The Edge of Chaos
A journalist disappears,
leading politicians are blamed,
and Ukraine faces its deepest
crisis since independence.
|2000: The Year in Review
From the night when we partied with Prince to the day of an odyssey of references to Arthur C Clarke, the year 2000 brought out the best and worst in Europe.
In Slovakia the President battles with his health, and the PM struggles to remain in power.
Even with a pro-reform government and economic growth, Ukraine still faced its share of problems in 2000.
|Out of Step
Triumphant abroad, Serbia faces serious trouble at home.
The Balkans have been a hive of electoral activity, but has anything really changed?
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|Everybody Had a Hard Year
For the people of Kosovo, just surviving the winter was a welcome victory in itself.
Compared with its turbulent and troubled neighbours, Slovenia has had a mercifully stable and unexciting year.
|Post King Kohl
The chancellor of national unity is truly gone. Has Germany been able to escape his shadow?
|New Year's Eve in Chisinau, Moldova, 1998 (photo: Karin Steinbrueck)
The divisions of 2000 will weigh on Austria's political landscape for years to come.
Lithuania spent the year watching its neighbors make progress.
As prosperity spreads, Estonians couldn't care less about politics.
|Scars Run Deep
The quick end of Bosnia's
ethnic politics does not mean they are easily forgotten.
Tuđman left Croatia with an isolated economy and a frustrated population.
|Anything for a Quiet Life
Poland came closer to its goal of normalcy, but there was still plenty to rock the boat.
Though economic and political union is within reach, the European Union's greatest challenge remains.
|Identity and Integration
2000 has made Hungarians reconsider identity, vulnerability and mutual dependence on neighbours.
|Two Steps Forward...
While the Czech Republic had a stable government and economy, it did not perform as well as its neighbours in the EU's eyes.
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|Shedding the Balkan Skin
How Slovenia went from the brink of war to star student of the EU in just a few short years.
|Greasing the Wheels
The bribes, the theft, the orgies... Hungary's incredible oil scandal fully explained.
|Memory and Forgetting
Historical amnesia and post-Cold War attitudes in the Czech Republic. FREE ebook for CER eBookclub members.
|After the Rain
CER's controversial columnist takes on the question: Has "transition" all been for nought?