Around the Bloc

10 February 2016
Trial of Albanians Accused of Terrorism Starts in Macedonia

Twenty-nine ethnic Albanians pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges relating to a deadly day-long gun battle with police in May last year.

10 February 2016
Russia ‘Not Responsible’ for Syrian casualties

The Kremlin insists no concrete evidence has been put forward to prove it is guilty of killing civilians in air strikes.

10 February 2016
UN Says Rights Record of Belarus Remains Dismal

The dismal human rights record of Belarus shows no sign of improvement after October’s elections, UN says.

10 February 2016
UK Baltic Deployment Amid Fears Over Russia
Britain to contribute a large contingent of troops to a new NATO force bordering Russia.
10 February 2016
Russian Royals to Get ‘Game of Thrones’ Treatment

Russian producers plan 144-episode TV series on the rise, glory, and bloody downfall of the House of Romanov.


9 February 2016
Serbia Divided Over Legacy of Wartime Leader Nedic

The German ally saved thousands of Serbian lives during the war, his family and supporters claim.

9 February 2016
Russian Officials Consider Bank Support Measures

One idea is to help borrowers who took out loans in foreign currencies before the ruble went into a tailspin.


9 February 2016
Zagreb Mulls Green Energy Future

New government indicates coal will take a back seat to less carbon-intensive fuels in line with EU policy.

9 February 2016
Troop Drawdown in Tajikistan Has Kremlinologists Puzzled
Moscow recently pledged to increase its military commitment near the Afghan border. Now it foresees a smaller, more mobile force.
8 February 2016
Albanian Lawmakers Pass Logging Ban

Illegal and legal logging may have destroyed more than half the country’s forests since 1990, environmentalists say.





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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. 

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