Azerbaijan: The New Dubai - As host for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, Baku is planning to show the world what it's made of. Oil and natural gas have brought new wealth to Azerbaijan, and made the capital Baku a modern and glittering metropolis. The days when Baku was drab and dreary are long past. Now many facades have been clad in gleaming natural stone, and new high-rises and luxury apartments are shooting up everywhere. Baku is trying to recast itself as the Caspian Sea's answer to Dubai. But the newfound affluence is benefiting mainly the city's oligarchs, who have a stranglehold on the local economy. As a result, ordinary residents are finding it increasingly difficult to afford life in the upscale - and expensive - metropolis. Austria: Attorneys for Children - By law, Austrians have a duty to report suspected child abuse to the authorities. The country has a number of specialist attorneys for children and young people - for giving victims better protection in court. Victims of abuse are often traumatized. There are now measures in place to help the children during court cases - and ensure they're not afraid to give testimony. Their suspected tormenters are not allowed to be present when the children are under questioning, for example. In many cases the perpetrator is a relative, sometimes even a parent. In the past that has often seen children refusing to testify in order to protect them. Bosnia: The Open Wound - The trial of the former Serb paramilitary commander Ratko Mladic has opened in The Hague. In Bosnia, the wounds of the Srebrenica massacre are far from healed. Bosnians are glad to see Mladic, one of the main perpetrators of the massacre, now on trial. But many still resent that the international community did not fulfill its responsibilities. In 1995, a Dutch UN peacekeeping unit failed tragically when, instead of protecting Muslim civilians, it delivered them to Mladic's paramilitaries. Last year, a Dutch court determined that the Netherlands were liable in three cases. The families of the victims are now hoping for compensation. Italy: "Away from Rome" - In order to clean up Italy's finances, Prime Minister Mario Monti is also applying increasing demands on the country's special-status regions. But a lot of people in South Tyrol, for example, are now unwilling to bail out the poorer south. South Tyrolis being asked to allocate an additional €120m to the national treasury. To that purpose, Rome wants to raise various taxes and increase the fees paid by farmers. The plans have met with fierce resistance in South Tirol, however. Young people, in particular, are referring to "foreign rule" and are demanding autonomy for their region. The slogan "Away from Rome" became very popular in the 1950s and 1960s, but until recently had become obsolete. These days, however, the crisis has seen the separatists regain the initiative.