Conflict & Diplomacy
Growing Euro-Skeptics in Moldova

Having failed to influence the Moldovan political elites, Moscow is hoping agricultural sanctions will sour Moldovan swing voters on the EU.

By Dumitru Minzarari
1 September 2014
Around the Bloc
Donald Tusk Tapped to Head EU Leaders’ Council, Confusion Over Putin’s Use of the S-word

Plus, Croatia warns ex-Yugoslav neighbors to cooperate on wartime disappeared and Skopje’s retro makeover rolls on, whatever the cost.

By Piers Lawson, Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
1 September 2014
Around the Bloc
FBI Probes Russia-Based Bank Hack, Balkan Leaders Seek Investment in Berlin

Plus, Turkmenistan inks a major gas deal, and rights advocates are alarmed over the plight of an imprisoned Uzbekistani film producer.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
29 August 2014
Conflict & Diplomacy
The Russian Invasion and the Deaths Putin Didn’t Mention

Why should Russia be in no doubt of ‘serious consequences’ when even evidence of direct Russian involvement in Ukraine spurs only rehashed old warnings from the West?

By Halya Coynash
29 August 2014
Around the Bloc
Ukraine on the Brink Amid Growing Reports of Russian Involvement

Plus, booming Poland plans to boost public spending while recession-hit Croatia scrambles to find more budget cuts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Ioana Caloianu
28 August 2014
Arts & Culture
Beyond Dirty Words

The isolationist, statist approach to culture in contemporary Russia goes well beyond banning swearing. From openDemocracy.

By Marina Mikhneva
28 August 2014
Around the Bloc
Putin Talks Trade at Peace Summit, Hungary’s Orban Aims to End Immigration

Plus, Russia’s oil tsar wins another lawsuit and major Czech and Slovak utilities could merge.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
27 August 2014
Media
PremiumClearing the Airwaves

Moldovan regulators bar a Russian news station for airing propaganda – but only until after the next election.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
27 August 2014
Conflict & Diplomacy
Without Double Standards

Outrage at the Kremlin’s role in Ukraine’s violence is based on the evidence – and is not aimed at all Russians.

By Halya Coynash
6 August 2014

COLUMNS

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
Russian Unorthodox
Outrage and Double Standards Premium

The flood of anti-Russian rhetoric in the West will lead us nowhere good.

By GALINA STOLYAROVA
31 July 2014
Middle Europa
Slovenia’s New Hope Premium

The man who could be the next prime minister has had a meteoric rise, but he has said little about the country’s most fundamental problems.

By MARTIN EHL
15 July 2014
Boyko Vassilev
Balkan Eye
The War to Remember and Forget Premium

In some ways World War I killed Bulgaria’s last, best dream, but it doesn’t have to stay dead.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
3 July 2014

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