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
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
Around the Bloc
Estonian Says He Spied for Russia; Merkel Revives South Stream Hopes

Plus, British police smash an East 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
Media
Accreditation Crunch

Belarusian journalists working for foreign media outlets used to get warnings. Now they’re getting trials.

By Tanya Korovenkova
16 December 2014
Around the Bloc
Moscow Denies Near Miss With Poland-Bound Flight, China and Kazakhstan Sign Cooperation Deals

Plus, EU ombudsman says key evidence is missing in Kosovo legal probe, and Serbia’s flag carrier resumes flights to Zagreb after a 23-year break.

By Timothy Spence
15 December 2014
Society
Moscow's Parking Wars

New restrictions leave drivers feeling like targets.

By Aleksander Kolesnichenko
15 December 2014
Around the Bloc
U.S.-Hungary Corruption Row Heads to Court, Eastern Ukraine Quiet for Now

Plus, Poland’s high court reinstates no-stun slaughter and Skoda auto marks a major milestone.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
12 December 2014
Society
Armenian Human Rights Defenders Predict Harsher Environment

Civic groups are bracing for the fallout from the country’s entry into the Eurasian Economic Union in January. From IWPR.

By Arevik Sahakyan
12 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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