Around the Bloc

2 December 2016
Slovenia Basks in Melania Trump’s Reflected Glow

Local businesses cautioned not to abuse the future first lady’s name and image.

2 December 2016
Ukrainians Plan Cyberattack on Russian Banks, FSB Warns

As tensions between Russia and the West grow, each side prepares for cyberattacks and foreign spy games.

2 December 2016
Central Asian Feast Food, Nowruz Holiday Win UNESCO Honors

UN cultural agency adds 16 cultural practices to its Intangible Heritage List.

2 December 2016
Trainspotting Texts Land Two Russian Women in Prison

Latest trial ended with conviction on espionage and treason charges for text message about Russian military transport.

1 December 2016
Belarusian Pre-Selections for Eurovision 2017: Contest or Freak Show?

Even after multiple failures, and questionable performances, Belarus keeps hoping to steal the show at the upcoming Eurovision song contest.

1 December 2016
Islam Now Harder to Register as Official Religion in Slovakia

New legislation is the latest in a series of moves reflecting a tough line against migrants. 

1 December 2016
How Romanian Trump-Friendly Site Became Facebook Star

A news startup stirred up more buzz on social media during U.S. election season than well-funded major media.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier 100
30 November 2016
Ukraine Peace Talks Remain Deadlocked

After 18 months, Kyiv and Moscow again fail to find a sliver of common ground, leaving France and Germany gritting their teeth in frustration.

30 November 2016
German Spy Chief Warns of Russian Cyberattack Risk

Foreign hackers could spread disinformation to muddy the political waters as electioneering picks up ahead of crucial elections.

30 November 2016
Moscow, Yerevan Deepen Military Cooperation

Agreement marks latest Kremlin move to boost its military presence in the restive South Caucasus.




Moldovan diaries

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. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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