· December, 2008

Stories about Poland from December, 2008

Central and Eastern Europe: A Christmas Roundup

  24 December 2008

A holiday season roundup: Tanja of Czechmatediary recalls family Christmas celebrations of her childhood, writes about the Czech Christmas Mass, and shares a recipe of Vanocka (“Christmas bread”); CzechFolks.com writes about a calorie-free yet mouth-watering way of decorating a holiday table with crocheted Czech Christmas cookies; The Foreigner's Guide to...

Central & Eastern Europe: Freedom in the Balkans; Visa Restrictions

  22 December 2008

Ari Rusila examines the Balkan-related results of the Freedom House's Freedom in the World survey at AriRusila’s BalkanBlog, and writes about the Henley Visa Restrictions Index, highlighting the results for countries of Central and Eastern Europe, at AriRusila's BalkanPerspective at Blogactiv.eu.

Poland: Climate, History, Holidays

  16 December 2008

A roundup of the recent posts on Poland: Leopolis writes about a successful outcome of the EU climate package talks; Raf Uzar writes about General Wojciech Jaruzelski's alleged plans to “open Poland’s borders and let in the Soviet army”; 20 east is fuming about bad driving in Warsaw; Polandian complains...

Central & Eastern Europe: Mikołajki, Mikuláš

  10 December 2008

In Poland, “Santa Claus visits twice” – according to the POLSKI blog: on St. Nicholas Day and for Christmas. Same in Slovakia, writes The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia, and in the Czech Republic (more about it on CzechFolks.com and on My Czech Republic Blog.

Sweden: Immigration

  3 December 2008

Certain Ideas of Europe writes: “Not all of those Polish plumbers leaving Britain and Ireland as the economies slow are necessarily going straight home. Sweden has seen immigration surge to record levels this year.”

Poland, Ukraine: Euro 2012

  3 December 2008

The 8th Circle notes that Euro 2012 will be moved elsewhere if the stadiums in Kyiv and Warsaw are not built in time.

Russia: Nord Stream

  3 December 2008

White Sun of the Desert writes about the “Russian threat to scrap the controversial Nord Stream pipeline project, which would supply Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea, bypassing the Baltic states.”