Sofia Andrukhovych was born in 1982 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. She has written six prose books.
War Diary

Transformations: Monsters and Other People

On a journey through a war-torn country, one can find that Ukrainians are simultaneously flexible and stubborn. A bitter lesson of war: Often, the way forward is a return to a certain point in the past.
Christoph Grabenwarter is president of the Austrian Court of Justice.
Europe and the Law

Constitutional Courts and the Future of Judicial Co-operation in Europe

There is a need for more judicial cooperation between the Court of Justice of the European Union and the constitutional courts of member states. But primarily, the EU Court must be careful not to impinge on the sovereignty of state courts.
Anton Tarasyuk is a co-founder and expertise lead at the Ukrainian startup Mantis Analytics.
Start-up Nation

Look No Further than Ukraine for the New Silicon Valley of Defence Tech

It’s not only about winning the war. Ukrainian deep tech startups emerge as the backbone of the country’s postwar economy.
Dorota Masłowska is a Polish writer, playwright, columnist, and singer.
Warsaw Diary

A Polish Metamorphosis

Twenty years ago, Praga, the district on the right bank of the Vistula River was the stuff of bleak legend and folklore. Like Poland with its EU accession, this part of Warsaw, too, has changed dramatically.
Ilija Trojanow, Bulgarian-German writer, translator, and publisher
Café Kosovo

The Balkans: History Debunked

A small café in Prizren: The microcosm of the Balkans in all its complexities and contradictions. Vignettes from the south of Kosovo.
Paul Lendvai, author and journalist.
At the Crossroads

The Tug of War for Central Europe’s Future

History is no Autobahn. The region’s fate will be decided by who will prevail: liberals or autocrats. 
Defining Central Europe

The Third Dimension

Barbi Marković, Serbian writer who lives in Vienna. 
Skopje Impressions

Back Back to Positive Things 

Petra Hůlová, Czech author.
Czech Republic

It’s Too Early to Say It’s Over

My dad and my country: My complicated relationship with my father and my fatherland. Two stories, some parallels.
The Populist Déjà-vu

How Populism Is Conquering The Continent

A missed lesson of history? A century after Mussolini, liberal elite inclusion of the far right is again strengthening its appeal.
Martin Vechev at the INSAIT in Sofia.
Tech-Scene Sofia

How Bulgaria Got Its MIT

Can Eastern Europe’s first-of-its-kind AI Institute bring its brightest minds home?

More Vistula and Danube Less Rhine

EU’s leadership needs to pivot to the East if it wants to be truly geopolitical. Why not Sikorski and Kallas as High Representatives and Johannis as President of the European Council?
Ivan Krastev, chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia.
Pan-european Polycrisis

Europe‘s Vertigo Moment

Climate change, migration, war. Europe is reeling. Pushed to the brink by more than a decade of crises, the continent is at a tipping point.