Around the Bloc
Russia Dominates NATO Talks

Allies send more troops to the eastern border to create 'more persistent presence.'

9 October 2015
Around the Bloc
Estonia on DNA Collection Drive

All citizens to get free access to genetic data for personalized health care.

9 October 2015
Around the Bloc
UN: Uzbekistan Must Investigate Human Rights Abuse Claims

Activist wins landmark case over allegations of torture, rape, and forced sterilization.

9 October 2015
Around the Bloc
Tear Gas Fired in Kosovo Parliament

Opposition threatens more protests to come over Serbia-Kosovo deal.

9 October 2015
Around the Bloc
No New Theme Music for Game of Thrones

Rumors of a new Russian soundtrack for the show have been greatly exaggerated.

By Aliautsina Kuzmiankova
9 October 2015
Around the Bloc
Belarusian Journalist Wins Nobel

Ukrainian-born Svetlana Alexievich awarded 2015 Nobel Prize for literature – for her non-fiction oral histories.

8 October 2015
Arts & Culture
The Art of ‘Secondary Architecture’: Raw, Recycled – and Roma

A self-taught Romani architect joins forces with an artist to breathe new life into tossed-aside objects.

By Milica Dimitrijevic
8 October 2015
Around the Bloc
Bulgaria Denies Kyrgyzstan Extradition Request

Canadian mining company ex-CEO faces ‘trumped-up’ corruption charges.

8 October 2015
Whatever Happened to Tbilisi Zoo? – A Eulogy of Sorts

In the days after the tragic June flood, Georgian civil society showed its maturity and sense of duty.

By Vazha Tavberidze
2 October 2015
A Cold Welcome

The Baltic states' mixed reception for refugees is drawing criticism from elsewhere in Europe. 

By Aliide Naylor
29 September 2015


Balkan Eye
Tossed by the Waves of History

Bulgarians are feeling torn between fear of an influx of refugees and empathy with their plight.

5 October 2015
Middle Europa
How Refugees Opened the East-West Divide
The crisis is having a greater impact on the European Union than we're probably willing to admit.By MARTIN EHL
30 September 2015
Middle Europa
Will the Real Statesmen Please Stand Up? Premium

Why post-communist countries must stop blaming Germany and start offering help to refugees.

9 September 2015
Balkan Eye
The Real Meaning of ‘Shop ’Til You Drop’ Premium
Malls have a lot to tell about what went well and what went wrong with the Bulgarian transition.

Malls have a lot to tell about what went well and what went wrong with the Bulgarian transition.

4 September 2015
Middle Europa
State Business Premium

The economic development of post-communist states is being hijacked by short-term political interests.

25 August 2015
The New EU
Conflicts of Interest: Press vs. Public Premium

For the oligarchs who control the Czech print media, the purpose of owning a newspaper is to acquire a ‘nuclear shield’ against critics.

19 August 2015
Balkan Eye
Bulgaria’s Edgy Relationship With the Vox Populi Premium
The people want their voices heard, but referendums are not deeply rooted in the political culture of Central and Eastern Europe.By BOYKO VASSILEV
12 August 2015



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