Around the Bloc

23 September 2014
Industry Group Probes Azerbaijani Crackdown, Romania’s Premier Survives Parliament Vote

Plus, thugs keep a Crimean Tatar scholar from a UN conference and winter gas supplies become the subject of talks.

By Timothy Spence
 
22 September 2014
Ukraine Economic News Is All Bad, IMF Holds Bosnia’s Fiscal Feet to the Fire

Plus, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania strengthen defense ties, and work starts on a key Russia-bypassing gas pipeline.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
19 September 2014
Kyiv Gets Aid and Promises from Washington, Sikorski Gets the Boot

Plus, Bulgaria is accused of abusing Syrian asylum seekers, and Turkmenistani troops stake out turf in Afghanistan. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
18 September 2014
Echoes of Khodorkovsky Case in Tycoon’s Arrest, Kosovo Nets Islamist Leaders

Plus, the Ukraine crisis takes a toll on regional economies and an UN anti-torture group says Baku hinders its work.

By S. Adam Cardais, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
 
Stefan Füle
17 September 2014
Crimean Tatar Assembly Raided, Ukraine Legislators Back EU Pact

Plus, three countries are faulted over Roma polices, and an appeal to help Uzbekistan leader’s detained daughter. 

By Timothy Spence
 
16 September 2014
Assault Spotlights Gay Rights in Serbia, Tajikistan Releases Jailed Scholar
Plus, a Slovenian journalist faces prison for publishing ‘state secrets,’ and Lithuania looks east for new export markets.
By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
15 September 2014
Kyiv Says Some NATO Countries Send Arms, Report Shines Light on Plight of Russian Orphans

Plus, a Moldovan newspaper is threatened after an expose of a leading cleric, and Belarus isn’t the worst bully in the neighborhood anymore.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
12 September 2014
EU, U.S. Launch New Russia Sanctions, Anti-Graft Agency Proposed in Ukraine

Plus, Georgia’s prime minister slams an anti-Muslim ‘provocation’ and investors’ claims burden Kyrgyzstan.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
Dunja Mijatovic
11 September 2014
Estonia Hires Pussy Riot Lawyers for Abducted Agent; OSCE Blasts Uzbekistan Law on Bloggers

Plus, Gazprom reportedly cuts exports to Poland, and two Bosnian ministers are nabbed in a tax raid. 

By Timothy Spence
 
10 September 2014
Ex-Yugoslav Spymasters Face Murder Trial, Russia Hunts Lithuanian Draft Dodgers

Plus, Uzbekistan gears up for vital cotton harvest and Mongolia’s criminal defamation law comes under scrutiny.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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