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  Central Europe travel guide - Wikitravel
Central Europe comprises the countries in the center of Europe.
Central Europe has some of the oldest and best preserved cities on the continent.
With the peaceful reunification of Germany and the recent expansion of the EU to encompass the former Warsaw Pact states in the region, this problem finally seemes to have been solved.
wikitravel.org /en/Central_Europe   (1172 words)

  Central Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe.
It is sometimes joked that Central Europe is the part of the continent that is considered Eastern by Western Europeans and Western by Eastern Europeans.
Geography strongly defines Central Europe's borders to its neighbouring regions to the North and South: namely Northern Europe (or Scandinavia) across the Baltic Sea and the Apennine peninsula (or Italy) across the Alps.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_Europe   (880 words)

 Eastern Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a cultural and ethnic concept, the term Eastern Europe was defined by 19th century German nationalists to be synonymous with "Slavic Europe", as opposed to Germanic (Western) Europe.
Most of Europe's historically Protestant and Roman Catholic countries (with the exception of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, and the various European microstates) were now EU members, while most of Europe's historically Eastern Orthodox countries (with the exception of Greece and Cyprus) were outside the EU.
A number of countries that are geographically part of Central Europe became included in "Eastern Europe" during the era of the Cold War due to them being Communist states.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Europe   (1343 words)

 Central Europe
It was argued in Central Europe that the only way out of the trap of government intervention in television, which turned every attempt to create western European-style public service broadcasters into the mere mouthpieces of the ruling party, was to establish a commercial system.
Many of the new governments in Central Europe have adopted strongly nationalistic policies and, as a consequence, have written into their broadcasting acts restrictions on the ownership and direction of commercial broadcasters.
As we have seen, the political culture in Central Europe is not one in which the government is likely to increase the subsidy to television without demanding concessions in return.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/C/htmlC/centraleurop/centraleurop.htm   (4658 words)

 GEO-2000: Chapter Two: The State of the Environment - Europe and Central Asia - Freshwater
Water resources in Europe and Central Asia have been profoundly influenced over the past century by human activities, including the construction of dams and canals, large irrigation and drainage systems, changes of land cover in most watersheds, high inputs of chemicals from industry and agriculture into surface and groundwater, and depletion of aquifers.
Europe (but not Central Asia) and North America are the only global regions where more water is used for industry (55 per cent on average in Europe) than for agriculture (31 per cent) or domestic purposes (14 per cent).
In Central Europe, the resumption of economic growth may result in increasing water pollution, reversing the improvements that have resulted from the sharp decline in industrial activity and reductions in the use of fertilizers and pesticides.
www.unep.org /geo2000/english/0078.htm   (1367 words)

 Central Europe
The geography of Central Europe is dominated by the Carpathian Mountains.
Small coins of any type were rare in the west, as we have mentioned, because of the tendency toward hoarding and the lack of any central authority to maintain their value, especially since they had come to be accepted on face value, not their actual worth, and this trust was difficult to maintain.
The home region of the Altaic languages is supposed to be the mountains of Central Asia, while the Uralic languages arose along the Urals, Finnish languages on the western slopes and Ugric languages on the eastern slopes, between the mountains and the marshes of Siberia.
www.du.edu /~etuttle/misc/europe.htm   (23125 words)

While the countries of Western Europe have rapidly progressed in securing women's right to reproductive health care, the women in East Central Europe face strong challenges to their reproductive rights (To read more about reproductive rights in East Central Europe, see Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives, East Central Europe).
To narrow this widening gap with other parts of Europe, nations of East Central Europe should promote laws and policies that advance the reproductive rights of women and adolescents in the region.
The women of East Central Europe are facing strong challenges to their reproductive rights, which are effectively negating their reproductive health and reproductive self-determination.
www.reproductiverights.org /ww_europe.html   (4163 words)

 GEO-2000: Europe and Central Asia
In Western, Central and Eastern Europe, sulphur dioxide emissions were halved between 1985 and 1994 but Europe still produces approximately one-third of global greenhouse gases.
More than half of the large cities in Europe are overexploiting their groundwater resources, and significant groundwater pollution by nitrates, pesticides, heavy metals and hydrocarbons has been reported from many countries.
However, some targets have yet to be met and plans in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are less advanced than elsewhere because of weak institutional capacities and the slower pace of reform.
www.grida.no /geo2000/ov-e/0006.htm   (508 words)

 Amazon.com: Central Europe : Enemies, Neighbors, Friends: Books: Lonnie R. Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This historical survey of Central Europe covers a region that encompasses contemporary Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia.
Central Europe ("Mitteleurope") is a vibrant region where the interplay of cultures (i.e.
Approaching Central European history, without the clouded lens of modern democratic theory, which eschews feudalism as primitive, has clouded proper understanding of the developments so integral to Central Europe and its history.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0195148258?v=glance   (2043 words)

 EASTERN-CENTRAL EUROPE: The Multicultural Arena
Relics from one of the longest dictatorships in Eastern Europe rub shoulders with citrus orchards, olive groves and vineyards.
Central Bulgaria is traversed from east to west by the Balkan Mountains; the Rhodope range, with the country's highest peak, Musala Mountain (9,592 ft/2,923 m) is in the southwest.
Long before the post-World War II division of Europe and long before 'silent revolutions' in Eastern Europe ended that division, there was another time when Germans took to the streets to demand freedom and unity and for a few months seemed to achieve their goal.
www.omnibusol.com /easteurope.html   (13725 words)

 Europe Central - William T. Vollmann - Penguin Group (USA)
In Europe Central, Vollmann presents a mesmerizing series of intertwined paired stories that compare and contrast the moral decisions made by various figures—some famous, some infamous, some unknown—associated with the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century.
Several stories concern the complex and elusive Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Stalinist assaults against his work and life; also explored are the fates of artists and poets such as Käthe Kollwitz, Anna Akhmatova, and the documentary filmmaker Roman Karmen.
Europe Central is another high-wire act of fiction by a writer of prodigious talent.
us.penguingroup.com /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_9780670033928,00.html   (286 words)

 Central Europe (including Germany), 1400-1600 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During this period, central Europe is a seat of religious upheaval, intellectual activity, and technical innovation.
—take root in central Europe, where they are promoted at centers of learning such as the University of Wittenberg, founded in 1505.
The Central European variant of the International Gothic, known as the Weicher Stil (Soft Style), is characterized by a luminous palette, an abundant use of gold, and a curvilinear elegance in the figures.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/08/euwc/ht08euwc.htm   (2663 words)

 Central Europe
Since the dramatic events of 1989 the nation-states of Central Europe have experienced varying degrees of socio-economic and political change.
Central European governments also have been forced to confront the implications of multiethnic societies.
The Central Europe program will be particularly appropriate for students in economics, political science, European Studies, anthropology/sociology, history, and those interested in multicultural issues.
academic.hws.edu /pge/cecp.html   (859 words)

 EPAA Vol. 6 No. 9 Slowinski: SOCRATES Invades Central Europe
With the European Commission keen on expanding economic markets into Eastern and Central Europe, EU policies are created in an effort to perpetuate free market liberalization and privatization in CEE nations which further contributes to the influence of global corporations.
The Sixth Central and Eastern Eurobarometer revealed that 79% of Hungarians and 78% of Romanians couldn't speak a second language well enough to converse in it (Note 15).
(12) European Union involvement in Eastern and Central Europe was facilitated by the signing of mutual agreements for cooperation on June 25, 1988 between COMECON (Council on Mutual Economic Assistance) and the European Community.
epaa.asu.edu /epaa/v6n9.html   (9412 words)

 LDESP: Central Europe
Despite the fact that a number of countries in Central Europe have sought membership in NATO, they are still struggling to build stable democratic governing institutions after years of totalitarian or authoritarian rule.
It is critical that Central Europe remains stable while the countries of this region embrace democracy and emerge to become valuable partners.
The LDESP program provides insight on how to improve security and civil-military relations in Central Europe, supports the State partnership and peacekeeping missions, and promotes collaborative efforts between Europe and the United States to estabilish stability and democracy in the region.
www.ldesp.org /public/spd.cfm/spi/cent   (306 words)

 Maney Publishing - Search our catalogue
Central Europe publishes original research articles on the history, languages, literature, political culture, music, arts and society of those lands once part of the Habsburg Monarchy and Poland-Lithuania from the Middle Ages to the present.
Central Europe has been established as a refereed journal to foster the worldwide study of the area and to provide a forum for the academic discussion of Central European life and institutions.
Central Europe grew out of The Masaryk Journal, established by Katya A. Kocourek at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London in 1997.
www.maney.co.uk /search?fwaction=show&fwid=141   (230 words)

 NPR : Excerpt: 'Europe Central'
And Europe Central's ministers, who will also be shot, appear on balconies supported by nude marble girls, where they utter dreamy speeches, all the while listening for the ring of the telephone.
Europe feels all, bears all, raising her sky-ringed church-fingers up to heaven so that she can be married.
The late e-Obersturmf├╝hrer Kurt Gerstein has counseled me to seek the answers in Scripture, meaning Europe Central's old Greek Bibles with their red majiscules and fl woodcut engravings of terrifying mummies bursting up from narrow sarcophagi; a few dozen of those volumes survived the war.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4677431   (2222 words)

 Neopaganism in Central-Eastern Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Among the various pagan groups in Central-Eastern Europe the pagans in the Baltic countries - Lithuania and Latvia - seem to be most active and best organized.
The rapid emergence of neo-pagan groups in Central and Eastern Europe seems to be a fruitful object of study; it took place in a region where national tensions burst out after the fall of communism with extreme intensity, following a long period of the artificial freeze.
For the purpose of this study a broader definition can be proposed: neo-paganism was understood as a movement inspired by nature-based spirituality, stressing the need of return to ethnic or tribal identity, to the pre-Christian roots, to the old customs and indigenous values.
vinland.org /heathen/pagancee   (2928 words)

 Amazon.com: Europe Central: Books: William Vollmann   (Site not responding. Last check: )
First, "Europe Central" is not a work for those who need linear narrative structure - "plot" in the conventional sense - unambiguous authorial "voice", and all the trappings of popular, realist fiction.
For the rest of us, "Europe Central" is a much-needed antidote to the American exceptionalist, "Good War" nostalgia that informs so many American accounts of the 20th century.
Europe Central is a collection of stories about "the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR," wherein according to jacket blurb, the author "compares and contrasts the moral decisions made by various figures from this period - some famous, some infamous, some unknown."
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0143036599?v=glance   (2776 words)

 Europe and Central Asia
Countries from Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region need to focus on new approaches in education that will improve the quality of vocational education and provide strong labor market linkages.
From Red to Gray: Aging Populations in Europe and Central Asia
The impact of large migration flows from Western Europe to Central Asia.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/ECAEXT/0,,menuPK:258604~pagePK:158889~piPK:146815~theSitePK:258599,00.html   (359 words)

 Eastern Europe and Central Asia
In parts of south-eastern Europe (especially in countries emerging from conflict and difficult transitions), drug injecting and risky sexual behavior appear to be on the increase.
Central Asia is at the crossroads of the main drug-trafficking routes between East and West.
However, in Central Europe, sex between men is clearly the predominant mode of HIV transmission in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, and the Slovak Republic.
hivinsite.ucsf.edu /global?page=cr03-00-00   (1902 words)

 Central Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Magyars were a Steppe Nomad people, vaguely related to the Finns, who broke into Central Europe in the 9th century.
Very early in his reign Hungary was invaded by the central wing of the Mongol Horde under Batu Khan; half the nation was put to the torch, while Béla was reduced to fighting running skirmishes and counting himself lucky to scamper away each time in the other half of the Kingdom.
Western civilization owes an enormous debt to Janos Hunyadi; when Sultan Mohammed II sought to capitalize on his conquest of Constantinople by a campaign through the Balkans and into central Europe, Hunyadi stopped him cold at the seige of Belgrade (1456), with a mixed force of professional troops and untrained levies.
www.hostkingdom.net /centeuro.html   (1696 words)

 :ICE: Insight Central Europe
Poland and the Czech Republic deny colluding with the CIA.
It's been a cool spring across much of Central Europe - Austria reported its coldest average spring temperatures for 40 years and in neighbouring Slovenia it was a similar story.
Insight Central Europe has had a number of reports of Slovak athletes excelling in sports such as ice hockey, tennis, swimming, slalom canoeing, shooting and weight lifting.
incentraleurope.radio.cz /ice   (507 words)

 Politics in Central Europe since 1945
As the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe prepare to assume the responsibilities of full NATO membership, the nations will be required to show the acceleration of reform at home and a steadiness of resolve abroad.
This article is about changing regional understandings in Europe and how those changed understandings reflect and shape contemporary geopolitical arrangements in the context of the eastward enlargement of the EU.
Politics in South-East Europe during the last decade of the 20th century; Costs and consequences of the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia; Key interest of post-communist countries.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/CenEurope.htm   (2691 words)

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