A Tribute to Pavel Sheremet

The Belarusian journalist, killed by a car bomb last week, was a larger-than-life figure who inspired many with his tenacious reporting and forceful personality.

25 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Russia Accused of Leaking U.S. Democratic Party Emails

The embarrassing e-mails play into the hands of Donald Trump, as some see yet another indication that Russia is actively supporting the Republican candidate. 

25 July 2016
Around the Bloc
93-year-old Czech WWII Pilot Flies His Beloved Spitfire Again

The former RAF pilot had not flown one in 70 years.

25 July 2016
NATO and Russia: The Road Ahead

Did the Warsaw Summit represent a significant new development – as is argued both by NATO lobbyists and by the blowhards in Moscow?

By Peter Rutland
25 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Albania Approves EU-Friendly Judicial Reforms

The Balkan country bows to demands from Brussels and Washington for a more transparent legal system.

22 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Azeri Leader Asks for Greater Powers

Proposed constitutional amendments would strengthen president’s control over parliament, limit freedom of assembly and property rights.

22 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Ukrainian Torrent Mogul Nabbed in Poland

Artem Vaulin, aka ‘tirm,’ allegedly funneled millions in ad revenue to a Latvian bank.

22 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Macedonia’s Feuding Pols Bury the Hatchet (Again)

Macedonian parties agree to a deal that could finally end a bitter dispute between conservatives and social democrats.

22 July 2016
Yazidis on Edge

Armenia’s largest ethnic minority fears the impact of administrative reform on local-language education.

21 July 2016
Cubing in Prague

The Czech capital hosts the 2016 European Rubik’s Cube Championship, as the cube, a Hungarian invention, comes home to Central Europe.

By Elizabeth Potter and Gillian Rochkind
20 July 2016
With Blinders On

Russia’s privileged young millennials are savvy and sophisticated but also disillusioned, paranoid, and politically apathetic.

19 July 2016
Whatever Happened to Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha?

Deposed in 1946 by the Communist takeover, only to become prime minister more than half a century later, the last Bulgarian monarch is still leading a busy life.

By Lyubomir Martinov
13 July 2016
Economy & Business
The Juggernaut Stumbles

The grim fate of Russia’s energy economy.

By Matthew Finkel
29 June 2016
Bracing for Brexit
The specter of the UK's departure  – and a possible jolt to their economies and remittance payments – is haunting Central and Eastern Europeans. By Lyubomir Martinov
22 June 2016
Arts and Culture
PremiumWhatever Happened to Pussy Riot?
Iconoclasts to some, icons to others – we look at what they’re up to today. By Anna Bisikalo
20 June 2016


Balkan Eye
Bulgaria’s West-Bashers Embrace Brexit
The EU’s poorest country these days is full of ‘wooden philosophers’ inspired alike by Michael Gove and Vladimir Putin.By BOYKO VASSILEV
6 July 2016
Middle Europa
After Brexit, Central Europe Feels Lonely

“Frenemies” will likely become the best way to describe the changed relationship between the region and Britain.

1 July 2016
Middle Europa
Facing Off Against Fascism

The Slovak president and NGO sector are at least trying to figure out what to do next – unlike most of the political elite.

17 June 2016
Balkan Eye
Do I Love You More Than You Love Me?
Take care next time you call Cyrillic ‘the Russian alphabet,’ for you will surely offend a Bulgarian.By BOYKO VASSILEV
3 June 2016
Middle Europa
One Good Cop Is Not Enough Premium

Some recent cases in Romania and Hungary are heartening, but much more is needed to improve trust in public institutions.

1 June 2016
Middle Europa
Who is the Polish Opposition Now? Premium

Civic activists appear to have a better chance at effecting change than traditional parties.

10 May 2016
Balkan Eye
A Boy’s Own Tale of Chernobyl Premium

How a nuclear error hundreds of miles away helped start a war of the worlds in Bulgaria.

5 May 2016


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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.


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