Conflict & Diplomacy
The Donbas Apple of Discord

Experts weigh in on the implications of the ‘nationalization’ of Ukrainian companies in the rebel-eastern part of the country. From Hromadske.

By Yuri Petrushevski
29 March 2017
Around the Bloc
Soros-Funded CEU Faces Closure

A Hungarian draft law would impose stringent conditions on the private graduate school. 

29 March 2017
Around the Bloc
Gotovina Film Reopens Old Yugoslav Wounds

Serbs denounce use of Bosnian military equipment in Croat-made film about the controversial general.

29 March 2017
Around the Bloc
Serbia’s Vucic Cancels Kosovo Visit

Premier planned to make a campaign stop in a Serbian-inhabited town, amid uncertainties whether Kosovo Serbs will be able to vote in Sunday’s election.

29 March 2017
Around the Bloc
Second Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Faces Graft Probe

Country’s president is trying to stifle his opponents and the media, critics charge.

29 March 2017
Around the Bloc
Montenegro’s NATO Bid Enters Home Stretch
Washington is betting the tiny country can curb Russian influence in southeastern Europe.
28 March 2017
Around the Bloc
Albania Braces for Communist-Era Revelations
Opening up secret files could make or break political careers, reveal dark family truths.
28 March 2017
Around the Bloc
More Discontent in Russia as Truckers Strike

Protest organizers say 10,000 trucks will block roads and disrupt traffic across the country.

28 March 2017
The Emperor’s New Clothes

Can an ordinary Belarusian dress just like President Lukashenka?

By Paulina Kaltavicanka
22 March 2017
Economy & Business
Islamic Banking Could Be Coming to the North Caucasus

A newly launched business association will try to navigate between Islamic law and Russian legislation. 

20 March 2017
Arts & Culture
PremiumArt in Ruins

Street art speaks to locals in Mostar.

By Bruno Stojcic and Asja Celebic
10 March 2017
Arts & Culture
PremiumKyiv: A City of Murals

Will the Ukrainian capital become a new center of street art culture?

By Viktoria Ischenko
9 March 2017
Arts & Culture
PremiumGirl Power Through Grafitti, from Prague to New York

The co-director of a documentary on female graffiti artists talks about the origins of the movement in Central Europe, the scene on the two sides of the Atlantic, and its future in the digital world. 

By Miyu Hayashi
7 March 2017
Convert and Love: Russia’s Muslim Wives

Russian women marrying Muslim men convert to Islam in the certainty that a shared religion will strengthen their family, but most often cultural differences often win out. From openDemocracy.

By Ekaterina Neroznikova
2 March 2017
Sex Ed in Moldova: Easier Said Than Done
Despite several legislative attempts, and support at many level of society, the subject remains off-limits to the vast majority of Moldovan students. From Ziarul de Garda. By Maria Shvetz
1 March 2017
PremiumStanding Up For “Parasites”

The anger in Belarus over a tax on the unemployed and other supposed freeloaders can be justified through the absurdity of the law itself.  

By Andrei Yeliseyeu
27 February 2017
Moldovan Homecoming

After years of living and working abroad, can homeward-bound Moldovans make their entrepreneurial dreams come true? From Ziarul de Garda.

By Liliya Zakharia
22 February 2017
Pyrrhic Victory for Georgia’s United National Movement

Although Mikheil Saakashvili retained the UNM’s brand after its split, has he also damaged the party’s chances at acting as a stable opposition force?

By JAM News
20 February 2017
PremiumPrepaid Surveillance

The Polish authorities are sacrificing citizens’ fundamental rights in a misguided strategy to increase security.

By Anna Obem
17 February 2017
Protecting Eastern European Journalists, Before It’s Too Late

More than half a year after the death of journalist Pavel Sheremet, his colleagues are frustrated about the apparent lack of progress in finding his killers. From Hromadske. 

16 February 2017
Newspapers Without News

Moldova has been a regional leader in open government, but the media recently launched a campaign to highlight backtracking on commitments to greater transparency.

14 February 2017


Middle Europa
The East’s Fear Explained to the West

It’s far too easy to just blame the phobia of migrants on racism and xenophobia. 

29 March 2017
Peter Rutland
Cries From Syria

The world watched, and watched, and watched.

17 March 2017
Middle Europa
Poland’s Deceptive Enthusiasm for Europe

Some Poles actually aren’t so comfortable with the values that the EU is pushing.

15 March 2017
The Fourth Estate
No Hope in Sight

Given the media’s role in recent elections, only a fool would think this year will be any better. 

3 March 2017
Middle Europa
Hungary Gaining Momentum Premium
Could we be seeing, finally, the dawn of a viable alternative to one-party rule?By MARTIN EHL
24 February 2017
Ivory Tower
Introducing Trumpology Premium

Flynn’s departure complicates the notion of a radical shift of U.S. policy on Russia, but how likely was that anyway?

15 February 2017
Middle Europa
Why Vladimir Meets Viktor Premium

Putin’s visit to Budapest is yet another signal of changing loyalties and orientations – once unthinkable just a few years ago. 

1 February 2017




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