Around the Bloc
Russian Paratroopers Train Near Baltic Borders, Central Asians Nabbed in U.S. Terror Plot

Plus, Mongolia frees foreign businessmen in a tax-dodge case and Macedonia’s students kill a new measure on university exams.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
26 February 2015
Around the Bloc
Corruption Probe Hits Top Ukrainian Official, Kazakhstani Dissident in Suspected Prison Suicide

Plus, Lithuania weighs reviving military draft, and Czech scientists claim a breakthrough find about human emotional response.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
25 February 2015
Around the Bloc
Hungary-Russia Nuke Deal Under Scrutiny, Bosnia Heads Toward EU

Plus, jailed activists in Azerbaijan face more charges and time behind bars, and Russia’s crisis hammers the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
24 February 2015
Latvia Torn Between Money and Fear of Russia
The Ukraine crisis and Russia’s politics have fed a huge demand for Latvia’s residency-for-investment program. From By Inga Springe and Sanita Jemberga
23 February 2015
Around the Bloc
Violence Mars Ukraine’s Maidan Anniversary, Orban Suffers Setback in Regional Vote

Plus, Azerbaijan moves to shore up its currency and the maker of Russia’s AK-47 plans to diversify.

By Timothy Spence
23 February 2015
Around the Bloc
Groups Lay Out Serbian Media’s Plight, Privatizations Planned in Bosnia
Plus, currency and export woes pose problems for Moldova’s new government, and Croatia gears up for more oil and gas drilling.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
20 February 2015
Business & Economy
Caught Between the Ruble and Red Tape

Belarus’ sole traders are sinking as the currency slides and new customs regulations kick in.

By Volha Khvoin
20 February 2015
Around the Bloc
Poland to Pay Out in Rendition Case, Ukraine Seeks UN Peacekeepers

Plus, Montenegro approves a broad surveillance law and Romania’s universities start to empty out.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
19 February 2015


Middle Europa
Russian Demons in Central Europe

Many of the region's citizens have an aversion to anything Russian. That is to their detriment.

24 February 2015
The New EU
The President, Lies, and a Video

In defending Russia, the Czech head of state adopts the Kremlin’s approach to the facts. 

18 February 2015
Middle Europa
A Family Affair

While the debate preceding Slovakia’s referendum on same-sex marriage was often harsh, the discussion should help the country in the long run.

10 February 2015
Balkan Eye
Farewell to a Dissident President

Bulgaria’s Zhelyu Zhelev deserved in life the praise now being heaped upon him in death.

5 February 2015
Middle Europa
Brick by Brick

Moves to dismantle recently established pension systems show a profound lack of vision.

27 January 2015
Middle Europa
The Polish Thatcher?

The new prime minister has a chance to become a star if her government’s tough decision to overhaul Europe’s largest coal company doesn’t backfire. 

13 January 2015
Balkan Eye
Contempt of Court

Bulgaria’s judiciary is in dire need of reform, but making changes will be harder than most people expect.

8 January 2015



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International Multimedia Reporting
May 9–28, 2015
Foreign Correspondent
July 5–13, 2015
Breaking into Travel Writing
July 5–13, 2015
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By Ioana Caloianu, 29 January 2015
Kazakhstan: Education reform shelved due to economic downturn
By Ioana Caloianu, 28 January 2015
Discrimination keeps Roma pupils down in Albania
By Ioana Caloianu, 26 January 2015
Explainer: what happens to kids who are kicked out of school?
By Ioana Caloianu, 21 January 2015
‘Prevent’ in education within Hampshire
By Ioana Caloianu, 20 January 2015


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