Around the Bloc

20 January 2017
US, Britain Say Rolls-Royce Bribed Kazakh and Azeri Officials

Aircraft maker to pay $800 million in fines for corruption over decades in nearly a dozen countries.

20 January 2017
Austria Mulls New Controls on Slovak Border

Trains could be patrolled by soldiers under plan drafted by defense, interior ministers.

20 January 2017
Cheers, Caveats Greet Birth of Ukraine’s ‘Three-Parent Baby’

Ethics, safety concerns hang over the controversial treatment, so far approved by medical regulators only in the UK.

20 January 2017
Facebook Snafu Briefly Silences Russia’s RT

The huge state-funded international broadcaster also loses access to Twitter-based data mining service.

19 January 2017
Big Protests in Romania Against Amnesty Bill

The proposed amnesty law, and changes to the criminal code, would set free around 2,500 people, including notorious politicians involved in graft and abuse-of-power cases. 

19 January 2017
Moldovan Opposition Seethes Over President’s Russia Trip

Igor Dodon drops welcome words into his Russian counterpart Putin’s ear.

18 January 2017
Karimova Questioned by Swiss Prosecutors

Uzbek authorities seek to recover some of the huge assets allegedly linked to late leader’s daughter.

18 January 2017
Russian Higher-Ups Question Teacher’s ‘Pornography’ Conviction

The video used to convict the young teacher was also evidence in a case she helped bring about.

18 January 2017
Washington Slaps Sanctions on Bosnian Serb Leader

The secession-minded Milorad Dodik still hopes to get a visa in time for the Trump inauguration.

17 January 2017
Lithuania Plans to Fence Off Russian Exclave

Decision, following similar moves by other Baltic states, comes amid major NATO military buildup in the region.




Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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