Around the Bloc
Russian Fury Over North Korean Missile Claim

The Kremlin demands an apology from South Korea for accusation it may have provided North Korea with rocket technology.

11 February 2016
Around the Bloc
IMF Boss Issues Stern Warning to Ukraine

Kyiv’s Western partners are stepping up pressure on Kyiv to implement austerity measures, robust action against corruption.

11 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Tajikistan to Hold ‘President-for-Life’ Referendum

If the vote succeeds as expected, veteran leader Emomali Rahmon will be able to establish what amounts to a political dynasty.

11 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Romanian Court Upholds Communist Prison Chief's Conviction

At 90, Alexandru Visinescu is the only person responsible for abuses in communist-era prisons to be jailed.

11 February 2016
Around the Bloc
No End in Sight to Exodus of Kazakhstan’s Russians

About 19,000 ethnic Russians left during the first nine months of 2015, reports say.

11 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
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
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
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


Middle Europa
EU Hypocrisy + Refugees = Balkanization?
As the refugee crisis drags on, the Balkans are being crushed between authoritarian Turkey and dithering Europe.By MARTIN EHL
11 February 2016
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.

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.

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



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