What’s in a Number?

It's been 12 years since Macedonia conducted a census, but it could still be too soon to contemplate.

By Uffe Andersen
22 July 2014
Around the Bloc
Soccer Stars in Donetsk Mutiny, Poland Challenges EU Tobacco Rules

Plus, opposition leader’s lawyer arrested in Tajikistan and Bosnia mourns victims of 1992 massacre.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
22 July 2014
Around the Bloc
Dutch Investigators in Ukraine for Crash Probe, Russia Shuts Out Moldovan Fruit

Plus, Czech gangsters get life in a kidnap/murder plot and a Montenegrin mayor gets five years for corruption.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
21 July 2014
Economy & Business
Destination Kazakhstan?

The Central Asian country lifts some visa requirements but still needs to smooth some rough edges to attract tourists. From

By Joanna Lillis
21 July 2014
Around the Bloc
Blame, Investigations Begin in Airliner Crash, Slovenia Loses 20-Year Bank Dispute

Plus, Hungary tries to get its fiscal house in order and Montenegro arrests journalist's alleged attackers.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
18 July 2014
Conflict & Diplomacy
LifeNews Accidentally Tells the Truth

Before they realized it was a civilian craft, pro-Russia rebels bragged about downing a plane. 

By Halya Coynash
18 July 2014
The Fall of Dagestan's 'Bloody Roosevelt'

The once-powerful mayor of Dagestan’s capital city receives the longest prison term of any official in modern-day Russia.

By Nikolay Protsenko
17 July 2014
Around the Bloc
Western Sanctions Hit Top Russian Firms, Dutch Found Liable for 300 Srebrenica Deaths

Plus, a report tracks the influence of the Albanian ex-PM’s daughter and Kyiv says it stopped an assassination in Donetsk.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Erik N. Nelson
17 July 2014


Middle Europa
Slovenia’s New Hope

The man who could be the next prime minister has had a meteoric rise, but he has said little about the country’s most fundamental problems.

15 July 2014
Boyko Vassilev
Balkan Eye
The War to Remember and Forget

In some ways World War I killed Bulgaria’s last, best dream, but it doesn’t have to stay dead.

3 July 2014
Middle Europa
Poland's Tarnished Golden Age

The release of compromising recordings of top officials takes the shine off a time of self-congratulation.

1 July 2014
Russian Unorthodox
Russia’s Buttinski Nomenklatura

From panties to cigarettes to shoes to cancer drugs, they know what’s best for everyone.

26 June 2014
The New EU
An Inscrutable Ally

The Czech leader’s remarks on NATO and Russia are a source of worry and puzzlement in some quarters.

18 June 2014
Middle Europa
Will the Visegrad Four Survive Ukraine?

The crisis to the east is severely testing cooperation in Central Europe. 

17 June 2014
Balkan Eye
The Vanishing of the Russophiles

Bulgaria’s vocal pro-Russia majority turned out to be a minority when it came time to cast ballots.

5 June 2014



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