Around the Bloc


3 July 2015
Moscow Blasts Draft MH17 Report, UN Asks Hungary to Rethink Tighter Asylum Proposals

Plus, a self-described IS militant uses social media to denounce his native Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan fumes over a separatist’s invitation to London.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
2 July 2015
Russia Says It Can Defy Strasbourg Court, Hungary Woos Legion of Emigrants

Plus, Georgia’s economic slowdown worsens, and Macedonia’s Zaev dares authorities to come and get him.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
1 July 2015
Siemens Reportedly Skirts Sanctions on Crimea, Kremlin Slates UN Srebrenica Resolution

Plus, EU to help ‘frontline’ Hungary with migrant influx, and energy challenges lie ahead for Kazakhstan.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
30 June 2015
Migrants Riot at Hungarian Camp, Albanian Police-Murder Suspects Arrested

Plus, an OSCE mission reportedly comes under fire in Ukraine, and Azerbaijan opens a naval base on the Caspian Sea.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
29 June 2015
Armenian Protests Continue, Macedonia Adds to Greek Bank Woes

Plus, a bid to create a war crimes court in Kosovo falters, and a pro-EU mayor wins re-election in Moldova’s capital.

By Timothy Spence
 
26 June 2015
IS Plants a Flag in North Caucasus, No Serbian Trial for Ex-Bosniak Commander

Plus, Kosovo hits allegedly Iran-linked groups, and Hungary’s tobacco-trade reform raises competition concerns.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
25 June 2015
Bosnia Gets a Historic Wartime Rape Ruling, Romania’s Embattled Leader Takes Sick
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s ‘gay propaganda’ bill clears another hurdle and Central Europeans mull the workings of Russia’s energy giants.
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 

24 June 2015
Moscow Livid Over U.S. Arms Shipments to Its Border, Trans-Asian Pipeline Inches Ahead

Plus, Russian authorities slap down a consumer group for questioning the takeover of Crimea, and Kyrgyz nationalists go head to head with the Kremlin over a World War I ‘genocide.’

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
23 June 2015
Kyiv Accuses Volunteer Fighters of Rape and Torture, Hundreds Arrested at Yerevan Price Protest

Plus, Yanukovych makes half-hearted apology for Maidan killings; activists plan to deliver banned abortion drugs to Poland via UAV.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
22 June 2015
Kremlin Aide Warns U.S. Against Arms Deployment, Slovak Schools Slammed Over Roma Policies

Plus, Tajikistan moves to silence renegade special forces commander, and the UN blasts Hungary’s anti-immigrant billboards.

By Timothy Spence
 

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