From Cafe Babel, a special issue on stories from Schengen: The European Union relaxed border controls to include the EU entrants in 2004; and a series of articles on Pristina, "capital" of a state called Kosovo. Independence Daze: Who deserves to be free? An article on the case against Kosovo independence. Rampant inflation and journalists' concerns about government censorship are causing problems for Slovenia, Europe's model pupil. Bulgaria —why would you go there? Ask the European families lured by a plentiful supply of cheap housing. From an archaeological point of view, Bulgaria has some of the richest digs around — the problem is, plunderers are aware of the valuable treasure as well, and they often get there first.

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