Around the Bloc
Another Hurdle for Labor Migrants in Russia, Another Black Eye for Kosovo-Albania Highway

Plus, Bulgaria ignores Brussels’ signal on South Stream and Macedonia’s opposition files corruption charges against the prime minister.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Erin Murphy
24 April 2014
Around the Bloc
Navalny Faces Second Trial in Week, Lukashenka Makes Overtures to West

Plus, Serbs are angered by a planned Pristina church demolition and Caspian Sea countries hash out energy and conservation issues.

By Ky Krauthamer Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Lily Sieradzki
23 April 2014
Conflict and Diplomacy
What's Yours Is Mine

Instead of drawing them closer, Azerbaijan and Iran’s shared heritage creates bad blood.

By Shahla Sultanova
23 April 2014
Around the Bloc
Reporters Accused of Spying in Ukraine, Azerbaijan

Plus, a Hitler-themed magazine raises eyebrows in Almaty, and a Russian social media magnate says the Kremlin backed his ouster.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Barbara Frye
22 April 2014
Society
In Donetsk, the Uses of Anti-Semitism
Were those vile leaflets handed out this week a sick joke? A reverse-smear campaign? By Halya Coynash
18 April 2014
Around the Bloc
Controversial Rights Bill Passes First Hurdle in Georgia, Kyiv Eyes Judicial Purge

Plus, northern Kosovo's Serbs tell the EU to get lost, and Uzbekistan turns kindergarten teachers into farm managers.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Erin Murphy
18 April 2014
Around the Bloc
Ukraine’s Oligarchs’ Loyalty Questioned, Russian TV Makes Inroads in Kyrgyzstan

Plus, Czechs greet their 10th anniversary in the EU with skepticism and supporters of political rivals brawl in Macedonia.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Piers Lawson
17 April 2014
Society
Chinese Potions in Czech Hospitals

An Eastern alternative is making its way into the country’s health system for the first time in history. From Respekt.

By Hana Capova
17 April 2014

COLUMNS

Russian Unorthodox
Putin’s Crimean Gamble

Fancy sidling up to the craps table amid the balaclavas and Kalashnikovs?

By GALINA STOLYAROVA
24 April 2014
The New EU
Putin and the European Right: A Love Story

Apologists for the Russian leader are poised to make big gains in the EU elections next month.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
16 April 2014
Middle Europa
Long-Distance Friendships

An ambivalent relationship among some NATO allies feeds a sense of insecurity in Central Europe.

By MARTIN EHL
15 April 2014
Middle Europa
The Russia Factor

Hungary’s energy deal with Moscow is suspect for its secrecy but in some ways makes sense.

By MARTIN EHL
8 April 2014
Balkan Eye
The Complicated Charm of Mr. Putin

Frustrated leftists and disaffected rightists see a standard-bearer in the Russian president.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
3 April 2014
Middle Europa
What do Andrej Kiska and Viktor Orban Have in Common?

Slovakia’s new president heard the unspoken wishes of the electorate – just like the Hungarian prime minister.

By MARTIN EHL
1 April 2014
Russian Unorthodox
If You Want Coverage in Russia, Prepare to Pay

There are plenty of ways to describe what most of the country’s media do, but journalism is not one of them.

By GALINA STOLYAROVA
27 March 2014

TOL PROMOTION

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JOBS

Net Prophet
So long, Mr. Durov, and thanks for all the fish
By Kevin Rothrock, Global Voices Online, 22 April 2014
Crowdfunding kicks off in the Czech Republic with the help of Hithit.com
By Anna Kotlabova, 19 March 2014
Ukrainians, Russians on Social Networks: ‘In Case of War, Everyone Will Lose!’
By Tetyana Bohdanova, Global Voices Online, 9 March 2014
Russia warns of legal hassles for Bitcoin users
By Transitions Online, 7 March 2014
Ukrainian journalists take regime’s corruption public with YanukovychLeaks
By Tetyana Lokot, Global Voices Online, 3 March 2014
Roma Transitions
Dark-Skinned Danger
By Barbara Frye, 24 February 2014
Romanian president fined for anti-Roma slurs
By Transitions Online, 17 February 2014
Europe’s culture capital builds segregation wall
By Transitions Online, 26 July 2013
All Roma need is work and respect in order to change their lifestyles
By Mária Hušová, 15 July 2013
A First in History
By Uffe Andersen, 8 July 2013
Next in Line
In Macedonia, Dividends on Efforts to Keep Roma in School
By Daniel Petrovski , 4 March 2013
Turkey Without Europe
By Andrej Bán, 24 December 2012
Vukowar and peace
By Andrej Ban, 17 December 2012
Geothermal developments in Iceland: What the pipes let through
By András Németh, 12 December 2012
“The tension in the Western Balkans will persist for a long time”
By András Németh, 11 December 2012

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