People
A Firebrand Aims for Moldova’s Seat of Power

Dubbed a ‘public enemy’ for his abrasive methods, activist Oleg Brega is hoping to proclaim his message from a higher platform.

By Lina Vdovii
24 November 2014
Around the Bloc
Putin Rules Out a New Iron Curtain, Albania’s Secret Bunker Comes Out of the Cold

Plus, OSCE diplomat calls for end of impunity in Russia journalist killings, and the European Parliament weighs condemnation of a Serbian war-crimes suspect.

By Timothy Spence
24 November 2014
Around the Bloc
Post-Cease-Fire Death Count Nears 1,000 in Ukraine, Armenians Mull Russia’s Possible Role in Chopper Shoot-Down

Plus, Kyrgyzstan tightens the screws on bride-kidnappers and Baku blocks a journalist from going to Washington.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
21 November 2014
Society
Lukashenka Crawls Out of the Doghouse

The Belarusian strongman’s stock has risen as his countrymen look nervously on the turmoil in Ukraine.

By Volha Khvoin
21 November 2014
Around the Bloc
Kosovo Parties Break Deadlock, Russian Scholar Sues Estonia for Entry Ban

Plus, Kazakhstani ex-premier held in graft probe and universities flee rebel-held areas of Ukraine.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Klein Aleardi, and Anders Ryehauge
20 November 2014
Society
Bosnia's Different Truths

The fighting ended long ago, but it would be a stretch to say the country is at peace.

By Tatjana Milovanovic
20 November 2014
Around the Bloc
Ukraine Foils ‘Terror’ Attack on Dutch Diplomats, Romanian Foreign Minister Sacked

Plus, UN experts alarmed at impending release of Serb convicted of genocide and Poland’s conservatives score a surprising wins in local elections.

By Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer, Jack Nicholson, and Will Sandeman
19 November 2014
Society
Searching for the Spirit of Romania’s Jiu Valley

The cities and towns of the country’s mining heartland still exist, but that is not the same thing as being alive.

By Gabriel Amza
19 November 2014

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
In Search of Lost Time

Overcome with nostalgia for the wonder of 25 years ago, our columnist offers his own definition of ‘transformation fatigue.’

By MARTIN EHL
11 November 2014
Balkan Eye
The Wall and the Pile

A tale of two songs that brought East and West together through the ambiguity of metaphor.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
5 November 2014
Middle Europa
The Other Planet Named Hungary

The country’s leaders go their own way, but where are they headed?

By MARTIN EHL
28 October 2014
The New EU
The Czech Republic’s Final TRANS Action

The country is jettisoning one of the keys to its post-revolution identity, and nobody seems to care.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
22 October 2014
Middle Europa
Jaded No More Premium

A new list of 100 innovative ideas and people in the ‘New Europe’ provides hope for an alternative future.

By MARTIN EHL
7 October 2014
Balkan Eye
Winner Takes All Problems Premium

Amid multiplying crises, who will govern Bulgaria after October’s election is a less important question than how.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
2 October 2014
Middle Europa
Two Who Will Be Missed Premium

Eastern Europeans especially should regret the departure of Carl Bildt and Radek Sikorski from the diplomatic stage.

By MARTIN EHL
23 September 2014

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Call for Videos: Where Have the Winds of Change Blown You?

For most people in TOL’s coverage regions, life changed fundamentally 25 years ago. For good or ill, they are leading lives few could have anticipated before the fall of communism or the Berlin Wall.

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November 20–22, 2014
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January 4–22, 2015
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January 5–9, 2015
Chalkboard
Hidden costs of state education are stigmatising poorer pupils
By Grėtė Kaulinytė, 21 November 2014
Russia: Looking at history as a continuation of politics
By Ioana Caloianu, 18 November 2014
Kuwait sentences 1,000 Bidoon children to illiteracy
By Grėtė Kaulinytė, 18 November 2014
“El Plan Maestro” & teacher education
By Grėtė Kaulinytė, 14 November 2014
The children of Augusta
By Ioana Caloianu, 13 November 2014

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