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Thursday, 16 December, 1999, 13:05 GMT
IRON CURTAIN


Hopes and shadows
If Europe is to be finally cleansed of its historical sins then countries in the former Communist bloc don't need charity but a level playing field, writes Misha Glenny
Writers without a cause
Ten years ago, Czech writers were synonymous with political dissent. Today without a cause, Czech writers seem to have no clear identity. Books have become products. Authors have lost their status.
Market realities hit Poland
Communist Poland has transformed itself into the tiger economy of Eastern Europe. But the average citizen still isn't happy.
Budapest's changing face?
Beneath the surface prosperity of the Hungarian capital, the country seethes with tales of organised crime and corruption, involving senior policemen, and local and national officials.
Programme times
Click here for programme times and our online archive of Pushing Back the Curtain, a BBC landmark series re-examining Eastern Europe's revolutions.
Sights and sounds of 1989
BBC News Online looks back at the sights and sounds of November 1989 as the Berlin Wall opened.
Eyewitness: The night the Wall came down
BBC News Online's Tim Weber recalls the emotion of the day the Wall came down.
One Europe: Dream or reality?
A special debate to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service on 9 November, the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Wall, will examine these key issues.
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