Around the Bloc
Evidence Mounts of Russian Action in Ukraine, Serbian Defense Chief Accused of Corruption

Plus, the Kremlin says the West is destabilizing Macedonia, and Kyrgyzstan joins the Eurasian Union.

By Barbara Frye, Evgeny Deulin
22 May 2015
Around the Bloc
Modest Hopes for Riga Summit, Outrage After Fatal Baku Fire

Plus, Ukraine might look to host missile-defense systems and Tajikistan and China sign an extradition treaty.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Barbara Frye
21 May 2015
Around The Bloc
Russian Duma Targets NGO Threat, CSTO Plans for Taliban Incursion

Plus, Hungary’s Orban riles EU officials with latest anti-refugee blast; Bulgarian archeologists find an 8,000-year-old village.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
20 May 2015
Around the Bloc
Russian Ex-Soldiers Face Ukraine Terrorism Trial, Latvian Cardinal Bashes Gays

Plus, Croatian leaders make a controversial visit to Ustasha massacre memorial, and Mongolia’s stalled Oyu Tolgoi mine could restart soon.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
19 May 2015
Education
Early Education Incentives for Romanian Kids at Risk

An NGO’s radical idea – food for poor families that send their children to preschool every day – could become national policy by 2020.

By Lina Vdovii
19 May 2015
Around the Bloc
Protesters Call for Macedonian PM to Quit, Ukraine Bans Soviet Symbols

Plus, Azerbaijan's capital gets a facelift ahead of the European Games, and gay athletes complain of unsportsmanlike conduct in Kazakhstan’s ‘nontraditional’ sex legislation.

By Timothy Spence
18 May 2015
Around The Bloc
PayPal Accused of Blocking Nemtsov Report Account, Russian Living Standards Dive

Plus, Azerbaijan is pressured over political prisoners ahead of a major athletics tournament and Russia’s anti-Nazi propaganda drive reaches surreal proportions.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
15 May 2015
Around the Bloc
Bulgarian Troops at Macedonia Border, U.S. Lawmakers in ‘Secretly Funded’ Baku Junket

Plus, the ECHR rules on a Georgia gay pride march and Russia probes an NGO linked to Khodorkovsky.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
14 May 2015

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
A Wake-up Call in Poland

The incumbent president’s second-place finish in the first round of elections throws Polish politics into disarray.

By MARTIN EHL
12 May 2015
Balkan Eye
Sorosoids Versus Rubladjiis

As the anniversary of a bloody year unfolds, cue the pseudo-intellectual historical parallels.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
7 May 2015
Middle Europa
Yellow Cards in Slovakia

The country’s star political playmaker could be losing his touch.

By MARTIN EHL
28 April 2015
The New EU
LOL in the CR

The Czech president’s ham-handed approach to his Victory Day trip to Moscow causes mirth in the cyber sphere and unease for his Slovak ally.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
15 April 2015
Middle Europa
In Poland, a Tragedy of Negligence, a Legacy of Blame

Five years after the Smolensk crash, the most pressing lessons seem not to have been learned.

By MARTIN EHL
14 April 2015
Balkan Eye
Mysterious Ways

An odd Bulgarian debate raises the question of how agenda-setting works.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
2 April 2015
Middle Europa
Innovation as Weapon

It’s not only mighty militaries that make countries strong.

By MARTIN EHL
24 March 2015

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