EASTERN EUROPE

Want to Work From an Island in 2021?

Remote workers could prove the new lifeblood for travel-starved tourist destinations.

Running for Mayor in Romania

Running for mayor of a town right outside of Bucharest is like being the most curious kind of canary in a political coal mine.

A Pandemic Tourism Pivot From Cool to Wellness

As Georgia reopens to tourists, super-hip hotel chief Valeri Chekheria is playing up health and eco-tourism.

Maybe Central Europe Does Policing Better ...

Robberies are far lower on the EU’s eastern border than in Western Europe.

OZY TV

Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

How Estonians Kiik Ass: One Extreme Swing Sport at a Time

Who could have guessed that generations of kids getting pushed on swings while screaming “Higher!” would lead to an extreme sport.

What Divides Czechs and Slovaks on Muslims?

A recent survey suggests Slovakia is an island of tolerance in Central Europe.

Welcome to Europe’s Sea of Plastics

The Black Sea is twice as littered with plastic bags and bottles as the Mediterranean Sea.

Eastern Europe Woos International Filmmakers Like Never Before

Foreign productions are flocking to Eastern Europe — and raising the region’s global profile in the process.

Eastern Europe Has a Disturbing Fire Fatality Problem

The world’s highest rates of death by fire are mostly in former Soviet states.

Georgia's Trailblazing French-Born President Has an Uneven History With Russia

As the former Soviet state vies for Western integration, it turns to former foreign minister Salome Zurabishvili.

OZY PODCAST

When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

Europe's Joke Parties Laugh All the Way to the Top

From Hungary to Ukraine to Italy, comedians and joke parties are vying for, and in some cases grabbing, power.

How Drones Help Fight Eastern European Corruption

These devices are helping activists expose what authoritarian regimes and oligarchies have long kept carefully hidden.

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