Around the Bloc

3 August 2015
Slovaks Say ‘Nie’ to Asylum Camp, Tatars Want Crimea Returned to Ukraine
Plus, commemorations held for Roma killed during the Holocaust, and summer holidays trump Macedonia’s reconciliation talks.
By Timothy Spence
 
31 July 2015
Amnesty Slams Hungarian Asylum Law, Ukraine Issues ‘White List’ of Supporters
Plus, the U.S. beefs up sanctions against Russia and thousands take to the streets to protest Bosnia’s draft labor law.
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
30 July 2015
Russia Blocks MH17 Tribunal, Activists Call for Turkmenistani Journalist's Release

Plus, an official in Russia's North Caucasus faces murder charges and a jailed Azerbaijani reporter gets a prestigious prize in Washington.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
29 July 2015
Balkan Migrants Face Tougher Lives in Germany, Moscow Bans Major U.S. Foundation
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s go-slow policy on cleaning up nuclear waste, and if you think it’s scorching hot where you are in Europe, you’re not alone.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
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28 July 2015
Azov Battalion Leader’s Death Raises Questions, New Moldovan Premier Named

Plus, violence racks Macedonia’s biggest Albanian party and Poland tilts farther into the no-euro camp.

By Ky Krauthamer, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
27 July 2015
Russia Set to Veto MH17 Resolution, Orban Lashes Out at Refugees, European Left
Plus, a detained Azerbaijani journalist appears in court, and Serbia vows to keep Kosovo out of UNESCO.
By Timothy Spence
 
24 July 2015
Czech Pol Jailed in Corruption Case, Lugansk Rebels Claim to Find U.S. Weapons Cache

Plus, Moldova’s whistleblowing education chief is tipped for prime minister, and Kosovo arrests a high-ranking judge.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
23 July 2015
'Genius Grant' Group Leaves Russia, Kyrgyzstan Strikes Back at U.S. Over Rights Award

Plus, Moscow denies it's pushing into Georgian territory and a proposal on private universities in Albania sparks protest.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
22 July 2015
Bosnian Leaders in Goodwill Trip to Belgrade, Moscow Warns Sweden to Stay Out of NATO

Plus, Russia’s muckraking Novaya Gazeta faces official sanction and Kazakhstani experts say a common gas is behind a bizarre sleeping sickness.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
21 July 2015
Eastern EU Countries Agree to Host Refugees, Shock at Maria Gaidar’s Ukraine Move
Plus, Belarus bars jailed politician from presidential run and mystery deepens around five Czechs kidnapped in Lebanon.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 

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