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In Greece, the pope demands the world focus on the plight of asylum-seekers

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Greece and Austria are mandating COVID-19 vaccinations and fining people who refuse

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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gives a press conference following a meeting of prime ministers of central Europe's informal body of cooperation, called the Visegrad Group (V4) in Budapest, Hungary, last month. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A discomfort with Western liberalism is growing in Eastern Europe

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Sixteen-year-old Sofia (left) and 13-year-old André Oliveira stand in Parque da Paz in Lisbon. The siblings are two of six young people in Portugal who are suing the governments of Europe's most polluting countries, including their own, to force them to cut emissions. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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These Portuguese kids are suing 33 European countries to force them to cut emissions

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Patients queue to get vaccinated against COVID-19, in Aristotelous Square, in the center of the Greek city of Thessaloniki on November 26, 2021. Sakis Mitroldis /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Portugal may be the model to follow for how to live safely with the coronavirus

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The 1st trial begins for volunteers who helped migrants in Greece

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Young activists pick a legal option to try to get European nations to cut emissions

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What's next for Afghan allies who were evacuated to a U.S. military base in Kosovo

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People in Hungary grapple with what it means to be European

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"This used to be paradise. Now it's hell," says pine resin producer Giorgos Anagnostou, 38, standing on top of a mountain near his village of Kourkouloi in northern Evia. The fire wiped out the forest's pine trees and his livelihood. Demetrios Ioannou for NPR hide caption

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Climate Change Destroyed A Way Of Life On The Once-Idyllic Greek Island Of Evia

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Life On The Greek Island Of Evia Will Never Be The Same After Catastrophic Fires

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The Container Ship That Blocked Suez Canal Is Set To Sail On Wednesday

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Portugal Is Scrambling To Save Vacation Season From New COVID-19 Strains

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Asylum-Seekers Make Harrowing Journeys In Pandemic, Only To Be Turned Back

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