Society
The Mysterious Crimes of Valdice

Some of the worst brutality of Communist Czechoslovakia happened in a place most people have never heard of. From Respekt.

By Petr Tresnak
22 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Ukraine Economic News Is All Bad, IMF Holds Bosnia’s Fiscal Feet to the Fire

Plus, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania strengthen defense ties, and work starts on a key Russia-bypassing gas pipeline.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
22 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Kyiv Gets Aid and Promises from Washington, Sikorski Gets the Boot

Plus, Bulgaria is accused of abusing Syrian asylum seekers, and Turkmenistani troops stake out turf in Afghanistan. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
19 September 2014
Education
School-less in Kyiv

Years of sprawl, along with developers’ empty pledges to build private schools, are creating a crisis in the city’s suburbs. Second in an occasional series.

By Sergiy Sydorenko
19 September 2014
Conflict & Diplomacy
Putin’s Black Hole

The formula for saving any dictatorship is universal: create an enemy, start a war. From the Guardian.

By Mikhail Shishkin
18 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Echoes of Khodorkovsky Case in Tycoon’s Arrest, Kosovo Nets Islamist Leaders

Plus, the Ukraine crisis takes a toll on regional economies and an UN anti-torture group says Baku hinders its work.

By S. Adam Cardais, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
18 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Crimean Tatar Assembly Raided, Ukraine Legislators Back EU Pact

Plus, three countries are faulted over Roma polices, and an appeal to help Uzbekistan leader’s detained daughter. 

By Timothy Spence
17 September 2014
Environment
PremiumNot a Drop to Drink

A massive project to bring potable water to southern Kazakhstan is drained by corruption and incompetence.

By Katerina Popkova
17 September 2014

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
Ukraine's Balkan Lesson Premium
Central European leaders should know better the perils of appeasement.By MARTIN EHL
9 September 2014
Balkan Eye
Europe’s Unhappy Family
Bulgarians have a lot to worry about. New to the list is concern about a banking crisis.By BOYKO VASSILEV
4 September 2014
Middle Europa
Playing the Big Family Card
The latest in Central Europe’s attempts to boost the birth rate don’t go far enough, but they’re better than nothing.By MARTIN EHL
26 August 2014
The New EU
Are Sanctions the Visegrad Four’s Last Straw?

The grouping of Central European countries has been strained before, but this time feels different.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
20 August 2014
Balkan Eye
Bulgaria, Italian Style

Emigration, corruption, ‘colorful’ politics: is Bulgaria the EU’s ‘second Italy’?

By BOYKO VASSILEV
7 August 2014
Middle Europa
Poles Dash to Stash Their Cash Premium

Hundreds of thousands resist the government’s efforts to force them into the public pension system.

By MARTIN EHL
5 August 2014
Russian Unorthodox
Outrage and Double Standards Premium

The flood of anti-Russian rhetoric in the West will lead us nowhere good.

By GALINA STOLYAROVA
31 July 2014

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