Russian, Catholic Church Leaders in Historic Meeting

The generalissimos may talk of reconciliation, but will their armies march in step?

By Evgeny Deulin
12 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Hungary to Build Barrier on Romanian Border

Budapest says the razor-wire fence will block an expected surge in migration. 

12 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Sauna Lovers Compete in Freezing Estonian Temperatures

Annual competition draws teams from around the world for a day-long soak.

12 February 2016
Around the Bloc
OSCE: Rights Situation Desperate in Eastern Ukraine

Security organization not allowed access to Russian-controlled Crimea, official says.

12 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Romanian Tax Chiefs Sacked Amid Fraud Inquiry
Pair allegedly gave tax breaks to lawmakers and others involved in a scheme to capture almost $7 million meant for the Roma minority.
12 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Poland Protests Over BBC ‘Putinization’ Story

Warsaw complains the news spot was biased and drew unjustified conclusions.

12 February 2016
Around the Bloc
IMF Boss Issues Stern Warning to Ukraine

Kyiv’s Western partners are stepping up pressure on Kyiv to implement austerity measures, robust action against corruption.

11 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Tajikistan to Hold ‘President-for-Life’ Referendum

If the vote succeeds as expected, veteran leader Emomali Rahmon will be able to establish what amounts to a political dynasty.

11 February 2016
Conflict & Diplomacy
West vs. East All Over Again

First Hungary, now Poland is lurching toward illiberalism. The Czechs must decide what to do about it. From Respekt

25 January 2016
Conflict & Diplomacy
Crimea in Darkness, Part 3
As Crimea’s power supply slowly returns to normal, TOL looks at how people are coping with blackouts and shortages. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. By Julia Ivanova
21 December 2015
Conflict & Diplomacy
Crimea in Darkness, Part 2
As its power supply slowly returns to normal, TOL looks at how the people of Crimea are coping with blackouts and shortages. You can read part one here. By Julia Ivanova (alias)
17 December 2015


Middle Europa
EU Hypocrisy + Refugees = Balkanization?
As the refugee crisis drags on, the Balkans are being crushed between authoritarian Turkey and dithering Europe.By MARTIN EHL
11 February 2016
Balkan Eye
Of Judges and Slaves
Or, why a quibble over history topped all other news in Bulgaria.By BOYKO VASSILEV
9 February 2016
Middle Europa
Where Are the Opposition Leaders?

Central Europe appears to be in the clutches of illiberal rulers. Charismatic opposition figures with backbone are in short supply.

27 January 2016
Balkan Eye
Lightning Strikes at Christmas Premium
Amid the deepening Russo-Turkish feud, incidents that at another time might look trivial are undermining Bulgaria’s institutions.By BOYKO VASSILEV
8 January 2016
Middle Europa
Same Question, Different Times Premium

More than a quarter century after the fall of Berlin Wall, liberalism is not the only game in town for Central Europe.

6 January 2016
Middle Europa
Personal Revenge as a Political Tool Premium
Central Europe is becoming a laboratory for populist manipulators.By MARTIN EHL
9 December 2015
Balkan Eye
Tied in the Russo-Turkish Knot Premium
Bulgaria should pray for Europe to lift the curse of history.By BOYKO VASSILEV
4 December 2015



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