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
Around the Bloc
Macedonia Kills 'Gag Bill' Amid Protests

Draft law was hoped to criminalize publication of 'bombshell' materials from mass wiretapping scandal.

8 October 2015
Around the Bloc
Azerbaijan Bars Entry to Amnesty Staff

Council of Europe pulling out of joint working group on human rights in Azerbaijan.

8 October 2015
Around the Bloc
Russia May Hide Official Mansions From Public View

Plan reportedly drafted by FSB security agency, whose chiefs were recently implicated in massive corruption.

8 October 2015
Around the Bloc
Tajikistan Rounds Up Accused Islamist ‘Coup’ Plotters
Dushanbe concerned as Afghan Taliban forces push toward the countries’ shared border.
7 October 2015
Around the Bloc
Chernobyl Dead Zone Teeming With Animal Life
Populations of deer, wolves and other big animals have grown dramatically in the absence of human predators since the 1986 disaster.
7 October 2015
Around the Bloc
Romania Mulls ‘Legal Bribes’ to Stem Doctors’ Exodus

Only a few hundred of the doctors now working at the country’s public hospitals are aged 30 or younger.

7 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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