Society
Justice Delayed

Slow progress in Ukraine’s probes of the Maidan killings is testing the patience of activists and victims’ families.

By Tatiana Kozak
22 December 2014
Around the Bloc
EU Slaps New Sanctions on Crimea, Might Drop Them for Yanukovych Cabal

Plus, Poland raises veto threat on UK immigration curbs, and the ruble’s tumble falls hard on Russia’s neighbors.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
19 December 2014
Books
The Lukashenka Code
Book excerpt: Why is the Belarusian leader so reviled in the West yet so firmly entrenched at home? By Grigory Ioffe
19 December 2014
Around the Bloc
Putin Calls for ‘Political’ Solution in Ukraine, China Pledges Billions for Southeast Europe

Plus, Belarus-Russian squabble over food ban could end soon; Russian sailors training in France set for return home.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge and Will Sandeman
18 December 2014
Media
Ghost in the Machine

Yanukovych may have left Ukraine, but some of his plans for restricting the Internet live on.

By Sergiy Rachinsky
18 December 2014
Around the Bloc
Ukraine Peace Talks May Resume; Kosovo Serbs Demand Review of Property Deals

Plus, archeologists fume as Russian gold miner resumes work at ancient site in Georgia, and Armenia will launch a probation service in hopes of trimming prison population.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
17 December 2014
Society
Sixteen Years Behind Bars in Russia

A young woman learns ‘there is only one law in prison: everyone does as they want.’ From MediaZona.

By Tatyana Gavrilova
17 December 2014
Around the Bloc
Estonian Says He Spied for Russia; Merkel Revives South Stream Hopes

Plus, British police smash an Eastern European trafficking gang and Albanian mobsters sing as a big underworld trial opens.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
16 December 2014

COLUMNS

The New EU
Good Night and Goodbye? Not This Time

The Syrian refugee crisis may force the Czech government and most citizens to rethink their ‘Who, us?’ stance on migration. 

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
17 December 2014
Middle Europa
Hungarian Blues

It’s been a bad week for the country’s leader and a bad era for the country.

By MARTIN EHL
9 December 2014
Balkan Eye
In Bulgaria’s Weakness, A Newfound Strength

The country’s rickety new coalition government could be the best thing to happen to its contemporary politics. 

By BOYKO VASSILEV
4 December 2014
Middle Europa
Election Fiasco

Computer glitches during Poland’s local elections call into question all the progress we’ve been celebrating the past few months.

By MARTIN EHL
25 November 2014
Middle Europa
In Search of Lost Time

Overcome with nostalgia for the wonder of 25 years ago, our columnist offers his own definition of ‘transformation fatigue.’

By MARTIN EHL
11 November 2014
Balkan Eye
The Wall and the Pile

A tale of two songs that brought East and West together through the ambiguity of metaphor.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
5 November 2014
Middle Europa
The Other Planet Named Hungary

The country’s leaders go their own way, but where are they headed?

By MARTIN EHL
28 October 2014

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