Time Warner-owned company dominates TV market across a wide swathe of Central and Eastern Europe.
Eastern Partnership summit also expected to see UK’s May pledge funds to counter ‘hostile’ Russia.
Kremlin vows to defend Suleiman Kerimov, a politician and successful speculator.
Turkmenistan’s Coca-Cola bottler has ceased production, becoming another victim of the country’s worsening economy.
Apparent coup attempt broke out when local leader sacked a longtime rival.
Authorities have not confirmed reports gunmen who killed a security officer were Chechens.
Hague court found that Bosnian Serbian former commander "significantly contributed" to the genocide in Srebrenica, and was also guilty of war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Billionaire has said the ‘hate-mongering campaign’ was designed to ‘distract’ Hungarian voters from government corruption, and dire conditions in health care and education.
It has taken almost a decade, much of it filled with intrigue, to settle outstanding questions over the estate of a multibillionaire once considered the wealthiest man in Georgia.By Claudia Harmata
Macro- and micro-history are adeptly intertwined in an absorbing story of a small Central European town.By Martin Ehl
The Ukrainian authorities tried to conceal the extension of a law granting special status to Donbas, while the parliament bowed to the president’s will. From Hromadske International.By Nastya Stanko and Maksym Kamenev
As Georgian-language schools disappear in South Ossetia, supporters say the move will expand the horizons of local pupils, while critics claim discrimination. From JAMnews.
The Siberian city’s gubernatorial election, rigged and managed from above, illustrates how the electoral system really works in many Russian regions. From openDemocracy.By Rinat Miftakhov
Razgrad emerges from obscurity on the back of a local team’s international sporting success.By Peter Georgiev
The similar personalities of the two most prominent figures in Bulgarian politics could prove a valuable asset for their collaboration.By BOYKO VASSILEV
Unexpected wins – and losses – in Slovak regional elections reverse a Central European trend.By MARTIN EHL
Mostly Russians are ignoring the messy question of what happened back then, and even Vladimir Putin can’t come up with a consistent narrative.By OLGA MALINOVA AND PETER RUTLAND
A former Bulgarian soccer star has been making headlines for getting up on his soapbox about Catalonia’s independence.By BOYKO VASSILEV
The stakes are extremely high ahead of the Czech elections, which could be a potential game changer for the entire region.By MARTIN EHL
Russia? Again? Buying, controlling, manipulating, using media in other countries?By PETER GROSS
An interesting communist-era, TV-watching trend in the Balkans has its repercussions – even today.By BOYKO VASSILEV
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