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Vienna State Opera reopens with just 100 guests per show

The renowned Vienna State Opera will re-open its doors from June 8 -- with 100 guests per show in line with anti-coronavirus government guidelines, the opera house announced on June 3.

 A total of 14 concerts will be held this month for up to 100 spectators each. All will be streamed live free of charge, the 1,709-seat opera house said.

National History Museum debuts online exhibition 'Trianon 100. Romania at the Paris Peace Conference'

The exhibition "Trianon 100. Romania at the Paris Peace Conference", a complex project comprising hundreds of vintage documents and photographs, will be available online starting on Thursday at www.mnir.ro and www. mvu.ro, at the "Trianon 100" section, the National Museum of History said in a release.

Ukraine's Baby Crisis

Ukraine's human rights ombudswoman has appealed to authorities to find a solution for scores of infants born to surrogate mothers for foreign parents who are stranded because the country's borders are closed under coronavirus restrictions.

Painter Vladimir Zamfirescu has died at 84

Painter Vladimir Zamfirescu has died on Monday evening, aged 84. He will be buried on Thursday at the Bellu Catholic Cemetery. "The National Museum of Romanian Literature (MNLR) with great sadness announces the demise on June 1, 2020, of painter Vladimir Zamfirescu, a great personality of the Romanian and European contemporary art," reads a post on the MNLR Website.

Jewish Congress Hails Austrian Move to Ban WWII Bleiburg Event

The World Jewish Congress, an international organisation representing Jewish communities, praised on Monday the Austrian parliament's adoption of a proposed ban on the annual commemoration of the killings of Croatian Nazi-allied troops and civilians at Bleiburg in Austria by the Yugoslav Partisans at the end of World War II.

Bosnian Serb MPs Slam Resolution on Respect for Fascists’ Victims

The Republika Srpska entity parliament adopted a statement on Monday saying that it rejects the Resolution on Respect for the Victims of the Fascist Regime and Movement that was adopted by Bosnia and Herzegovina's state-level parliament last month because it allegedly rewrites history and marginalises Serb suffering in World War II.

Bon Voyage? Czech Tourism Spies Opportunity in Pandemic

Prague has been no stranger to invasions down the ages. In recent years, a multinational force has taken over the centre of the city, albeit arriving on budget airlines rather than tanks and brandishing cash, not guns.

Since the Czech government closed the borders on March 12, the invasion has been halted in its tracks.

Flood of tourists slows to a trickle

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