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Central Europe is safer but less optimistic than 30 years ago

Episode Summary

30 years after the fall of the Soviet Union Central Europe can feel safer than in the past, but security threats are ever present. Countries like Poland or Czech Republic entered EU and NATO. Got wealthier but not everything worked as planned or dreamed in the past. The optimism or even naivety of the early years of transformation was replaced by caution, even with some bitterness, but still, the outcome has to be considered as positive.

Episode Notes

The podcast was produced in the framework of the conference "Czechia, Poland and the Current Russian Historical Narratives: Old Problems, New Common Opportunities". The conference is supported by the Czech-Polish Forum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.