Adam LeBor recalls terror and surreal moments of calm in Eastern Europe

Tibor Fischer discovers the first of many Roger Scruton cafés

The outstanding Offenburg String Trio play a gripping compilation of some of the most richly coloured and painfully consequential music you are ever likely to hear

Central and eastern European states want a better standard of living, but not at the cost of their sovereignty

Tibor Fischer in Budapest muses on Hungary’s fractious political alliance