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Backstory to Polish nationalism | Letters

Michael Kowalewski on the reasons for the rise of illiberalism in Poland I cannot speak for Hungary, but the very nuanced account of Polish and Hungarian illiberalism (The long read, 24 June) omits some crucial dimensions – notably the influence on the Polish psyche of national messianism, a reaction to the partitions of Poland at […]

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‘Her body is her business card’: Sweat director Magnus von Horn on the world of online influencers

The Poland-based Swede’s new film, inspired by a Snapchat fitness motivator, explores the contradictions and freedoms of a social media existence Magnus von Horn makes a confession few film-makers would admit to: “Some of the things I saw on social media were more moving than what I saw in the cinema.” Cinema and social media […]

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The revolt against liberalism: what’s driving Poland and Hungary’s nativist turn?

For the hardline conservatives ruling Poland and Hungary, the transition from communism to liberal democracy was a mirage. They fervently believe a more decisive break with the past is needed to achieve national liberation In the summer of 1992, a 29-year-old Hungarian with political ambitions made his first visit to the US. For six weeks […]

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Revisión del sudor: la soledad del influencer en las redes sociales

Magnus von Horn’s contrived Polish drama about a fitness guru promises more in shock and character than it delivers In theory, it should be possible to create a drama about a social media influencer and motivational fitness celebrity that isn’t all about the hidden loneliness and shame of her shallow existence. It should be possible […]

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Ryanair launches 8 new routes from Helsinki!

The airline will start flights to eight destinations from Helsinki to London, Paris, Milan, Brussels, Riga and in Poland to Warsaw and Poznan, as well as Kaunas to Lithuania. In addition,…

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Hungary’s classrooms have become the new battleground for the war on ‘LGBT ideology’ | Mark Gevisser

Viktor Orban has used a new law to equate gay people with paedophiles. He’s not the first to use this tactic Last week, the Hungarian parliament banned any portrayal of homosexuality or transgenderism to minors, in educational material or on television. Appending this to a law protecting children from child abuse, the country’s president, Viktor […]

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Polonia: miles de personas acuden a la Marcha del Orgullo de Varsovia

Sea of rainbow flags in the capital as campaigners warn against rising tide of homophobia Thousands marched through central Warsaw on Saturday in an “equality parade”, amid what campaigners say has been a rising tide of homophobia in Poland in recent years. LGBT rights have become a central part of a wider struggle in the […]

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More than half of Europe’s cities still plagued by dirty air, report finds

Data shows only 127 of 323 cities had acceptable PM 2.5 levels despite drop in emissions during lockdowns Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage More than half of European cities are still plagued by dirty air, new data shows, despite a reduction in traffic emissions and other pollutants during last year’s lockdowns. Cities […]

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Ryanair abre una nueva base y lanza 18 nuevas rutas desde Italia

According to Ryanair, operations between Turin and 18 new destinations in Hungary, Denmark, UK, Poland, Ukraine, Spain, Morocco, Paris, Italy, Ireland, and Israel are scheduled to start next November. “We…

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