Tag: Eastern Europe

Farm Workers Airlifted Into Germany Provide Solutions and Pose New Risks

BERLIN — In a normal season, as many as 300,000 migrant workers from Eastern Europe make their way to Germany to harvest asparagus, pick strawberries and plant late-season crops. This season has been anything but normal. Just as the first harvest was to begin, Germany and its neighbors to the east slammed shut their borders […]

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Farm Workers Airlifted Into Germany Provide Solutions and Pose New Risks

BERLIN — In a normal season, as many as 300,000 migrant workers from Eastern Europe make their way to Germany to harvest asparagus, pick strawberries and plant late-season crops. This season has been anything but normal. Just as the first harvest was to begin, Germany and its neighbors to the east slammed shut their borders […]

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Across Europe, Reopening Borders in Time for Summer

BERLIN — Europeans longing to swap their balconies for beaches, mountains or museums elsewhere on the continent got a morale boost on Wednesday, when the European Commission recommended the reopening of borders that were closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. With new infections beginning to recede and governments from Riga to Rome easing […]

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Of Course They Gave Up on Democracy

“It is a paradox of democracy,” the historian Jill Lepore recently wrote, “that the best way to defend democracy is to attack it, to ask more of it, by way of criticism, protest, and dissent.” If she is right, then the post-Cold War decades, when democracy’s triumph seemed indisputable, left it alarmingly defenseless. In 1989, […]

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