A town in southern Armenia is determined to preserve its architectural heritage, including a peculiarity once fashionable in the 19th century. From Jamnews.By Anahit Baghdasaryan
Adding insult to injury, the Sejm voted for the bill on a day Russia commemorates those who lost their lives in the fight against Nazism.
All three presidential candidates face corruption allegations.
Zeman allegedly restated his support for former wife of current U.S. president’s bid to become ambassador.
Social Democrat leader initiated the dismissal of PM and government he nominated, on the grounds that it failed to deliver on its promises.
The impoverishment inflicted by Europe’s harshest communist regime left Albania an easy prey for drug gangs.
Falling unemployment, continued recovery from financial crisis helping push up wages across Central Europe.
For Chechen refugees, the route from Belarus to Poland only takes three days with the right papers, but for others it can take an eternity. From Euroradio.By Ales Pilecki
Azerbaijani dissidents are wondering whether Georgia will remain a safe haven, given its western neighbor’s record investments. From openDemocracy.By Lamiya Adilgizi
The use of punitive psychiatry against political opponents appears to be on the upswing in post-Soviet states.By Madeline Roache
Young Slovaks seem to have higher work standards than previous generations, and not everybody is happy about that. From Global Voices.By Tibor Blazko
Poland’s conservative government believes a return to the structure of the old educational system can produce smart, modern kids. Many disagree.By Wojciech Kosc
Recent incidents in Belarus show that pan-Slavism and Neo-Nazism do go together.By Veranika Laputska
What has happened to Mezhygorie, the infamously opulent estate of former President Victor Yanukovych, since he fled the country three years ago?
There are crucial differences between relations now and then between Russia/the Soviet Union and the United States.By PETER RUTLAND
Bulgaria’s EU presidency next year probably won’t be very grandiose, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have purpose.By BOYKO VASSILEV
The lessons that Lithuania has learned about Russia the hard way could prove valuable for other countries.By MARTIN EHL
It’s time to put the catastrophic state of the region’s media freedom front and center.By PETER GROSS
A newly formed Slovak movement is challenging a neo-Nazi stronghold in central Slovakia.By MARTIN EHL
With his third ascent to power, an adaptable Boyko Borissov seems to embrace yet another role.By BOYKO VASSILEV
Beyond power games, the current political crisis centers on checks and balances underlying liberal democracies in the region.By MARTIN EHL
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