Freelance journalist, Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism, Bucharest
Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
(October – December 2015)
The Hectares of Our Nation. Identity and Agriculture in Eastern Europe
Land ownership is causing patriotic tremors in Eastern Europe. Selling land to foreigners continues to be a highly disputed topic, ever since the negotiations on the EU accession treaties. This project will study the relationship between citizenship and land ownership. Is it related to the collectivization dramas of the 1950s or to an even more distant past? Does it create a new and rather silent division between East and West?