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Contributors / Guy De Launey

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Balkan holiday woes, Finnish office pods and the heritage brand that is turning heads.


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Plucky upstart

While Croatia has experienced a tourism boom, its third-largest city has forged its own unique path, building on its coastal location and can-do attitude to welcome a wave of businesses – big and small.

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Greater expectations

It might be Ljubljana’s little sister but the evolving Slovenian city of Maribor is drawing entrepreneurs and expats with big ambitions.

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In the running

From championing the fight against global warming to lacing up and pounding the pavements, Slovenian president Borut Pahor is taking his ideas to the streets, as well as the EU.

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The lay of the land

From Colombia to Moldova and a fair few places in between, we take stock of what makes the world go round – and yes, manicures and underwear both feature prominently.

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The interview series 2014/15 part 04

Croatia is a young nation still experiencing some of the growing pains of a multicultural society learning to get along. At the centre of much of its recent social progress has been productive politician and academic Vesna…

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Start again

A plethora of new statues, museums and government buildings is appearing across the Republic of Macedonia’s capital in a bid to imbue it with a sense of civic pride – but not everyone is persuaded by the less than subtle…

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Its disastrous wars of the 1990s left Serbia locked out while other former Eastern bloc nations enjoyed the European party. Now, as its creative and business talent discards nationalist fantasies, the world is catching on…


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