Society
Czech Roma Under the Swastika

Only a tenth of Roma survived extermination during the Nazi protectorate. Some even thanks to ‘white people.’ From Respekt.

By Silvie Lauder
1 October 2014
Around the Bloc
Nine Ex-Ministers Charged in Romanian Graft Probe, Jailed Azerbaijani Activist Honored

Plus, Balkan states target absurdly high roaming charges, and Russia moves forward on a giant Crimea bridge project.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Klein Aleardi
30 September 2014
Education
In Serbia, a Textbook Case of Identity Politics

The president’s gift to schoolchildren in a northern city sparks howls of outrage across the border in Croatia.

By Uffe Andersen
30 September 2014
Around the Bloc
A Prisoner Swap in Ukraine, Closing Arguments in Karadzic Trial

Plus, Obama reassures NATO allies but rejects Russia-NATO confrontation, and Bucharest defends its treatment of civil society.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
29 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Uzbekistan’s Political Prisoners in Spotlight, Russian Fighter Jets in North America

Plus, politicians in one of Bosnia’s divisions get a shellacking and Uzbekistan’s teachers head for the cotton fields.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
26 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Turkmenistan’s 'Medieval' Prison Exposed, Ukraine Reporter Threatened

Plus, Belgrade's Gay Pride Parade may finally happen, and Uzbekistani activists and journalists get special passports.

By S. Adam Cardais, Anders Ryehauge, and Klein Aleardi
25 September 2014
Conflict & Diplomacy
Russian, or Else
How Russia is foisting its citizenship on residents of Crimea. By Halya Coynash
25 September 2014
Society
The Mysterious Crimes of Valdice, Part 3
Some of the worst brutality of Communist Czechoslovakia happened in a place most people have never heard of. From Respekt. By Petr Tresnak
24 September 2014

COLUMNS

Middle Europa
Two Who Will Be Missed

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

By MARTIN EHL
23 September 2014
Middle Europa
Ukraine's Balkan Lesson Premium
Central European leaders should know better the perils of appeasement.By MARTIN EHL
9 September 2014
Balkan Eye
Europe’s Unhappy Family
Bulgarians have a lot to worry about. New to the list is concern about a banking crisis.By BOYKO VASSILEV
4 September 2014
Middle Europa
Playing the Big Family Card
The latest in Central Europe’s attempts to boost the birth rate don’t go far enough, but they’re better than nothing.By MARTIN EHL
26 August 2014
The New EU
Are Sanctions the Visegrad Four’s Last Straw?

The grouping of Central European countries has been strained before, but this time feels different.

By KATERINA SAFARIKOVA
20 August 2014
Balkan Eye
Bulgaria, Italian Style

Emigration, corruption, ‘colorful’ politics: is Bulgaria the EU’s ‘second Italy’?

By BOYKO VASSILEV
7 August 2014
Middle Europa
Poles Dash to Stash Their Cash Premium

Hundreds of thousands resist the government’s efforts to force them into the public pension system.

By MARTIN EHL
5 August 2014

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Russian government edits Wikipedia page on Flight MH17
By Nikki Munro, Transitions Online, 22 July 2014
Russians’ online data must be stored in-country: Duma bill
By Transitions Online, 14 July 2014
Innovators welcome at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum
By Transitions Online, 7 July 2014
Crowdfunding campaign to support Russian eco journalists
By Transitions Online, 24 June 2014
Dushanbe suspected in Google, YouTube blackouts
By Transitions Online, 16 June 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”
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