Around the Bloc
Putin Threatens Gas Shutoff, Meets EU, Ukrainian Leaders

Plus, gay Russians say persecution is forcing them to flee, and a Christian symbol angers Srebrenica survivors.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Anders Ryehauge
17 October 2014
People
For the Russian Elite, Loyalty Is All

Some have mothballed their private jets, others go in fear for their jobs. Life has changed for Russia’s elite, and not just their holiday destinations. From openDemocracy.

By Yelizaveta Surnacheva
17 October 2014
Around the Bloc
Putin Warns of Revived Nazism, Kosovo Boy Freed from Syrian Jihadists

Plus, Serbian and Albanian leaders trade accusations over Belgrade soccer fiasco, and Kyrgyzstan loses another legal battle to a Western mining company.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
16 October 2014
Around the Bloc
Serbia-Albania Soccer Game Ends in Chaos, Russia and Abkhazia Mull Closer Ties

Plus, Washington offers to mediate row between Croatia and Hungary’s biggest energy company, and refugees at a notorious camp in Montenegro scuffle over access to housing and aid.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
15 October 2014
Politics
Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish?

While activists literally trash politicians in Ukraine, the debate over a long-awaited, just-passed lustration law goes on.

By Tatiana Kozak
15 October 2014
Around the Bloc
Russian Hackers Attack NATO, Lithuania Girds for Unconventional War

Plus, China deals could give Russia some sanctions relief, and electrofishing sparks a corruption probe in Albania.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
14 October 2014
Around the Bloc
Another Romp for Hungary’s Fidesz; Isolated Armenia Signs Free-Trade Treaty
Plus, nationalists lead in Bosnia’s elections and a Polish think tank warns about Ukraine’s winter energy supplies.
By Timothy Spence and Jack Nicholson
13 October 2014
Society
Kremlin Aims to End Memorial’s Work

Russian officials and media say the group, dedicated to documenting and remembering victims of Stalin’s terror, aids extremists. 

By Halya Coynash
13 October 2014

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
Jaded No More Premium

A new list of 100 innovative ideas and people in the ‘New Europe’ provides hope for an alternative future.

By MARTIN EHL
7 October 2014
Balkan Eye
Winner Takes All Problems Premium

Amid multiplying crises, who will govern Bulgaria after October’s election is a less important question than how.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
2 October 2014
Middle Europa
Two Who Will Be Missed Premium

Eastern Europeans especially should regret the departure of Carl Bildt and Radek Sikorski from the diplomatic stage.

By MARTIN EHL
23 September 2014
Middle Europa
Ukraine's Balkan Lesson Premium
Central European leaders should know better the perils of appeasement.By MARTIN EHL
9 September 2014
Balkan Eye
Europe’s Unhappy Family Premium
Bulgarians have a lot to worry about. New to the list is concern about a banking crisis.By BOYKO VASSILEV
4 September 2014
Middle Europa
Playing the Big Family Card Premium
The latest in Central Europe’s attempts to boost the birth rate don’t go far enough, but they’re better than nothing.By MARTIN EHL
26 August 2014
The New EU
Are Sanctions the Visegrad Four’s Last Straw? Premium

The grouping of Central European countries has been strained before, but this time feels different.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
20 August 2014

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