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Trip to mysterious Czech rocks and more

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The Adršpach-Teplice Rocks were the grand finale (and my favorite part) of a fascinating, diverse excursion.

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Lijepa naša: an ode to Croatia

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This increasingly popular holiday destination in Europe is a lot more than natural beauty. Just ask the Croats.

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Where the refugee crisis and press freedom issues meet

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Arrested refugees in Fylakio detention center, Thrace Evros Greece," by User: Ggia. Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Besides being a humanitarian crisis, the current refugee situation also highlights limitations to press freedom in Europe.

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The source of the refugee crisis

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During the last weeks European policymakers have been fighting with each other over the best way to respond to the current refugee crisis. However difficult the political negotiations are – they are a mess; much worse than the Greek debacle, as far as integrity of EU institutions are concerned – no refugee relocation and integration plan will be effective. The reason is that any European-only-plan ignores the source of the problem: The Syrian civil war.

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My emergency airplane landing

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A positive story involving a difficult situation aboard an airplane in Europe.

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