Around the Bloc
Russia Set to Veto MH17 Resolution, Orban Lashes Out at Refugees, European Left
Plus, a detained Azerbaijani journalist appears in court, and Serbia vows to keep Kosovo out of UNESCO. By Timothy Spence
27 July 2015
Around the Bloc
Czech Pol Jailed in Corruption Case, Lugansk Rebels Claim to Find U.S. Weapons Cache

Plus, Moldova’s whistleblowing education chief is tipped for prime minister, and Kosovo arrests a high-ranking judge.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
24 July 2015
Around the Bloc
'Genius Grant' Group Leaves Russia, Kyrgyzstan Strikes Back at U.S. Over Rights Award

Plus, Moscow denies it's pushing into Georgian territory and a proposal on private universities in Albania sparks protest.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
23 July 2015
Media
Azerbaijan Journalist Says Wife Held Hostage to Make him Return
Cloak-and-dagger meetings in a border town as police try to force journalist to come back. From IWPR. By Afgan Mukhtarli
23 July 2015
Around the Bloc
Bosnian Leaders in Goodwill Trip to Belgrade, Moscow Warns Sweden to Stay Out of NATO

Plus, Russia’s muckraking Novaya Gazeta faces official sanction and Kazakhstani experts say a common gas is behind a bizarre sleeping sickness.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
22 July 2015
Society
A Moldovan Yerevan
Near-bankrupt and facing utility rate hikes and budget cuts, is Moldova in for a period of unrest? By Kamil Calus
22 July 2015
Around the Bloc
Eastern EU Countries Agree to Host Refugees, Shock at Maria Gaidar’s Ukraine Move
Plus, Belarus bars jailed politician from presidential run and mystery deepens around five Czechs kidnapped in Lebanon. By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
21 July 2015
Media
Poroshenko Takes His Message to the People

With his own TV station in decline, Ukraine’s president looks for a way around the oligarchs who now dominate domestic television.

By Sergiy Rachinsky
21 July 2015

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
It's the Women's Turn, Kind Of

Female politicians are playing an ever-greater role in Poland – but on whose behalf?

By MARTIN EHL
15 July 2015
BALKAN EYE
Powers and Plots

A steady supply of conspiracy theories helps Eastern Europeans (and many others) to cope – by not coping.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
2 July 2015
Middle Europa
Not Exactly Friends of Greece

After a sometimes-traumatic transition, then austerity, post-communist countries especially have lost patience with Athens.

By MARTIN EHL
30 June 2015
The New EU
Which Refugees are ‘Threatening’ the Czechs?

When a government minister says accepting 1,853 migrants could destroy his country, it’s Europe’s hard-won freedoms that are really under attack.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
18 June 2015
Middle Europa
In (Russian) News We Trust?

We are fighting the information war with rusty weapons.

By MARTIN EHL
9 June 2015
Balkan Eye
Thunder Near the Powder House

What is the price of failed Roma integration in Bulgaria?

By BOYKO VASSILEV
4 June 2015
Middle Europa
Out of Nowhere

Does the shocking election victory of Poland’s new president represent a sea change on the political scene?

By MARTIN EHL
26 May 2015

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