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
Around the Bloc
Troop Drawdown in Tajikistan Has Kremlinologists Puzzled
Moscow recently pledged to increase its military commitment near the Afghan border. Now it foresees a smaller, more mobile force.
9 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Albanian Lawmakers Pass Logging Ban

Illegal and legal logging may have destroyed more than half the country’s forests since 1990, environmentalists say.

8 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Bosnians Rally Against Courtroom Hijab Ban

Prohibition on displaying all religious symbols in court is really aimed at educated female Muslims, critics say.

8 February 2016
Around the Bloc
EU May Send Troops to Secure Macedonian Border

Rallies against Muslim immigrants over the weekend put more pressure on national governments to appease the far right.

8 February 2016
Around the Bloc
Ukrainian Premier Wagers Political Future on Corruption Fight

Shock resignation of minister is putting Kyiv’s reform commitments under unprecedented scrutiny.

8 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


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
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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