People
Soldiers' Mothers Activist Free, for Now

Elderly and ailing, Ludmila Bogatenkova faces fraud charges after probing Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine.

By Halya Coynash
23 October 2014
Around the Bloc
Poroshenko Bloc Tipped to Win Ukraine Elections, Kosovo Enters Olympic Movement

Plus, Zagreb’s jailed mayor thunders his innocence and Hungary steps up the pressure on a Norwegian-funded NGO.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
23 October 2014
Around the Bloc
Cluster Bomb Charge Stings Kyiv, New Balkan Governments in the Offing

Plus, Hungary proposes a tax on Internet data and Tajikistan claims it foiled a major Islamist terror attack.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
22 October 2014
Economy & Business
Real Money Heads for Virtual Ukraine

With Ukraine on the verge of an economic meltdown, tech startups offer a ray of hope for the future.

By Sergiy Rachinsky
22 October 2014
Education
In Georgia's Schools, a Little Privatization on the Side

The widespread use of private tutors feeds inequality and possibly corruption. Third in an occasional series.

By Cristina Maza
21 October 2014
Around the Bloc
Sikorski Backs Away From ‘Ukraine Partition’ Interview, Polish Surgeons Perform Miracle Operation

Plus, Bulgaria won’t extradite a Putin foe to Russia, and Budapest fumes over U.S. visa bans.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
21 October 2014
Around the Bloc
Albanian, Serbian Leaders Postpone Meeting; Baltic Submarine Sweep Continues

Plus, Baku pardons dozens of prisoners and Russia targets more McDonald’s restaurants.

By Timothy Spence
20 October 2014
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

COLUMNS

The New EU
The Czech Republic’s Final TRANS Action

The country is jettisoning one of the keys to its post-revolution identity, and nobody seems to care.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
22 October 2014
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

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