Society
Say It Loud, I’m Belarusian and Proud

Among young people in Belarus, speaking the national language instead of Russian is coming into vogue.

By Alyaksandr Yanusik
28 November 2014
Around the Bloc
Rosneft Shrugs Off Oil-Price Slide, Azerbaijani Dissident Ailing in Prison

Plus, EU’s Albania justice mission faces corruption probe, and Orban tacks back toward Europe.

By By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Jack Nicholson
28 November 2014
Politics
Moldova’s Elections as Tug-of-War

Russia and the EU are working to help voters make up their minds as they head to the polls this weekend.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
27 November 2014
Around the Bloc
Buckwheat Panic Grips Russia, Czech Leader Urges ‘Finlandization’ of Ukraine

Plus, 'Western values' blamed for infertility in Kazakhstan, and a Russian journalist fights deportation from Poland.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
27 November 2014
Around the Bloc
Kazakhstan Bans Child Jihadi Video, Russia Cracks Down on Capital Flight

Plus, Yerevan and Baku trade more barbs over helicopter shootdown and Uzbekistan lays claim to a sliver of Afghan territory.

By Ky Krauthamer, Anders Ryehauge, Jack Nicholson, and Will Sandeman
26 November 2014
Politics
Pretty Words from Turkmenistan

Proposed reforms are empty gestures, aimed at shushing Western critics. From IWPR.

By Vyacheslav Mamedov
26 November 2014
Around the Bloc
Poison Letters Put Czech Police on Alert, Russian Loan for French Nationalists

Plus, Georgia and her allies decry Russia-Abkhazia pact; Estonia opens its e-government platform to the world.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
25 November 2014
Around the Bloc
Putin Rules Out a New Iron Curtain, Albania’s Secret Bunker Comes Out of the Cold

Plus, OSCE diplomat calls for end of impunity in Russia journalist killings, and the European Parliament weighs condemnation of a Serbian war-crimes suspect.

By Timothy Spence
24 November 2014

COLUMNS

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
The New EU
The Czech Republic’s Final TRANS Action

The country is jettisoning one of the keys to its post-revolution identity, and nobody seems to care.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
22 October 2014
Middle Europa
Jaded No More Premium

A new list of 100 innovative ideas and people in the ‘New Europe’ provides hope for an alternative future.

By MARTIN EHL
7 October 2014
Balkan Eye
Winner Takes All Problems Premium

Amid multiplying crises, who will govern Bulgaria after October’s election is a less important question than how.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
2 October 2014

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