Eastern Europe

Man Versus Food

Horse tartare in Belgrade is nicer than hot new London restaurant Barnyard

Joyful Dissonance

With her husband Robert, Sonia Delaunay was a pioneer of early 20th-century abstraction

Genius from the Bike Factory

Albin Planinc, the tragic Slovenian

Maidan is a Reminder of our Forgotten Values

In toppling Yanukovych, Ukrainians risked their lives to tell the West that true freedom means more than just individualism

The Russians Are Coming

'Like everyone else in Kiev my friend has been having nightmares'

A Borderland on the Edge

The West still sees Ukraine through Russia's eyes

Letting The Right Ones In

'How hospitable will Germans be now that travel restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians have been lifted?'

Judit and Holofernes

In a male dominated game it was an 15-year-old girl who became the youngest ever grandmaster. She is now chess's finest female player

Latvia’s Lost World

Jean-Paul Kaufmann's A Journey to Nowhere recounts how a student love affair led him to discover Courland, the Latvian peninsula with a troubled history and elusive identity

A Hungarian Democrat Takes on the Old Guard

After last year's landslide, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been attacked across Europe for his new media law. But is the criticism fair?

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"