Acclaim for NEE

Acclaim for New Eastern Europe


"New Eastern Europe is really the only international magazine that focuses on Central, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. But its focus is always contemporary, and less on academic concepts of the ‘post-Communist’. NEE has helped shape international and expert opinion on key policy issues such as the Eastern Partnership and EU sanction policy."


Andrew Wilson, University College London / European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2014


"The excellent "New Eastern Europe" journal is running a series of interviews to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall."


Edward Lucas, The Economist Eastern Approaches blog, February 2014


"New Eastern Europe is a balanced and worthwhile journal, and the latest issue a welcome contribution to on-going debates in the region."


Paul Hansbury, Vostock Cable, May 2013



"In sum, this relatively young magazine offers a thorough, interesting look at still underresearched and underreported topics. It ranges all over eastern and central Europe, making connections both within the region itself as well as to other parts of Europe and the world, and tackles a fascinating variety of subjects."


Bj Epstein, Europe & Me, April 2013



"Since its launch in October 2011, New Eastern Europe has been warmly received on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to the print version, a wide variety of content is also available on the journal's website."


News Item, Eurozine



“Twenty-two journalists – reporters, columnists and editors from as far apart as Norway and the Ukraine – are named as finalists for the first ever European Press Prize. In the Editing category Mr Adam Reichardt, editor of New Eastern Europe Quarterly, was nominated for this extremely good and ambitious publication. It combines own reporting and analysis with thoughtfully selected pieces from the media in the region it covers and outside contributions, establishing it as a must-read for anybody in Poland seriously interested in the region.”


Press Release, European Press Prize 2012



“A new quarterly published in Poland wants to bring the events from the “wild East” much closer. And it works.”


“The first issue of the magazine has, in each way, met readers’ expectations: respected authors from both the East and the West, a diversity of covered topics and areas in the region. The texts are neither too academic, nor too snobby, and the layout is very pleasant.”


“Overall, a very good start to a new magazine.”


Burkhard Bischof, Die Presse


"Engaging, well-written and authoritative, New Eastern Europe is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the countries of the former Soviet Bloc, and their progress – or lack of it – towards European values.”


Luke Harding, award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian and author of Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of Brutal New Russia published in 2011 by Guardian Books.


“[New Eastern Europe] includes reviews of new books from Eastern Europe, of which English-speaking readers would otherwise likely never have a chance to know ... The magazine weaves a story together of common threads which are composed of a shared history, mutual experiencees and a vibrant culture.”


Gerhard Gnauck, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, May 18th 2012.



“... it was refreshing indeed to find in our department common room a copy of New Eastern Europe, a monthly Krakow based, English language publication dedicated to – yep, Eastern Europe, or, more specifically its 'new' incarnation ...”


“… this publication is more than just a Polish publication, it seeks, I think, and is successful, in my case, in having a broader appeal ...”


“ … I was surprised by this broad variety of contributors, who ranged from internationally renowned authors, Russian journalists, American academics, politicians and so on, each bringing a refreshingly different perspective to issues in the region ...”


“… For those interested in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet space who, like me, struggle to find enough of interest in their regular recreational reading in the mainstream UK/US based English language press, I would highly recommend this Krakow based quarterly as a varied, highly readable, informative and, let’s face it, it’s a big consideration, competitively priced publication!”


Graham Donnelly, Assessing Accession



“All in all, a number of well chosen articles, interviews and biographical pieces giving food for thought and well worth the cover price, so if you see it, buy it. You won’t be disappointed.”





“Each issue contains a lively combination of reports, opinion, analysis and review articles, written by a range of authors including political analysts, academics, journalists and economists.”


New Eastern Europe provides a welcome addition to existing periodicals focussing on central and east European affairs, effectively straddling the divide between more scholarly literature and popular media. The relatively short length of individual articles contributes to their readability, but without detracting from the standard of their content – written by a range of expert commentators, these articles are packed full of opinion and analysis. The inclusion of articles written by a diverse collection of authors also has the advantage of providing a variety of different approaches, insights and perspectives. One thing I particularly like about New Eastern Europe is the fact that their print journal is supported by additional commentary on their frequently updated website, active Twitter feed and Facebook page. At a time when traditional print media is struggling to adapt and survive in an environment which is increasingly dominated by digitisation and social media, New Eastern Europe sets an impressive example of how best to integrate and coordinate these different aspects to good effect. As a result New Eastern Europe is fast establishing itself as a ‘must-read’ for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary central and eastern Europe.”


Kelly Hignett, The View East



“Russia also receives prominent space in the latest issue of the young Polish journal New Eastern Europe (4/2012). Among other things, the issue honours two former British Moscow correspondents. The first is Economist editor, Edward Lucas, through a review of his latest book on the extensive Russian espionage in the West (Deception: Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West). The second, Guardian correspondent, Luke Harding, whom the Russian authorities kicked out of Russia in 2011. Harding is also the author of a very good book (Mafia State. How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia). In his interview Harding says: 'The idea that if you oppose the Kremlin or are critical of the Kremlin’s human rights record, you are anti-Russia, is clearly nonsense.' The analysis of Jadwiga Rogoza about the shifts in Putin's inner circle of power since his return to the Kremlin is also very good. Her conclusion is the following: 'The Kremlin's policy since Putin's return lacks any new quality and relies on conservative scenarios. The contrast with the changes that Russia has undergone in the last decade, could not be greater.'”


Burkhard Bischof, Die Presse



Other reviews of New Eastern Europe by Die Presse:


“... Polish takes on its esteemed neighbors, especially the giant to the east, are well represented in the forthcoming issue of a young quarterly, New Eastern Europe, edited in Kraków and published by the College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław.”


Ky Krauthamer, East of Center, Transitions Online


New Eastern Europe cited in press:


Hir TV (Hungary) January 2016


Ukraine Today (Ukraine) January 2016 (Ukraine) January 2016


Wirtschafts Blatt (Austria) January 2016


NewsMaker (Moldova) December 2015 (Russia) December 2015


Stop Fake (Ukraine) September 2015 (Russia) September 2015 (Russia) September 2015


Buongiorno Slovacchia (Italy) September 2015 (Russia) September 2015


Tin Tuc Viet Nam (Vietnam) September 2015 (Russia) September 2015 (Russia) September 2015 (Russia) August 2015


Tin Tuc Viet Nam (Vietnam) August 2015 (Russia) August 2015


FOCUS Information Agency (Bulgaria) July 2015 (Armenia) July 2015 (Moldova) July 2015 (Poland) May 2015


Transitions Online, May 2015


Voice of America (USA) April 2015


Eurasia Review, April 2015 (Hungary) April 2015 


Parlamentni Listy (Czech Republic) April 2015


Mondiaal Nieuws (Belgium) April 2015


Information (Denmark) March 2015


Il Foglio (Italy) March 2015


Verdens Gang (Norway) March 2015


Deutsche Welle (German, in Romanian) March 2015


Revista 22 (Romania) February 2015 (Lithuania) February 2015


Die Presse (Austria) February 2015


Radio Svoboda (RFE-RL Ukraine) January 2015


Обозреватель, (Ukraine) January 2015


Voice of America, January 2015 (Azerbaijan) January 2015 (Ukraine) January 2015


Radio Svoboda (RFE-RL Ukraine) January 2015


Radio Svoboda (RFE-RL Ukraine) January 2015 (Ukraine) January 2015 (Ukraine) January 2015


Обозреватель, (Ukraine) January 2015


РБК, (Russia) January 2015


Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) September 2014 (Armenia) September 2014 (Armenia) September 2014


Eurasia Review, September 2014


Latvijas Sabiedriskie mediji, (Latvia) September 2014


Voice of America (in Ukrainian) September 2014 (Azerbaijan) August 2014 (Armenia) August 2014 (Russia) July 2014


GRASS - Georgia's Reforms Associates (Georgia) July2014


Foreign Policy Research Institute (United States) July 2014 (Russia) May 2014 (Lithuania) April 2014 (United States) April 2014


German Marshall Fund of the United States (United States) April 2014


ND.NL (Netherlands) March 2014


Diena (Latvia) February 2014 - on the new issue of New Eastern Europe


BelSat (Poland/Belarus) February 2014,18213,quaterly-new-eastern-europe-unmasks-belarus.html


Belarus Digest (United Kingdom) February 2014 - on the new issue of New Eastern Europe


The Point (Belarus) February 2014 - on the new issue of New Eastern Europe


Official website of Sandra Kalniete, former European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries in 2004 (Latvia) February 2014: "Trīs dienas Gruzijā 2008. gada augustā un Ukraina šodien"


Die Presse (Austria) February 2014: "Auch in der neuesten Ausgabe der in Krakau erscheinenden Vierteljahreszeitschrift „New Eastern Europa“ (1/2014) widmen sich mehrere Beiträge den ukrainischen Ereignissen. Interessanterweise kommt das Ringen zwischen der EU und Russland um das Land nur als Randthema vor."


Kyiv Post (Ukraine, English language) January 2014:


Yerkramas (Russia, Russian and Armenian languages) January 2014:


Eurozine (Austria, English language) January 2014:


Parameter (Slovak, Hungarian language) December 2013: "Az ukrán kapcsolat"


Europa (Italy) December 2013: "La rete social dietro alle proteste in Ucraina" citation of Issue 4(IX)2013 (Ukraine), November 2013: “Меркель и Бароззу должны доказать Януковичу, что не только Путин умеет убеждать”


Why West? The Georgian perspective - cited in Natoaktual (Czech Republic) 20 August 2013:


Europa (Italy), August 2013: (Russia), August 2013:


Rivne Weekly "Volyn" (Ukraine), August 2013:


Gazeta.UA (Ukraine), August 2013:


Radio Svoboda (Ukrainian Version), August 2013:


Neue Burcher Zeitung (Germany), August 2013:


Foreign Policy (United States), July 2013: (Ukraine), July 2013:


Vysoky Zamok (Ukraine), July 2013: (Germany), May 2013:


Presseurop (Poland), May 2013:


Unimedia (Romania), March 2013:


Die Presse (Austria), March 2013:


Adevarul (Romania), January 2013:


Presseurop (Europe), January 2013 (republished in 10 languages):


Herito (Poland), January 2013:


Die Welt (Germany), December 2012:


Presseurop (Europe), December 2012 (republished in 10 languages):


Valdai Discussion Club (Russia), November 2012


Kyiv Post November 2012:


Herito (Poland), November 2012:


Die Presse (Austria), October 2012:


Új Szó (Slovakia), October 2012: (Ukraine), September 2012:


Guardian (UK), May 2012:


Die Presse (Austria), May 2012:


Tyzhden.UA (Ukrainian), May 2012:


Russia Beyond the Headlines (Russia), May 2012:


Charter97 (Belarus), May 2012:


Kyiv Post (Ukraine), May 2012:


Kuano Diena (Lithuania), April 2012:


Krakow Post (Poland), March 2012: (Ukraine), March 2012: (Moldova), January 2012:


Transistions Online (Czech Republic), Oct. 2011:


Kyiv Post Oct 2011: