Conference examines "Ukraine and Georgia: way to de-occupation of its territories"

Russia 'capitalising on weak Western response to aggression'

The Embassies of Ukraine and Georgia in Hungary joined forces on 20 March 2019 to organise the conference "Ukraine and Georgia: way to de-occupation of its territories" in Budapest. The conference was…

21 March 2019 - 01:03 PM

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European Capital of Culture 2019 continues in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

LISTEN TO US – ARTISTIC INTELLIGENCE is an invitation to listen attentively to the exhibited works of art, precisely because their statement is not restricted by words and language. Their visual…

21 March 2019 - 08:03 AM

Zincenco Kitchen in District V

Dine just like at home, only much better

The cosiness of your living room and the ambiance of an evening spent with friends, paired up with a culinary experience on a fine dining level. This is the best description we can give about the…

18 March 2019 - 02:03 PM

Grätzl hotels and etageries in less obvious districts of tourist centres

'Live like a local' in Vienna, Linz

A group of Viennese architects hatched a plan in 2011 for a different kind of tourist accommodation. Empty commercial premises in areas off the well-trodden track but still fairly central would be…

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