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A polish heart in Lithuania

Poles in Lithuania are a minority who want to strengthen their identity. They are now demanding to have their names spelled correctly in official records.

By Arne Bengtsson 1 kommentar till in Lithuania

Queer in polish

Joanna Mizelienska, lecturer in gender and queer studies, argues that it is difficult to apply queer theory in Poland. Can one speak of constructed sexual identities where gay rights are disregarded or violated?

By Ninna Mörner Inga kommentarer till in polish

Homosexuals. the invisible citizens of lithuania

The passing of a homophobic law 2009 threw the spotlight on the difficult situation faced by the homosexual community in Lithuania.

By Marielle Vitureau 2 kommentarer till the invisible citizens of lithuania

Fluid boundaries. impressions from a Baltic Meeting

Annual meeting in Narva of translators and writers from countries around the Baltic Sea. Meetings, exchanges of experience – which are the cultural common denominators and where are the barriers?

By Unn Gustafsson Inga kommentarer till impressions from a Baltic Meeting

In crisis Riga turns left

Latvia’s deep economic down-turn has brought about a historical political change. A left-wing party has won an election and come to power in Riga. The local party is dominated by ethnic Russian politicians.

By Arne Bengtsson Inga kommentarer till Riga turns left

Brain-Drain. Or Brain-Gain?

Many migrate from poor regions of Europe to the richer regions. In the richer regions, there is a need for workers to fill low-paid jobs on the black market.

By Anna Danielsson Inga kommentarer till Or Brain-Gain?

Bridge over the Narva River

Narva is the EU’s port to Russia. Here, Swedes, Germans, Russians, and Estonians have had their interests. Today, the official language is Estonian and it is difficult for the Russian minority to obtain citizenship.

By Arne Bengtsson Inga kommentarer till the Narva River

Shipwreckin’ in the Baltic

The Baltic Sea is difficult to navigate, through the ages many vessels have been wrecked. Marine archaeologists tell us about discoveries of ships and the difficulties involved in preserving the wrecks on land.

By Ann-Louise Martin Inga kommentarer till in the Baltic

EHU A Light in the Darkness of Belarus

European Humanities University, EHU, is a Belarusian university in exile that educates Belarusians in an academic environment that encourages the development of independent views. Students run the risk of arrest and interrogation by the Belarusian police. Some can no longer return to Belarus during school breaks.

By Peter Lodenius Inga kommentarer till A Light in the Darkness of Belarus

An economic explanation of 1989. When debt-ridden elites left the scene

In the fall of 2009, Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment by Stephen Kotkin was published. The book offers a new interpretation of the causes behind the Eastern European collapse of 1989, utilizing structural and economic explanations.

By AnuMai Kõll Inga kommentarer till When debt-ridden elites left the scene