Roads are substantially safer in the EU than they were 15 years ago, but the west-east divide is not closing.
After a period of going easy on dissent, the Lukashenka regime crushed nationwide protests in March.
Government says Serbian nationalists backed by Russia planned to overthrow pro-NATO government.
Estimates say up to 10,000 people marched through the Hungarian capital against growing authoritarianism.
Film and pop music are being used to sway teens away from criticizing the state.
The Baltic country may be the first in the world to receive gays escaping a reported purge against homosexuals, while Poland continues to send back asylum seekers to Belarus.
The use of punitive psychiatry against political opponents appears to be on the upswing in post-Soviet states.By Madeline Roache
Young Slovaks seem to have higher work standards than previous generations, and not everybody is happy about that. From Global Voices.By Tibor Blazko
Poland’s conservative government believes a return to the structure of the old educational system can produce smart, modern kids. Many disagree.By Wojciech Kosc
Recent incidents in Belarus show that pan-Slavism and Neo-Nazism do go together.By Veranika Laputska
What has happened to Mezhygorie, the infamously opulent estate of former President Victor Yanukovych, since he fled the country three years ago?
After the Russian annexation, few Crimean law professionals are eager to take on sensitive, politically charged cases. From Euroradio.By Ales Pilecki and Zmicier Lukashuk
After the Russian annexation, journalists had to choose between leaving, embracing a pro-Russian stance, or avoiding politics altogether. From Euroradio.By Ales Pilecki and Zmicier Lukashuk
Russian lawmakers want to ban kids from social media, require ‘real name’ registration. From Global Voices.By Kevin Rothrock
Smeared by some as mere mercenaries, a band of Georgians fighting in Ukraine says neither money nor revenge underlies their drive to battle Russia on all fronts.By Tatiana Kozak
With his third ascent to power, an adaptable Boyko Borissov seems to embrace yet another role.By BOYKO VASSILEV
Beyond power games, the current political crisis centers on checks and balances underlying liberal democracies in the region.By MARTIN EHL
World faked out by phenomenon known oh so well in Eastern Europe!By PETER GROSS
Attitudes towards the EU, and optimism versus pessimism, offer partial explanations for their scarcity.By MARTIN EHL
Were his comments just off-the-cuff remarks, or a reflection of a deeper policy change?By ELIZABETH PLANTAN AND PETER RUTLAND
The thriving startup and entrepreneurial culture gives one hope about the future of the local labor market.By MARTIN EHL
The fate of the Independent Institute for Socio-Economic and Political Studies emphasizes the need to protect the few remaining independent sources of information in the country.By PETER GROSS
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