Around the Bloc
Blood Flows in Macedonian Parliament

Brawl breaks out as protesters angered by election of an ethnic Albanian as speaker invade the building.

28 April 2017
Around the Bloc
CEE Chided for Erractic Progress on Jewish Restitution

Poland, Bosnia have done almost nothing to abide by pledges to speed up restitution, European Shoah Legacy Institute study finds.

28 April 2017
Around the Bloc
How Do You Like Them Apples, Armenia?

Armenians recoil as forbidden fruits from Azerbaijan make their way across the border and onto market stalls.

28 April 2017
Around the Bloc
Serbia Calls Ambassador Home Over Haradinaj Release

A French court’s denial of extradition request for the former Kosovan guerrilla leader adds to Belgrade’s already strained relations with Pristina.

27 April 2017
People
On the Waiting List
Internally displaced people from the Nagorno Karabakh conflict have spent more than two decades in temporary housing, despite Azerbaijan’s promises of resettlement. From the Caucasian Knot. By Faik Medzhid
27 April 2017
Around the Bloc
Tajik Anti-Corruption Officials Detained

Sweep comes months after leader Rahmon’s son left the anti-corruption agency to become mayor of Dushanbe.

27 April 2017
Around the Bloc
Hungary’s ‘CEU Law’ Under EU Scrutiny

Viktor Orban accuses university founder Soros of destroying the lives of millions.

27 April 2017
Around the Bloc
Poland Mulls Nuclear Power As Compromise for Keeping Coal Plants
Upcoming decision is contingent on costs, which are twice as high as for coal plants.
26 April 2017
People
Crimean Attorneys Don’t Have It Easy

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
24 April 2017
People
Georgia's Five-Year-Old Prince Prepares to Reign
Although the restoration of the Bagration dynasty seems unlikely, Crown Prince Giorgi has some influential players in his corner, starting with the Georgian Orthodox Church leader. From EurasiaNet.org. By Tamar Kikacheishvili
19 April 2017
Media
The Fate of Independent Media in Crimea

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
14 April 2017
Media
Tightening the RuNet Screws

Russian lawmakers want to ban kids from social media, require ‘real name’ registration. From Global Voices. 

By Kevin Rothrock
6 April 2017
Conflict & Diplomacy
Mixed Motives

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
5 April 2017
Conflict & Diplomacy
The Thaw Is Over

Hopes that Lukashenka had turned over a new leaf were definitively quashed with the brutality and extent of the crackdown during and after the recent “parasites” demonstrations.

By Paulina Kaltavicanka
3 April 2017
Conflict & Diplomacy
The Donbas Apple of Discord

Experts weigh in on the implications of the ‘nationalization’ of Ukrainian companies in the rebel-eastern part of the country. From Hromadske.

By Yuri Petrushevski
29 March 2017
Society
PremiumThe Emperor’s New Clothes

Can an ordinary Belarusian dress just like President Lukashenka?

By Paulina Kaltavicanka
22 March 2017
Economy & Business
Islamic Banking Could Be Coming to the North Caucasus

A newly launched business association will try to navigate between Islamic law and Russian legislation. 

20 March 2017
Arts & Culture
PremiumArt in Ruins

Street art speaks to locals in Mostar.

By Bruno Stojcic and Asja Celebic
10 March 2017
Arts & Culture
PremiumKyiv: A City of Murals

Will the Ukrainian capital become a new center of street art culture?

By Viktoria Ischenko
9 March 2017
Arts & Culture
PremiumGirl Power Through Grafitti, from Prague to New York

The co-director of a documentary on female graffiti artists talks about the origins of the movement in Central Europe, the scene on the two sides of the Atlantic, and its future in the digital world. 

By Miyu Hayashi
7 March 2017

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
Where Are the Macrons of Central Europe?

Attitudes towards the EU, and optimism versus pessimism, offer partial explanations for their scarcity. 

By MARTIN EHL
26 April 2017
Ivory Tower
Putin Joins the Climate Change Deniers

Were his comments just off-the-cuff remarks, or a reflection of a deeper policy change?

By ELIZABETH PLANTAN AND PETER RUTLAND
18 April 2017
Middle Europa
How to Be an Optimist in a Populist Central Europe

The thriving startup and entrepreneurial culture gives one hope about the future of the local labor market. 

By MARTIN EHL
13 April 2017
The Fourth Estate
Fake News in the Service of Post-Truth Belarus

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
6 April 2017
Middle Europa
The East’s Fear Explained to the West

It’s far too easy to just blame the phobia of migrants on racism and xenophobia. 

By MARTIN EHL
29 March 2017
Peter Rutland
IVORY TOWER
Cries From Syria Premium

The world watched, and watched, and watched.

By PETER RUTLAND
17 March 2017
Middle Europa
Poland’s Deceptive Enthusiasm for Europe Premium

Some Poles actually aren’t so comfortable with the values that the EU is pushing.

By MARTIN EHL
15 March 2017

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