Around the Bloc
Ukrainian Torrent Mogul Nabbed in Poland

Artem Vaulin, aka ‘tirm,’ allegedly funneled millions in ad revenue to a Latvian bank.

22 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Albania Approves EU-Friendly Judicial Reforms

The Balkan country bows to demands from Brussels and Washington for a more transparent legal system.

22 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Azeri Leader Asks for Greater Powers

Proposed constitutional amendments would strengthen president’s control over parliament, limit freedom of assembly and property rights.

22 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Macedonia’s Feuding Pols Bury the Hatchet (Again)

Macedonian parties agree to a deal that could finally end a bitter dispute between conservatives and social democrats.

22 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Hostage Standoff in Armenia Turns Violent

At least 45 injured as protestors attack riot police.

21 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Torture, Violence, and Abuses Still Prevalent in Eastern Ukraine

A recently released report shows that both the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine are torturing civilians.

21 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Plitvice Lakes National Park in Danger of Losing World Heritage Status

Unchecked construction and extensive tourism might cost the park its spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List

21 July 2016
Around the Bloc
Monumental Dispute Over Ivan the Terrible Statue

Plans to build a statue of the controversial 16th-century tsar draw the ire of residents.

21 July 2016
People
Whatever Happened to Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha?

Deposed in 1946 by the Communist takeover, only to become prime minister more than half a century later, the last Bulgarian monarch is still leading a busy life.

By Lyubomir Martinov
13 July 2016
Economy & Business
The Juggernaut Stumbles

The grim fate of Russia’s energy economy.

By Matthew Finkel
29 June 2016
Politics
Bracing for Brexit
The specter of the UK's departure  – and a possible jolt to their economies and remittance payments – is haunting Central and Eastern Europeans. By Lyubomir Martinov
22 June 2016
Arts and Culture
PremiumWhatever Happened to Pussy Riot?
Iconoclasts to some, icons to others – we look at what they’re up to today. By Anna Bisikalo
20 June 2016
Conflict & Diplomacy
PremiumCyberwarfare: Overhyped or Underrated?

Tactics used in Ukraine and Syria could be an accurate foreshadowing of one future aspect of warfare.

By Prem Mahadevan
24 May 2016
Politics
PremiumCounting down to Russia’s 2016 Duma Elections

As Russia gears up for parliamentary elections this autumn, how can the country's embattled opposition and civil society offer a real contest to the Kremlin's "imitation democracy"?

By Janek Lasocki
20 May 2016

COLUMNS

Balkan Eye
Bulgaria’s West-Bashers Embrace Brexit
The EU’s poorest country these days is full of ‘wooden philosophers’ inspired alike by Michael Gove and Vladimir Putin.By BOYKO VASSILEV
6 July 2016
Middle Europa
After Brexit, Central Europe Feels Lonely

“Frenemies” will likely become the best way to describe the changed relationship between the region and Britain.

By MARTIN EHL
1 July 2016
Middle Europa
Facing Off Against Fascism

The Slovak president and NGO sector are at least trying to figure out what to do next – unlike most of the political elite.

By MARTIN EHL
17 June 2016
Balkan Eye
Do I Love You More Than You Love Me?
Take care next time you call Cyrillic ‘the Russian alphabet,’ for you will surely offend a Bulgarian.By BOYKO VASSILEV
3 June 2016
Middle Europa
One Good Cop Is Not Enough Premium

Some recent cases in Romania and Hungary are heartening, but much more is needed to improve trust in public institutions.

By MARTIN EHL
1 June 2016
Middle Europa
Who is the Polish Opposition Now? Premium

Civic activists appear to have a better chance at effecting change than traditional parties.

By MARTIN EHL
10 May 2016
Balkan Eye
A Boy’s Own Tale of Chernobyl Premium

How a nuclear error hundreds of miles away helped start a war of the worlds in Bulgaria.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
5 May 2016

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