09-08-2003

In this week's Insight Central Europe we bring you a wide range of stories from the region. In Roman Catholic Poland the issue of same-sex marriages is making headlines, as the country's leftwing lawmakers attempt to legalize homosexual unions. This issue has also been hotly debated in Austria, after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that an Austrian gay man who lost his tenancy when his partner died was the victim of unlawful discrimination. In the first of our series on moving around in Central Europe, we go duty free shopping on a short ferry journey between Slovakia and Austria. A Hungarian brigadier general is to be the only non Anglo-American general in the top command of military forces in Iraq. And an exhibition of large statues on Prague's Wenceslas Square - the first of its kind - is a big hit with both Czechs and visitors.

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