The History of Byzantium
1/10/12 – 15:46 | No Comment

This wonderfully rich and well researched story telling has been a pleasure to listen to recently.
There are a lot of unfamiliar names for people and places but if you let yourself go with the flow …

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NATO Secretary General welcomes Albania and Croatia as NATO members
1/4/09 – 18:00 | No Comment
NATO Secretary General welcomes Albania and Croatia as NATO members

From NATO site: “Today, Albania and Croatia have completed the accession process, and have joined the Alliance as members. I warmly congratulate them on this historic achievement. In becoming NATO members, Albania and Croatia share …

Longing for Nature: European Landscapes.
29/3/09 – 17:36 | No Comment
Longing for Nature: European Landscapes.

The leading institutions of Vilnius and Linz preserving culture and art heritage are the Upper Austrian State Museum and the National Art Museum of Lithuania have combined their efforts in implementing a joint project – …

Russian Fashion week starts in Moscow with Castelbajac and Slava Zaitsev
27/3/09 – 07:35 | No Comment
Russian Fashion week starts in Moscow with Castelbajac and Slava Zaitsev

The premier fashion showcase in Moscow, Russian Fashion Week (“RFW”) launches its 18th season in Congress Hall of renowned World Trade Center on March 29th. As the biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe, RFW will feature 50 collections of the best Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian designers along with some of the best names in French, Italian and Spanish fashion.

The Italian Primitives
16/3/09 – 13:00 | No Comment
The Italian Primitives

The Italian Primitives is a facinating exhibition at the Jacquemart-André Museum between March and June of this year.
It is a wonderful opportunity to see a wondeful collection of pre-renaissance early Italian works previously assembled …

Data Retention Directive passed by EU Parliament
27/12/05 – 12:00 | No Comment
Data Retention Directive passed by EU Parliament

On December 14th, after a single reading, the EU Parliament passed the Data Retention directive. 378 parliamentarians voted in favour of the Directive, 30 abstained and 197 voted against.

Kaczynski takes the office of Polish president
23/12/05 – 12:00 | No Comment
Kaczynski takes the office of Polish president

Lech Kaczynski, conservative, closely related to Peace and Justice party, led by his twin brother Jaroslaw, former mayor of Polish capital Warsaw and professor of law at University of Warsaw, has taken the office of Polish president, after swearing an oath before the National Assembly (joined houses of Sejm and Senate).