Around the Bloc

23 June 2017
Russia Riled By Polish Decision to Destroy Red Army Monuments

Adding insult to injury, the Sejm voted for the bill on a day Russia commemorates those who lost their lives in the fight against Nazism. 

23 June 2017
Unpredictable Elections Coming Up in Mongolia

All three presidential candidates face corruption allegations. 

22 June 2017
Czech Leader Meets Ivana Trump

Zeman allegedly restated his support for former wife of current U.S. president’s bid to become ambassador. 

22 June 2017
Romanian Social Democrats Topple Own Government in No-Confidence Vote

Social Democrat leader initiated the dismissal of PM and government he nominated, on the grounds that it failed to deliver on its promises. 

21 June 2017
Former Albanian Dictator’s Grandson Faces Jail

The impoverishment inflicted by Europe’s harshest communist regime left Albania an easy prey for drug gangs.

21 June 2017
Slovak VW Workers Strike for Higher Pay

Falling unemployment, continued recovery from financial crisis helping push up wages across Central Europe.

21 June 2017
Poroshenko Stresses Positives from Trump Meeting

U.S. announces new sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians over violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

20 June 2017
Brussels Warns Chisinau Over Electoral Changes

Reforms are supported by pro-Russian president and West-leaning ruling party, but critics say they will undermine democracy.

20 June 2017
Rights Court Condemns Russian Anti-Gay Law

Legislation discriminates against gays and turns a blind eye to homophobia, European Court of Human Rights rules.

20 June 2017
Astana Expo’s Future Vision Attracts Meager Crowds

Event’s PR chief launches attack on Foreign Policy piece panning the exhibition.





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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. 

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