Imagine approaching the fridge to get your morning orange juice and it greets you by name, wishing you a wonderful day; the TV and your smartphone recognising you before turning[…]
The traditional way for Romania’s Roma population to settle arguments took a more concrete form last week when it opened for business as a court.The courthouse is in the southern Transylvanian town of Sibiu, which is home to a large Roma population.
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Macedonia’s government has promised to give minority employees work to do after two years of getting paid for staying at home, Balkan Insight reported last Tuesday.Around 700 minority civil servants will be affected by the back-to-work order. “We expect them to be assigned to their work posts within 30 to 45 days,” government spokesman Muhamed Hoxha said.
Russians were outraged last week to discover that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev enjoy the right to use at least two dozen palaces and mansions.
Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance has invented a Monopoly-style board game to show young people what everyday life was like during the communist period when almost endless lining up to buy basic goods was the norm.
Slovaks are worried that a dispute between the Czech government and doctors will lead Prague to try to poach Bratislava’s medics, the Slovak Spectator reported last Monday.
Poland last Tuesday said Russia was partly to blame for the crash of a plane in Smolensk in 2010 that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other leading figures, Polish Radio reported.A report earlier this month from Russian crash investigators put the blame entirely on the Polish crew of the Soviet-built Tu-154 jet that went down in bad weather in western Russia on 10 April, killing all 96 people on board.
West German spies knew the whereabouts of wanted war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1952, the news weekly Der Spiegel reported last Monday.The main organiser of the Holocaust was located by German agents eight years before the Israelis found and kidnapped him.