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The 4liberty.eu is designed to become a platform for experts and intellectuals from Central and Eastern Europe, to share their opinions and ideas. Representatives of 11 think tanks from various European countries regularly publish comments, analyses and polemics encompassing political, economic, social and cultural life, as well as subjects of heated debate in the media, shown from a Central European perspective.




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Atlantic-community.org is the first online foreign policy think tank, and is primarily focused on issues affecting transatlantic relations. Launched in 2007 as a project of Atlantische Initiative e.V., based in Berlin, and Atlantic Initiative U.S., based in Washington D.C., our mission is to encourage open and democratic dialogue on the challenges facing Europe and North America. We believe that these challenges – from economic crises to counteracting terrorism – can only be solved through close cooperation.




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Balkan Insight is the leading news site covering the Western Balkans Region. Our correspondents are drawn from across the former Yugoslavia and Albania, Bulgaria and Romania and our site is widely regarded as the only source of balanced reporting providing copy in English to international journalistic standards. Our free to access daily news service is widely used by business, academics students, the diaspora , government bodies and anyone with an interest in the region. Balkan Insight is a product of BIRN, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and the organisation's core work is the promotion of a free and independent media and the training of journalists and media houses to international standards.







Baltic Worlds is a quarterly publication, published by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University, aimed at individuals and institutions with a professional interest in the economy, politics, culture, and history of the Baltic Sea region. Baltic Worlds seeks to disseminate knowledge about the research being conducted on and in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.





Beyond the EU is the analytical platform dedicated to post-Soviet non-EU countries. The project is driven by people sharing the same historical legacy that is inherited from the Soviet Union, with all its burdens and challenges. The project mission is quite simple and can be expressed in two words: reflect and react. In Beyond the EU, the open community of analysts reflects on the processes that are going on in the countries of focus and reacts to daily events there. Main topics are politics, culture, economics, international relations, and other ones.




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CEE Insight is an online weekly, which reports on political and business scandals from the CEE region. Our team specialises in selecting news that highlights corruption and malpractice in key CEE countries. We offer a weekly round-up of unbiased and well-researched news items written by our talented economic, business and political journalists based in Poland, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. CEE Insight is a quickly developing site with plans to include in-depth reports and analysis on current issues.





The Central European Policy Institute (CEPI) is a regional think-tank based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Its main objective is to help decision-makers and opinion-makers in Central Europe - and in V4 countries in particular - to craft common responses to current challenges and strengthen their voice in EU and NATO debates. CEPI is a member of Central European Strategy Council, an umbrella organization encompassing two other NGOs – the Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC) and the Centre for European Affairs (CEA). Together, Strategy Council has more than 30 staff members running 60 projects in 18 countries.



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The College of Eastern Europe is a non-governmental, non-profit think tank, not connected with any political organizations and religious associations situated in Wroclaw, Poland. The foundation deals with cooperation between the nations of Central and Eastern Europe. Its charter’s aims are educational, cultural and publishing activity, developing programs enhancing the transformation in the countries of Eastern Europe, organizing meetings, lectures and conferences. The initiator of the College of Eastern Europe, Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, once wrote, “a treaty can be signed in a few minutes, changing the mentality shaped over the ages through historical experience cannot be done in a day. It requires time and conscious effort. In the interest of the Polish reason-of-being, there must be supportive efforts by the state of social initiatives, of which the aim is a coming-together and mutual understanding between people. Only through the direct understanding of Poles and Germans, Poles and Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Lithuanians, Czechs and Slovaks, can we build a long-lasting foundation for the agreements undertaken at the governmental-level”.




Since creating the portal Eastbook.eu, it has been publishing information on the Eastern Partnership in both English and Russian. We write about the main events, convey the complexity of the cooperation with the European Union, as well as presenting the culture and history of the countries of the Eastern Partnership. While specifically focusing on civil society development, it presents articles written by experts, activists and politicians engaged in a dialogue between the partner countries and the EU, as well as creating an open meeting place for all users. Your opinions and comments constitute an essential part of our project.





East European Security Research Initiative Foundation (EESRI.org) is a discussion, analytical and information-sharing international platform aimed at uniting efforts of the experts and researches from various countries to find effective ways for strengthening security in the Eastern Europe as the most vulnerable region of the contemporary Europe. Our main mission is to facilitate international research on East European security issues through the preparing of expert’s assessments, maintaining exchange of related experience, arranging professional discussions, elaborating recommendations for conflict de-escalation, crisis resolution and preventing, and addressing threats to security both on regional and national levels.




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E&M is an online lifestyle magazine created by young Europeans for young Europeans. Its motto is to "make Europe personal", because Europe is often only identified with politics and bureaucracy. Our mission is MISSION POSSIBLE. We like Europe. We like each other. Out of those two facts this magazine was born. We have very serious goals. We want to support the emergence of a young European public. We want to contribute to a new perception of the European community – beyond the category of a nation state. And last but not least, we want to have fun! We don't particularly fancy the boring world of Brussels, we'd rather have the colourful and kitsch world of Eurovision Song Contest. But both of these are us.




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The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) is the first non-governmental, non-for-profit diplomatic academy in Europe, with a mission of shaping, sharpening and inspiring a new generation of enlightened international leaders. Since its inception in 2004 and with over 3000 graduates from more than 40 countries, EAD offers the highest quality tailor-made programs at graduate, post-graduate and executive levels. Renowned for its teaching methods, international faculty and distinguished speakers, the EAD prepares diplomats, civil servants, political and social leaders, as well as representatives of businesses, academia and the non-governmental sector for the challenges of a globalizing and ever changing world.



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The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is the first pan-European think-tank. Launched in October 2007, its objective is to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent and effective European values-based foreign policy. It is independent and has no connection to the institutions of the EU. ECFR has developed a strategy with three distinctive elements that define its activities: a pan-European Council, a physical presence in the main EU member states and a distinctive research and policy development process.



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The European Solidarity Centre is a multifunctional institution combining scientific, cultural and educational activity with a modern museum and archive, documenting freedom movements in the modern history of Poland and Europe. The Centre was established in Gdańsk on 8 November 2007, with the main purpose of preserving the heritage and retain a fond memory of Solidarność in order to hand it down to future generations, while stressing its relevance and universal value. The first task of ECS was to realise a modern, interactive museum demonstrating how the events in the Gdansk Shipyard initiated the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. The second goal of ESC activity is to hand down the heritage, ideas and notion of solidarity to future generations. We are also a cultural institution creating our own events and projects, and organising concerts and festivals with a view to inspiring fresh and new artistic movements.







Eurozine is a network of European cultural journals, linking up more than 80 partner journals and just as many associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. Eurozine is also a netmagazine which publishes outstanding articles from its partner journals with additional translations into one of the major European languages.






The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective. An innovative and unique institution located in Kazimierz, the Jewish district of Kraków, Poland, the Museum is a registered charity in Poland and the UK. The objectives of the Museum are to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions typically associated with the Jewish past in Poland and to educate both Poles and Jews about their own histories, whilst encouraging them to think about the future.




Herito is a bilingual English-Polish quarterly published by the International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland. It is our hope that it will come to be a unique forum for discussions on heritage, culture, our times, and the future. As a periodical it will focus on issues of locus and related reflections, on space and its various meanings, and on the geography of the imagination and of memory. The pretext for the topics it undertakes to examine is Central Europe, which has a heritage of experience and cultural dilemmas that are at once unique and highly relevant to contemporary debate.


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The Krakow Festival Office (Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, KBF) was established in 1997 as a municipal institution of culture. The Krakow Festival Office deals with the organisation and promotion of major cultural events of local, national, and international scope. The first goal of the original Festival Office, at the time known as the Kraków 2000 Festival Bureau, was the organisation of a series of prestigious events from practically all fields of culture: this five-year-long programme was associated with the award of the title of European City of Culture of the Year 2000 to Krakow. It has functioned under its current name since 2005.





At a time when the energy debate has never been more central to our daily lives, Natural Gas Europe is the leading engagement platform directed towards the entire natural gas stakeholder spectrum. Through Natural Gas Europe’s online presence and Gas Dialogues sessions, all key stakeholder group are brought together in order to craft a unique arena for discussion and dialogue. Natural Gas Europe’s correspondents, contributors, knowledge and media partners and experts provide natural gas and energy-related information and insight.




Nowa Europa Wschodnia is a Polish language bimonthly journal dedicated to problems of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the sister edition of New Eastern Europe. The aim of the magazine is to show the fullest possible picture of the region. Almost all the important events that have taken place east of Poland, to some extent also affect our country. It is therefore important that we look at the political, economic and social issues of in the region.





The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) is a Polish think tank dealing with analyses of the political, economic and social situation in the neighbour countries, Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Southern Caucasus, Central Asia and Germany. In particular, we actively participate in discussions about the EU Eastern policy, energy security challenges, as well as political, social and economic transformations of neighbour countries. The Centre has a dual objective of stimulating expert debates and providing information and analytic support to decision makers in Poland. The Centre for Eastern Studies was established in 1990. It employs around 50 analysts and is fully funded by the state budget.



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The Casimir Pulaski Foundation (Fundacja im. Kazimierza Pułaskiego, FKP) is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan think tank based in Warsaw, Poland specialising in foreign policy research. The foundation's research helps these officials gain insight into the future and predict coming changes. Founded in 2004, the foundation concentrates in its research in two areas: transatlantic relations in the context of security policy and research in the post-Soviet sphere of influence. Other points of interests include Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.



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The International Centre for Defence Studies is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization based in Tallinn, Estonia.  The ICDS’ independent expertise helps the state’s institutions develop more effective policies, and raise the general public’s awareness of issues that influence Estonia’s security and defence. The Centre was founded in 2006 with the mission to become the regional hub of first choice for the security and defence communities of Estonia, and her Euro-Atlantic Allies and Partners, in accessing cutting edge knowledge and analysis of international security.




The Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland is dedicated to enriching Jewish life in Poland and to connecting Jews from around the world with their East European heritage. Through educational and cultural programs in Jewish studies, tourism, publishing, the arts and media, the Taube Center strengthens Polish Jewish literacy and cultivates global knowledge and a celebration of a living Polish Jewish heritage, drawing from its rich historical legacy.



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V4 Revue is a webzine reflecting the ideas, society and politics of the four Central European countries in the Visegrad group. V4 Revue consists of five sections. In Looking back you can read about reflections of the V4′s past. In Inside Visegrad you can read about the current debates on society, politics and economy in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary or Slovakia. Visegrad abroad provides a window into the activities of the V4 states and civil societies the adjacent neighborhood. Stories about first-hand Visegrad experiences of the non-Visegradians can be found in the Visegrad for beginners. Finally, Now in Visegrad offers stream of updates on festivals, conferences and other social gatherings across the region. You can also find articles published in our partner publication – Visegrad Insight.



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Vostok Cable is a blog about Russia and Eastern Europe – yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Founded by a group of students at Oxford University, it aspires to provide a unique perspective on the region, bridging the gap between academic and media debates.

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"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."


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“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.”


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“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



Gazeta.ua (Ukraine) January 2016



Wirtschafts Blatt (Austria) January 2016



NewsMaker (Moldova) December 2015



Inosmi.ru (Russia) December 2015



Stop Fake (Ukraine) September 2015



Profi-forex.org (Russia) September 2015



Rueconomics.ru (Russia) September 2015



Buongiorno Slovacchia (Italy) September 2015



Bfm.ru (Russia) September 2015



Tin Tuc Viet Nam (Vietnam) September 2015



Bfm.ru (Russia) September 2015



Bfm.ru (Russia) September 2015



Pravda.ru (Russia) August 2015



Tin Tuc Viet Nam (Vietnam) August 2015



Bfm.ru (Russia) August 2015



FOCUS Information Agency (Bulgaria) July 2015



News.am (Armenia) July 2015



NewsMaker.md (Moldova) July 2015



Onet.pl (Poland) May 2015



Transitions Online, May 2015



Voice of America (USA) April 2015



Eurasia Review, April 2015



Hir24.hu (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



DELFI.lt (Lithuania) February 2015



Die Presse (Austria) February 2015



Radio Svoboda (RFE-RL Ukraine) January 2015



Обозреватель, obozrevatel.com (Ukraine) January 2015



Voice of America, January 2015



Haqqin.az (Azerbaijan) January 2015



Charter97.org (Ukraine) January 2015



Radio Svoboda (RFE-RL Ukraine) January 2015



Radio Svoboda (RFE-RL Ukraine) January 2015



Joinfo.ua (Ukraine) January 2015



Glavnoe.ua (Ukraine) January 2015



Обозреватель, obozrevatel.com (Ukraine) January 2015



РБК, top.rbc.ru (Russia) January 2015



Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) September 2014



Panorama.am (Armenia) September 2014



News.am (Armenia) September 2014



Eurasia Review, September 2014



Latvijas Sabiedriskie mediji, Lsm.lv (Latvia) September 2014



Voice of America (in Ukrainian) September 2014



Vesti.az (Azerbaijan) August 2014



News.am (Armenia) August 2014



Inosmi.ru (Russia) July 2014



GRASS - Georgia's Reforms Associates (Georgia) July2014



Foreign Policy Research Institute (United States) July 2014



Polit.ru (Russia) May 2014



Delfi.lt (Lithuania) April 2014



EurasiaNet.org (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



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" http://kalniete.lv/2014/01/27/tris-dienas-gruzija-2008-gada-augusta-un-ukraina-sodien/


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



Vlast.net (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:



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



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Foreign Policy (United States), July 2013:



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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:



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Guardian (UK), May 2012:



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Charter97 (Belarus), May 2012:



Kyiv Post (Ukraine), May 2012:



Kuano Diena (Lithuania), April 2012:



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Omega.md (Moldova), January 2012:



Transistions Online (Czech Republic), Oct. 2011:



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About New Eastern Europe

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New Eastern Europe is the exclusive bimonthly news magazine dedicated to Central and Eastern European affairs. Our editorial team is based in Krakow, Poland. The project is a joint collaboration between the City of Gdansk, the European Solidarity Center and the Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe.


The mission of New Eastern Europe is to shape the debate, enhance understanding, and further the dialogue surrounding issues facing the states that were once a part of the Soviet Union or under its influence. New Eastern Europe is not a scholarly journal, but takes a more journalistic approach with commentary/analysis from journalists, experts, analysts, writers, historians, as well as leaders and political figures from the East and the West.


Our editorial philosophy is to provide a voice to the region. We maintain our independence from all of our funders and seek to print contributions that we feel best represent the region.


Our editorial board is an international body made up of leading experts and opinion-makers from Poland and the region.


Since publishing our first issue in October 2011, the reaction in Europe and America has been extremely positive. A review in the Austrian daily Die Presse wrote about New Eastern Europe that:


“The first issue of this journal met all its expectations: well-known authors from the East and West, and a variety of countries and topics covered. The texts are not academically pompous or overly long and the layout is extremely pleasant. In sum, a thoroughly successful magazine debut.”  Burkhard Bischof, Die Presse.


Learn more about what others are saying about us: http://neweasterneurope.eu/about-nee/acclaim-for-nee


New Eastern Europe is a not-for-profit journal written in English. All proceeds and grants we receive are dedicated to producing a high-quality, engaging publication sharing the most current in-depth analyses and ideas that are emerging out of the region. All costs are put into making sure that not only is the journal rich in quality and content, but also that it also reaches a wide international audience.


Print issues are for sale in Poland, Europe, North America and Australia. Our international distributor is Pineapple-Media.


Digital versions are for sale through our digital distributor PocketMags online. We will also be available on mobile devices, iPads and Andriod.


All proceeds made on the sale of the magazine are used for the sole purposes of making our enterprise more sustainable and ensuring the highest quality to our readers and maintain free online content (in addition to the print journal) providing most up-to-date information on current events and culture in this region.


We encourage all readers to join the dialogue and support New Eastern Europe by subscribing today for 40 euros/year (45 US dollars). More information is provided at the link below: 




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New Eastern Europe is co-financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.



Wojciech Wojtasiewicz

Wojciech Wojtasiewicz is a PhD student at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He is a member of the Association “Bridge to Georgia” and the Institute of Eastern Initiatives. 

4(IX)/2013: Searching For Success




Why Europe's integration with the East can still be achieved and what it will take

In the lead up to this November’s Vilnius Summit, the fall 2013 issue of New Eastern Europe has a strong focus on the developments within the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and the search for success since its launch in 2009.

The issue opens with exclusive op-eds written for New Eastern Europe by two foreign ministers: Carl Bildt of Sweden and Radosław Sikorski of Poland, both representing the states which initiated the EaP and still believe in its success. Success is possible, write foreign policy experts, Jana Kobzova, Rafał Sadowski and Adam Balcer, provided more work is done and new strategies are made. Essays by Vitaly Portnikov, Pawel Kowal and Kakha Gogolashvili give the reader deeper insight into the specific issues facing the countries of the EaP and what will come after Vilnius.

This issue also presents the results of an exclusive New Eastern Europe scorecard, in which ten European experts grade the EaP’s progress and break down the successes and remaining challenges to the initiative.

The Fall 2013 issue includes a special section on the role of new media in Eastern Europe and brings to light many issues related to freedom of speech online. Mykola Kniazhystksy, a Ukrainian journalist and member of Ukraine’s parliament, argues that private media in Ukraine is basically a toy for the super-rich, while Igor Lyubashenko points to the growing role of internet usage as a new shift in Ukrainian society. Likewise, Sergey Utkin discusses how the internet is not only a space for free media in Russia; it is also a space for the authorities who are becoming savvier online. Eryk Mistewicz’s article on Poland shows that in this new media environment there is no more need for journalists.

Finally, in the history section, Yaroslav Hrytsak discusses the Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation process and explains why in 2013 we are further away from 1989 than we were in 2003; while former prime minister of Estonia Mart Laar reminds us of the struggles against totalitarianism in the aftermath of the Second World War.

We invite you to subscribe to New Eastern Europe for the low cost of 32 euros per year or to download our app on Apple’s AppStore or Google Play.

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