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# eastern-europe - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Eastern European countries impose new coronavirus restrictions
# Hungary
# Hungary

Eastern European countries impose new coronavirus restrictions

Jul 12th 2020, 3:45 PM 40,727 Views 35 Comments

The mandatory use of face masks and travel bans or quarantines are among the measures being introduced.

# eastern-europe - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Revealed: The human trafficking heroin gang behind an acid attack on a drugs garda
# Under Investigation
# Under Investigation

Revealed: The human trafficking heroin gang behind an acid attack on a drugs garda

Jul 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 52,688 Views 64 Comments

Gardaí have been investigating this gang for a number of years.

# eastern-europe - Saturday 19 November, 2016

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration

Nov 19th 2016, 7:20 AM 35,302 Views 163 Comments

The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Couples suspected of entering sham marriages in Ireland will be investigated
# New Rule
# New Rule

Couples suspected of entering sham marriages in Ireland will be investigated

Aug 18th 2015, 3:00 PM 22,130 Views 41 Comments

The Registrar will now be able to investigate couples and report them to immigration services.

# eastern-europe - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Some of the most ridiculous Soviet-era buildings are still standing
# Top Marx
# Top Marx

Some of the most ridiculous Soviet-era buildings are still standing

May 3rd 2015, 5:00 PM 35,178 Views 52 Comments

They REALLY like UFOs.

# eastern-europe - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Here's what people around the globe eat on Easter
# Hot Cross Buns
# Hot Cross Buns

Here's what people around the globe eat on Easter

Apr 5th 2015, 9:30 AM 16,642 Views 18 Comments

And not an Easter egg in sight…

# eastern-europe - Friday 12 December, 2014

Irish people have less extra cash than our European neighbours
# Not Going Out
# Not Going Out

Irish people have less extra cash than our European neighbours

Dec 12th 2014, 10:44 AM 5,110 Views 76 Comments

New figures from Eurostat show Irish households to have 6% less material wealth than the European average.

# eastern-europe - Monday 8 September, 2014

Nude celebrity photos might not be to blame for New Zealand internet crash
# Celebrity
# Celebrity

Nude celebrity photos might not be to blame for New Zealand internet crash

Sep 8th 2014, 10:03 AM 12,326 Views 3 Comments

The company involved now suspects a cyber attack may have taken place.

# eastern-europe - Friday 5 September, 2014

Nato agrees to set up rapid reaction "spearhead' force to ward off Russia
# Eastern Europe
# Eastern Europe

Nato agrees to set up rapid reaction "spearhead' force to ward off Russia

Sep 5th 2014, 2:25 PM 8,553 Views 140 Comments

“This decision sends a clear message — Nato protects all allies, at all times.”

# eastern-europe - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Polls from across Europe show a rise in left-leaning parties
# Election 14
# Election 14

Polls from across Europe show a rise in left-leaning parties

May 25th 2014, 6:50 PM 9,797 Views 68 Comments

However, in some countries, turnout is at levels that would be considered abysmal here.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation
# Standoff
# Standoff

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation

Mar 18th 2014, 7:49 AM 10,055 Views 186 Comments

An agreement is still to be signed but the UK has already said Russia has taken is ‘paving the way for the annexation of part of Ukraine’.

# eastern-europe - Monday 6 January, 2014

Polish Minister criticises David Cameron over immigrant comments
# Tensions
# Tensions

Polish Minister criticises David Cameron over immigrant comments

Jan 6th 2014, 10:12 PM 11,761 Views 93 Comments

The British Prime Minister had said that existing benefit rules for EU workers from eastern Europe were a “monumental mistake” – but Poland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs disagrees.

# eastern-europe - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Transnistria, the unofficial country that missed the collapse of the Soviet Union
# Back In The USSR
# Back In The USSR

Transnistria, the unofficial country that missed the collapse of the Soviet Union

Sep 28th 2013, 8:45 AM 11,184 Views 10 Comments

It’s a near fully-functioning state between Ukraine and Moldova, with its own army and parliament.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Another jewel theft in Cannes as thieves swipe €70,000 diamond ring
# France
# France

Another jewel theft in Cannes as thieves swipe €70,000 diamond ring

Aug 20th 2013, 9:55 PM 11,970 Views 30 Comments

It’s the latest in a series of brazen thefts in the French Riviera city, following one of the world’s biggest heists last month.

# eastern-europe - Monday 4 February, 2013

Turkish PM says delay in country joining the EU is "unforgivable"
# Long Wait
# Long Wait

Turkish PM says delay in country joining the EU is "unforgivable"

Feb 4th 2013, 7:27 PM 7,612 Views 55 Comments

“Let’s not delay it, let’s finish it,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters, saying Turkey has been trying to join the EU since 1959.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Georgian elections: President concedes shock defeat in peaceful transfer
# Georgia
# Georgia

Georgian elections: President concedes shock defeat in peaceful transfer

Oct 2nd 2012, 3:47 PM 3,567 Views 5 Comments

Mikheil Saakashvili’s party loses control of parliament – one of the first times an ex-Soviet country has seen a peaceful transition.

# eastern-europe - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Estonian president takes to Twitter to bemoan New York Times' economic analysis
# Fight! Fight!
# Fight! Fight!

Estonian president takes to Twitter to bemoan New York Times' economic analysis

Jun 7th 2012, 9:37 AM 2,573 Views 6 Comments

The New York Times’ Paul Krugman played down Estonia’s economy. Toomas Hendrik Ilves wasn’t at all pleased.

# eastern-europe - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Heavy snowfall traps 11,000 people in Serbia
# Europe
# Europe

Heavy snowfall traps 11,000 people in Serbia

Feb 2nd 2012, 3:21 PM 5,014 Views 5 Comments

meanwhile, the death toll from the sub-zero temperatures hitting eastern Europe this week has risen to 122.

# eastern-europe - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Helicopters evacuate Eastern Europeans stranded in cold snap
# Winter Weather
# Winter Weather

Helicopters evacuate Eastern Europeans stranded in cold snap

Feb 1st 2012, 7:41 PM 4,623 Views 4 Comments

The death toll from a severe cold spell across Eastern Europe has risen to 85.

# eastern-europe - Monday 30 January, 2012

# eastern-europe - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Nine injured in Bucharest anti-austerity protest
# Romania
# Romania

Nine injured in Bucharest anti-austerity protest

Jan 15th 2012, 4:28 PM 2,340 Views 43 Comments

Thousands have taken to the streets in Romania to protest against austerity measures for a third consecutive day.

# eastern-europe - Thursday 22 September, 2011

YouTube Top 10: because trikes are that extreme
# Virals
From The42
# Virals

YouTube Top 10: because trikes are that extreme

Sep 22nd 2011, 2:03 PM 545 Views 0 Comments

Also in this week’s countdown: booty-shaking LPGA golfers, Ben Foden’s cringe-proof rapping and Roberto Soldado out-Fernandoing a certain Chelsea striker.

# eastern-europe - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Six rescues and four arrests in Belfast human trafficking probe
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Six rescues and four arrests in Belfast human trafficking probe

Aug 24th 2011, 5:33 PM 140 Views 0 Comments

Officers from the PSNI Organised Crime Branch carry out a major sting on a human trafficking ring in Belfast.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Should Ireland pay child benefit for children living abroad?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Should Ireland pay child benefit for children living abroad?

Mar 22nd 2011, 10:18 AM 6,276 Views 6 Comments

Joan Burton has announced a review of rules allowing parents to claim benefits, even if their children live overseas.