The leaders of the West met in Warsaw to discuss the challenges caused by the Russo-Ukrainian war. The following thoughts and statements are snapshots of the war and what our leaders dare to say now.
The elite of Central Europe, accompanied by Germany and the US, gathered in Warsaw in
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In the context of the war and the escalating crisis, we usually talk about the problems of the past and the difficulties and challenges of the future. But what will be the way out of the crisis for Germany, the Achilles’ heel of the EU since the war broke out?
The beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war put many topics into focus that common people didn’t have to think much about before. Besides energy policy and the changes on the energy market already influencing the prices of utilities, at the onset of the war, panic ensued when different media outlets
No more Big Mac in Moscow, but at least Ukrainians can enjoy the iconic burger again. A new restaurant chain is opening to replace McDonald’s in Russia, while old restaurants can finally reopen in Ukraine. Fast food was once one of the most powerful symbols of easing Cold War
Western sanctions with severe consequences, partially failed military operations, unrealistic superpower aspirations, and shrinking room for maneuver. We discussed these issues of the Russo-Ukrainian war, among other things, with Máté György Vigóczki, a Russia expert.
Six months have passed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. The Russians launched a
The opportunity is here; Central and Eastern Europe must seize it. The Russo-Ukrainian war is an absolute horror, but it also offers CEE countries a chance to catch up with the western part of the continent. The regional countries must join forces and strengthen their digital links to put the
Driven by the deep-rooted identity and values of the Ukrainian people, the founders of GUNIA Project, Maria Gavryliuk and Natasha Kamenska, decided to release a collection dedicated to life and freedom. The collection includes blue and yellow ceramics, necklaces and knitted belts.
“Ukraine is fighting for its peaceful life and
Drugs, gambling, and prostitution are not included in inflation. But what is? How is inflation calculated, and which products are getting more expensive? Analysis.
Inflation is in the news and regularly discussed on social media platforms now. Banks are raising interest rates, people are buying chicken breasts like there is
More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
The Russo-Ukrainian war has entered its fourth month, but nobody can tell when and how the invasion will stop. Nevertheless, one thing is sure; the conflict has severe global political and economic effects. Today we will focus on food supply. Ukraine is a significant grain exporter, but many regional trade
The Russo-Ukrainian war has put Central and Eastern Europe in the international spotlight; our region has great potential, but many problems hold back innovation. Unfortunately, Slovak education’s quality is below par, and 10.000 IT experts are missing from the job market. But, regarding environmental protection, Slovakia might be
The “EXTINCT AND RESURGENT” project consists of a photo series and a fashion film created by a team of Ukrainian artists in a unique location. Filmed in the halls of the Kharkiv State Natural History Museum, the video features DZHUS transformer clothes, Lada Legina 3D-printed jewelry and House Martin shoes.
We discussed the Polish-Ukrainian relations, the „deputinisation” of Russia, the ongoing war, and the rapid changes in world politics and history with the Polish historian Jan Malicki. Strong statements, possible solutions, and bold conclusions in the exclusive interview he gave to Hype&Hyper. Part II.
Jan Malicki is a Polish
We discussed the Polish-Ukrainian relations, the „deputinisation” of Russia, the ongoing war, and the rapid changes in world politics and history with the Polish historian Jan Malicki. Strong statements, possible solutions, and bold conclusions in the exclusive interview he gave to Hype&Hyper. Part I.
Jan Malicki is a Polish
“We believe it’s important to help and demonstrate our opinion not only as a private individual but also as a design brand. We say no to war, to all forms of violence, we stand in solidarity with people fighting for their freedom,” says the DOT for You brand’s
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Balbek Bureau: they discussed that the architecture studio will construct a temporary shelter for locals near Kyiv while they rebuild their homes, following the Russian invasion. Located between the cities of Bucha and Irpin, the short-term housing scheme will accommodate between 1,300 and
European tourism is getting the short end of the stick again. After the Covid-19 pandemic, when it seemed that nothing could stand in travelers’ way, Russia attacked Ukraine. What are the implications of war in this context? Can the current situation lead to a similar backlash as in 2020? Or
After the industrial revolutions, the development of technology and warfare further increased the impact of wars on the environment, says Erik Kovács Dr. We discussed the ecological implications of the Russo-Ukrainian war, lessons from history, and the most severe environmental degradations—interview on Hype&Hyper.
In one of your analyses,
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban designed the modular partition system in 2011 as a simple solution to enhance privacy in evacuation centers. It was first used in shelters following the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011), since then they have been deployed as Covid-19 vaccination booths, and now the concept has
Novi Sanzhary is the site of a prototype of an administrative service centre designed by Swedish architect Claesson Koivisto Rune. The European Union and Ukraine have jointly initiated a program to support decentralization in the country, and the architectural studio has offered to design the building pro bono, in addition
The Italian authorities seized a 145-meter yacht, designed by Starck for the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko in 2017, as part of the sanctions imposed over the war in Ukraine.
The £444 million Sailing Yacht is one of the largest superyachts in the world, which was designed by French designer Philippe
Russian hackers constantly attack the most critical sectors, including government and finance. They are trying to gain access, install malware or steal data. It is not only Ukraine that is under attack; the websites of Czech ministries aimed to help Ukrainian refugees, including the Ministry of Interior, were down for
“The attempts to isolate have not worked even with small countries such as Cuba or North Korea. Compared to them, Russia is an immeasurably larger player in the global economy, with a potentially self-sufficient territory and raw material base”–says György Ilyash, researcher of the Hungarian Institute for Foreign Affairs
“The main problem is when production and market become disconnected, our region tends to fall into this mistake”–says Gábor Nagy, the CEO of Agrina Consulting, Hungary. The expert is asked about rising food prices, the opportunities for regional agricultural policy and the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia.
Rising inflationary pressures, stuck supply chains, Western sanctions, a collapsing Russian economy and the situation and opportunities for our region. We talked about these topics with Dr. Karsten Staehr, Professor of Macroeconomics from the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
The impact of EU sanctions has already been felt radically in
The war in Ukraine makes the consolidation of NATO’s eastern flank particularly important, as the future of the region is unpredictable. Accordingly, the development of military forces in Slovakia and the Czech Republic has also became a priority. Our interview with Jakub Wiśniewski, Secretary of the GLOBSEC Board of
The war in Ukraine has already forced more than 1.5 million people to flee their country, a number that the UN estimates could reach 5 million in the near future. While the majority are seeking refuge in neighboring Poland, Hungary has also become a major host country during the
On the first day of the invasion of Ukraine, a Ukrainian woman gave sunflower seeds to an armed Russian soldier. “Take these seeds and put them in your pockets, so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here,” she says in the video, which has been viewed
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