Around the Bloc

15 December 2017
Cities Face Challenge of ‘Unprecedented’ Population Loss

Shrinking populations in Eastern European and Central Asian cities bring opportunities along with risks, a new study finds.

15 December 2017
President Putin Presents Candidate Putin

At annual Q&A session, Russian leader slights opposition, says he has led the country out of its troubles, and has good words for Donald Trump.

15 December 2017
Kazakh Miners End Underground Strike

Threatened with legal action -- and promised a pay rise -- ArcelorMittal workers end the country’s longest strike in years.

14 December 2017
Caspian Sea Breakthrough in the Offing?

The five Caspian states will (probably) sit down to resolve the sea’s status next spring, although Iran may (possibly) raise difficulties.

14 December 2017
Hopes Grow of a Farewell to FYROM

Macedonia and Greece are reopening UN-sponsored talks over their long-standing name dispute.

14 December 2017
Estonian Taxi App Spreads Its Wings

After a slow start, the ride-hailing service Taxify is taking on Uber in 20 countries.

13 December 2017
Russia Will Fund New Egyptian Power Plant

The deal is yet another sign of Russia’s growing influence in the Middle East. 

12 December 2017
Bulgaria and Romania Look Longingly to Schengen

Ten years after entering the EU, there is one unticked box for the Black Sea pair: membership in the passport-free zone.

12 December 2017
Russia Jails Estonian for Espionage

Estonia has accused or convicted a half-dozen people of spying for Russia since 2015, and now Moscow follows suit.

12 December 2017
Polish, Ukrainian Leaders to Hold Icebreaker Meeting

Relations have deteriorated as the national narratives of each side collide head-on.



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