Environment
Russia’s Bridge to Crimea: Quick Profits for Putin’s Crony, Zero Accountability

The huge project disregards major environmental and safety issues.

By Halya Coynash
29 June 2015
Around the Bloc
Armenian Protests Continue, Macedonia Adds to Greek Bank Woes

Plus, a bid to create a war crimes court in Kosovo falters, and a pro-EU mayor wins re-election in Moldova’s capital.

By Timothy Spence
29 June 2015
Around the Bloc
IS Plants a Flag in North Caucasus, No Serbian Trial for Ex-Bosniak Commander

Plus, Kosovo hits allegedly Iran-linked groups, and Hungary’s tobacco-trade reform raises competition concerns.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
26 June 2015
Around the Bloc
Bosnia Gets a Historic Wartime Rape Ruling, Romania’s Embattled Leader Takes Sick
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s ‘gay propaganda’ bill clears another hurdle and Central Europeans mull the workings of Russia’s energy giants. By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
25 June 2015
Around the Bloc
Moscow Livid Over U.S. Arms Shipments to Its Border, Trans-Asian Pipeline Inches Ahead

Plus, Russian authorities slap down a consumer group for questioning the takeover of Crimea, and Kyrgyz nationalists go head to head with the Kremlin over a World War I ‘genocide.’

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
24 June 2015
Conflict & Diplomacy
Russia: A Year of Sanctions

Are they working? And how to measure their cost to Europe? From Carnegie.ru.

By Oleg Buklemishev
24 June 2015
Around the Bloc
Kyiv Accuses Volunteer Fighters of Rape and Torture, Hundreds Arrested at Yerevan Price Protest

Plus, Yanukovych makes half-hearted apology for Maidan killings; activists plan to deliver banned abortion drugs to Poland via UAV.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
23 June 2015
Around the Bloc
Kremlin Aide Warns U.S. Against Arms Deployment, Slovak Schools Slammed Over Roma Policies

Plus, Tajikistan moves to silence renegade special forces commander, and the UN blasts Hungary’s anti-immigrant billboards.

By Timothy Spence
22 June 2015

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
Not Exactly Friends of Greece

After a sometimes-traumatic transition, then austerity, post-communist countries especially have lost patience with Athens.

By MARTIN EHL
30 June 2015
The New EU
Which Refugees are ‘Threatening’ the Czechs?

When a government minister says accepting 1,853 migrants could destroy his country, it’s Europe’s hard-won freedoms that are really under attack.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
18 June 2015
Middle Europa
In (Russian) News We Trust?

We are fighting the information war with rusty weapons.

By MARTIN EHL
9 June 2015
Balkan Eye
Thunder Near the Powder House

What is the price of failed Roma integration in Bulgaria?

By BOYKO VASSILEV
4 June 2015
Middle Europa
Out of Nowhere

Does the shocking election victory of Poland’s new president represent a sea change on the political scene?

By MARTIN EHL
26 May 2015
Middle Europa
A Wake-up Call in Poland

The incumbent president’s second-place finish in the first round of elections throws Polish politics into disarray.

By MARTIN EHL
12 May 2015
Balkan Eye
Sorosoids Versus Rubladjiis

As the anniversary of a bloody year unfolds, cue the pseudo-intellectual historical parallels.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
7 May 2015

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