Around the Bloc

30 October 2014
Kremlin Media Arm Set to Go Global, Bosnian Serbs Imprisoned for '92 Massacre

Plus, Rosneft denies pitching a laundry list of sanctions remedies, and a new report traces Uzbekistan’s cotton profits.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
29 October 2014
Hungarian Protests Swell, Fugitive Russian Official Held in Rome

Plus, a dramatic new museum of Jewish life opens in Warsaw; teacher shortage grows worse in Kyrgyzstan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
Yuriy Boyko

28 October 2014
Ukraine’s Pro-European Parties in Coalition Talks, Poland Shifts Troops to East
Plus, slumping oil prices force Kazakhstan to trim its budget; Baltics welcome floating energy platform.
By Ky Krauthamer, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
27 October 2014
Vote Cements Ukraine’s East-West Divide, Kyrgyzstan Urged to Scrap Anti-Gay Bill

Plus, Albania and Serbia cry foul over a UEFA ruling, and Caucasus leaders to meet over Nagorno-Karabakh.

By Timothy Spence
 
24 October 2014
Ukraine Girds for Election Interference, U.S. Businessmen Claim Shakedown in Albania

Plus, expat Russian journalists aim to beam news back home, and Georgia jails ex-officials for prison torture.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

23 October 2014
Poroshenko Bloc Tipped to Win Ukraine Elections, Kosovo Enters Olympic Movement

Plus, Zagreb’s jailed mayor thunders his innocence and Hungary steps up the pressure on a Norwegian-funded NGO.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
 
22 October 2014
Cluster Bomb Charge Stings Kyiv, New Balkan Governments in the Offing

Plus, Hungary proposes a tax on Internet data and Tajikistan claims it foiled a major Islamist terror attack.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
21 October 2014
Sikorski Backs Away From ‘Ukraine Partition’ Interview, Polish Surgeons Perform Miracle Operation

Plus, Bulgaria won’t extradite a Putin foe to Russia, and Budapest fumes over U.S. visa bans.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
20 October 2014
Albanian, Serbian Leaders Postpone Meeting; Baltic Submarine Sweep Continues

Plus, Baku pardons dozens of prisoners and Russia targets more McDonald’s restaurants.

By Timothy Spence
 
17 October 2014
Putin Threatens Gas Shutoff, Meets EU, Ukrainian Leaders

Plus, gay Russians say persecution is forcing them to flee, and a Christian symbol angers Srebrenica survivors.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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