Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska is a freelance journalist focusing on the post-Soviet space.

Europe

Polish officials march with nationalists on Independence Day

Around 200,000 attend march held by Polish government with nationalist groups on 100th anniversary of independence.

Polish officials march with nationalists on Independence Day

Poland

Warsaw mayor bans far-right Independence Day march

Poland president calls for official state march along the same route that the far-right march was to take place.

Warsaw mayor bans far-right Independence Day march

Uzbekistan

On the reform path: Uzbekistan opens up after years of isolation

After death of President Islam Karimov, who ruled for decades, government attempts to be more transparent and fair.

On the reform path: Uzbekistan opens up after years of isolation

Europe

Far-right German NGO visits Syria, tells refugees to return

Alternative Help Association says Syria, where more than 500,000 have been killed, is a safe country to return to.

Far-right German NGO visits Syria, tells refugees to return

Environment

Deserted Aral Sea hosts electro gig with environmental twist

A Soviet-era story explains how the Aral Sea became a ship graveyard. Young Uzbeks are now trying to revive the water.

Deserted Aral Sea hosts electro gig with environmental twist

Poland

Muslim Tatars: The patriots practising a 'light version of Islam'

Muslims have lived in Poland for 600 years, but there is a fear that they will gradually abandon their culture.

Muslim Tatars: The patriots practising a 'light version of Islam'

Poland

Nazi-inspired jewellery, trinkets wiped from auction site

Polish anti-racist group convinces auction site to punish sellers and buyers trading goods bearing fascist symbols.

Nazi-inspired jewellery, trinkets wiped from auction site

Refugees

Why has an anti-immigrant 'extremist' NGO set up in Lebanon?

Concern as German group AHA!, stemming from far-right identitarian movement, discourages refugees from going to Europe.

Why has an anti-immigrant 'extremist' NGO set up in Lebanon?

Poland

German town on alert as neo-Nazi festival, counter events held

Anti-fascists and local council hold separate events in Ostritz in response to far-right festival on Hitler's birthday.

German town on alert as neo-Nazi festival, counter events held

The Far Right

Anti-fascists to rally against neo-Nazis in Germany's Ostritz

Far-right sympathisers set to fill streets of sleepy German town, as anti-fascists plan counterprotest and festival.

Anti-fascists to rally against neo-Nazis in Germany's Ostritz

Environment

Breath of fresh air: How a Dutch artist turns smog into jewellery

Poland is home to 33 of Europe’s 50 most polluted cities and a Dutch artist has come up with an innovative solution.

Breath of fresh air: How a Dutch artist turns smog into jewellery

Ukraine

What happened to Ukraine's border wall against Russia?

Announced in 2014 as a defence border, lack of funds and corruption charges stall building with 15 percent constructed.

What happened to Ukraine's border wall against Russia?