Around the Bloc
Russia ‘Not Responsible’ for Syrian casualties

The Kremlin insists no concrete evidence has been put forward to prove it is guilty of killing civilians in air strikes.

10 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Trial of Albanians Accused of Terrorism Starts in Macedonia

Twenty-nine ethnic Albanians pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges relating to a deadly day-long gun battle with police in May last year.

10 February 2016
Around the Bloc
UN Says Rights Record of Belarus Remains Dismal

The dismal human rights record of Belarus shows no sign of improvement after October’s elections, UN says.

10 February 2016
Around the Bloc
UK Baltic Deployment Amid Fears Over Russia
Britain to contribute a large contingent of troops to a new NATO force bordering Russia.
10 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Russian Royals to Get ‘Game of Thrones’ Treatment

Russian producers plan 144-episode TV series on the rise, glory, and bloody downfall of the House of Romanov.

10 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Serbia Divided Over Legacy of Wartime Leader Nedic

The German ally saved thousands of Serbian lives during the war, his family and supporters claim.

9 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Russian Officials Consider Bank Support Measures

One idea is to help borrowers who took out loans in foreign currencies before the ruble went into a tailspin.

9 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Zagreb Mulls Green Energy Future

New government indicates coal will take a back seat to less carbon-intensive fuels in line with EU policy.

9 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

COLUMNS

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.

By MARTIN EHL
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.

By MARTIN EHL
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
Middle Europa
An Unlikely Leader in the Making? Premium
Last week the Czech Republic witnessed the emergence of Bohuslav Sobotka as a major new political player.By MARTIN EHL
24 November 2015

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