it declared independence in 1990, the economy of the 4,000 square kilometer strip of land between Moldova’s Dniester River and the Ukrainian border known as Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, or simply Transnistria, has been tied to the fortunes of its neighbors and Russia.
Though Kosovo Albanians enjoyed access to Albanian-language education at all levels beginning in 1968, the Serbian government under Slobodan Milosevic instituted new regulations that were perceived to encroach on these educational privileges.
As they wait for the federal government to grant them refugee or alternative-resident status, refugees in Latvia find themselves in a peculiar situation.
Despite large-scale protests in Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, in the last six months, the country continues to struggle to develop a vibrant civil society — a problem that is intensified in smaller regional cities.
On 23 February 2016, the government of the Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) announced the closure of its border with Greece to all migrants, except refugees from Syria and Iraq (who make up 65% of all people arriving in Greece from Turkey according to the United Nations High Council on Refugees). With 12,000 migrants gathered in the refugee camp at Eidomeni, the humanitarian situation is reportedly becoming dire.
An estimated more than 100,000 refugees from Syria (as well as migrants and refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq) have come to Bodrum hoping for a safe trip to the European Union.