Georgian government withdraws controversial legislation amid protests

Following two nights of protests that saw riot police use tear gas and water cannon, the Georgian government announced that it has withdrawn controversial legislation that critics say would set back democratic development in the country and reverse the country’s stated policy of joining the European Union. Photos and text by Onnik James Krikorian, from Tbilisi

Çıldır, the frozen lake

In winter Lake Çıldır, eastern Turkey, freezes over. Nonetheless, fishing continues. Over time it has also become a tourist attraction. A photo story

Astypalea: a little bit closer now?

Astypalea is a magnificent Greek island in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It is difficult to access from the mainland, but now significant European investments are changing its prospects, starting with internal mobility. A photo gallery

Durmitor Park, Colorado of Europe

Durmitor National Park is located in the northwestern part of Montenegro, bordering Bosnia and Herzegovina. Opened in 1952, it includes the massif of the same name. In 1977 the area and the long gorge of the Tara river, which winds through the park, were designated as a UNESCO biological reserve, while in 1980 the park was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Dinalpconnect: environmental protection beyond borders

The Julian Prealps Regional Natural Park and the nearby Triglav National Park have collaborated for years. Among the recent joint projects, Dinalpconnect aims to create ecological continuity between the Dinaric mountains and the Alps

The breath of the Danube

In the Danube basin, climate change is expected to further increase the risk of flooding, especially in the former floodplains, which were drained and cut off from the river to allow human settlement and agriculture. An Interreg project is proposing the restoration of part of this area

Turkey: tea harvesting

In the territories bordering the Black Sea in Turkey, tea is harvested three times a year, in May, July and September. A photo-reportage

Forced labour at the front: Russian, Serbian, and Romanian prisoners

Thousands of prisoners of war - mainly Russians, but also Serbs and Romanians - were employed in Tyrol during the First World War. A photo gallery by Marco Abram, OBC Transeuropa researcher

The 1425 days of Sarajevo

The General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, signed at the military base in Dayton, Ohio, on 21 November and then formalised in Paris on 14 December 1995, decreed the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The capital, Sarajevo, was held under siege for 1452 days, from 6 April 1992 to 29 February 1996. The story of those years in photographs, courtesy of photographer and journalist Mario Boccia to OBCT

Ruby red Moldova

In November, in Taraclia, southern Moldova, it is harvest time. In this photogallery Piotr Velixar meets a family of winemakers