Poland History
Europe

Poland History: The Role of Solidarność

After a long series of strikes that began in the Lenin construction sites in Gdansk, the revolt resulted (September 1980) in the birth of Solidarność, the first independent trade union of the communist bloc: the Catholic worker L. Wałesa took over. Almost at the same time, Gierek ousted, the leadership of the party and the […]

Armenia Travel Warning
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Armenia Travel Warning

Current information At the beginning of April 2016, fighting broke out in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Travel to the conflict region Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian-occupied districts of Agdam, Füsuli, Jabrayil, Sangilan, Kubadli, Ladschin and Kalbadschar in the south-west are still strongly advised against. Since January 2016, an increase in the activity of influenza viruses, especially of […]

Transportation in Ireland
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Transportation in Ireland

ON THE GO Traveling by plane Aer Lingus (EI) connects Dublin and Shannon. Aer Arann (RE) flies from Dublin to Cork, Galway and Kerry and from Cork to Galway. The Aer Arann Islands flies from Connemara Regional Airport (NNR) (27 km from Galway) to the Arann Islands Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Óirr. On […]

Transportation in Greece
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Transportation in Greece

ON THE GO Traveling by plane Olympic Air (OA) (a subsidiary of Aegean Airlines) flies from Athens and Thessaloniki to numerous domestic destinations. Seaplanes fly from the port of Lavrio at the southern tip of the Attica peninsula to the popular islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Kos, Kalymnos and Paros. There are other flight connections between […]

Netherlands Immigration Statistics
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Netherlands Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions Just like Sweden, the Netherlands is a relatively rich and equal country and the way to socialize and many customs are similar. Knowledge and etiquette that work in Sweden often work well in the Netherlands as well. Men greet each other by taking care. Women, at least those you know, kiss three […]

Dragon caves of Porto Christo
Europe

Balearic Islands Geography

The islands of the Balearic Islands The Balearic Islands, the autonomous community of Spain that is so important for tourism, are made up of the Gimnesias in the north, which include Mallorca, Menorca and Cabrera, and the Pitiusas in the southwest, of which Ibiza and Formentera are the two largest and named after them the […]

Belgium Country Facts
Europe

Belgium Country Facts

Constitutional monarchy in northwest Europe. It is limited to the north with Holland and the North Sea, to the east with Germany and Luxembourg and to the south and southwest with France. It has an extension of 30,528 km2. Brussels is the capital and the most important city. Territory and resources : The country has […]

Azerbaijan Country Facts
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Azerbaijan Country Facts

One of the republics that became independent with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan has great possibilities for development, thanks mainly to its important oil reserves. Physical geography Azerbaijan is located in the eastern part of the Caucasus, on the edge of the Caspian Sea, and is limited to the north by Russia, to […]

Austria Country Facts
Europe

Austria Country Facts

Federal republic in the center of Europe. It is limited to the north by the Czech Republic, to the northeast by Slovakia, to the east by Hungary, to the south by Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland and to the west by Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Germany. It has 83,859 km2 of surface. Vienna is the capital. Territory […]

End of the Berlin Wall
Europe

Germany Country Facts Part III

End of the Berlin Wall East German leader Erich Honecker, in power since 1971, has resisted the wave of liberalization in the communist bloc unleashed in 1985 by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbatchov. In 1989, thousands of East Germans moved to West Germany via Hungary and Austria. In October, pro-democracy demonstrations in Leipzig prompt the East […]

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Europe

Germany Country Facts Part II

Historical facts The origins of German national identity go back to the 10th century BC, when Teutonic tribes settled in the present territory of Germany. The region was conquered by Julius Caesar in 53 BC and suffered invasions from the Huns in the 5th century. Between 772 and 802, the French emperor Charlemagne annexed Saxony, […]

Germany Economy
Europe

Germany Country Facts Part I

Europe’s main economic power, Germany is the major point of contact between the developed West and the countries of Eastern Europe. Its territory is on fertile and arable land and has a heavily industrialized economy – with emphasis on the pharmaceutical, chemical and engine areas. It is the cradle of political and philosophical schools, of […]

Cliffs in the bay of Cala Varques
Europe

Most Beautiful Beaches in Northeast Mallorca

Jewels in the northeast of Mallorca Cala Torta The perfect place to enjoy nature is Cala Torta, a slightly larger bay near the city of Artà. The sand here is a bit coarse-grained and stony, but that doesn’t detract from the bathing experience. Since the bay drops into the sea relatively quickly, the beach is […]

Vienna - Wien
Europe

Sights in Vienna

The approximately 415 km² Austrian capital Vienna, with currently 2.8 million inhabitants, is home to around a third of the total population of the Alpine country. As the political center of the Austrian Empire from 1804 to 1918, Vienna was a metropolis with world renown. Even if its global importance was largely lost due to […]

KAUNAS
Europe

Kaunas Travel Guide

Kaunas is suitable for a city holidaymaker’s weekend destination. In addition to the fascinating Old Town, Lithuania’s second largest city offers affordable shopping and nature experiences. Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania, surprises with its cozy city center and shopping opportunities. An easy and affordable city destination a short flight away According to DigoPaul, Kaunas is […]

Austria Immigration Statistics
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Austria Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions According to Abbreviationfinder, Austria has a long tradition as a tourist destination and in many places is characterized by a pleasant atmosphere and hospitality to visitors. Many Austrians are proud of their country, not least the beautiful alpine landscape. Protecting the environment is important and many people spend their time on skiing […]

Belarus Immigration Statistics
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Belarus Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions According to Abbreviationfinder, Belarus has for centuries been part of the Russian cultural sphere and shares in many and many neighboring customs and customs, although influences also exist from other neighboring countries. Men usually greet by shaking hands. Women who know each other can greet by kissing their cheeks, otherwise it is […]

Belgium Immigration Statistics
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Belgium Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions According to Abbreviationfinder, Belgium is not a very homogeneous country, for many residents the regional identity is more important than the Belgian one. A large proportion of the residents also have their roots in foreign cultures. Some unifying symbols exist, such as the national team in football and the royal house – […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina Immigration Statistics
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Culture and Traditions

Culture Bosnia has always been at the intersection of different empires, ethnic groups and religions, leaving traces in the culture. Slavic traditions have been mixed with oriental culture during centuries of Turkish influence and influences from the Central European Habsburg Empire. Sarajevo was the main symbol of this multifaceted cultural wealth. An expression of these […]

Bulgaria Immigration Statistics
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Bulgaria Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions With regard to traditions and customs, Bulgaria has many similarities with the other Balkans and with other neighboring countries. Among the ethnic Bulgarians, many identify strongly with the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, including as bearers of the country’s culture and language. According to Abbreviationfinder, the country also houses many other ethnic groups that […]

Croatia Immigration Statistics
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Croatia Culture and Traditions

Culture Croatian culture has been influenced by the powers that have ruled parts of the country for centuries – Austria, Hungary and Italy. With the so-called Illyrian movement in the 19th century, a unified Croatian literature emerged. The movement’s goal was to create a united South Slavic kingdom with a common culture. Until the First […]

Czech Republic Immigration Statistics
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Czech Republic Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions It is common to health by shaking hands, and there are unspoken rules on how to do it. When two people meet, the younger person is expected to wait until the older man initiates a handshake. If you know each other, it is common to greet each other with a hug or […]

Denmark Immigration Statistics
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Denmark Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions Perhaps the most important thing may be to point out that Danes and Swedes are very similar. It is possible that Danes are generally relatively informal – both in their contacts with each other and in clothing – although it differs slightly depending on age and situation. The older generation is still […]

Estonia Immigration Statistics
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Estonia Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions Native languages ​​and the motherland are important identity creation concepts for the Estonian majority population, which account for almost 70 percent of the population. According to Abbreviationfinder, Estonian identity has strong roots in the values ​​of the old peasant society, which are symbolized by unspoilt nature and rustic rural culture. Folk costumes, […]

Finland Immigration Statistics
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Finland Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions According to Abbreviationfinder, Finland is one of Europe’s most unified countries in terms of population and culture. Despite strong influences from, among others, Sweden, Germany and Russia, Finland has managed to retain its language and many of the Finnish traditions. However, there is a certain difference between the coastal areas which are […]

France Immigration Statistics
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France Culture and Traditions

Culture French culture has played an important role in European civilization. Not least during the Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries, French culture had a significant position, and the country has maintained a strong influence ever since. France is, among other things, the country that has been awarded the most Nobel Prizes in literature. […]

Germany Immigration Statistics
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Germany Culture and Traditions

Culture Regionalism, which is one of the basic features of German history, is clearly noticeable in cultural life. There is no self-written cultural metropolis but many cultural centers, which have been built up over the centuries. Nor does the federal government pursue a central cultural policy. The Ministry of Culture exists only at the state […]

Greece Immigration Statistics
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Greece Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions Spending time with Greeks is not very complicated. Be polite, take care when greeting and shake hands with children. Don’t ask too personal questions to people you don’t already know well, it can be perceived as haunting. Try to keep eye contact with the person you are talking to, be prepared for […]

Hungary Immigration Statistics
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Hungary Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions A light kiss on both cheeks, the left one first, is the normal way to greet each other when Hungarian friends meet. Otherwise, a hand greeting will suffice, although a man who greets a woman should wait for her to reach out first. If you become a home visitor to a Hungarian […]

Iceland Immigration Statistics
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Iceland Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions The contact networks between Icelanders are usually dense and a large part of the population know each other. What happens in public life often affects people personally. Icelandic society is socially equal in comparison with most other countries. Everyone addresses each other with first names. Only the president and the bishop are […]