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17 April 2014
Ukraine’s Oligarchs’ Loyalty Questioned, Russian TV Makes Inroads in Kyrgyzstan

Plus, Czechs greet their 10th anniversary in the EU with skepticism and supporters of political rivals brawl in Macedonia.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Piers Lawson
 
16 April 2014
Russian TV Banned in the Baltics, Ukraine Pleads for Slovak Gas

Plus, the Hague tribunal rejects Mladic’s attempt to stop his genocide trial and Bulgarian g-men seize thousands of antique artifacts.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer and Lily Sieradzki
 
15 April 2014
New Armenian Premier Named, Russia Braces for Early Fire Season

Plus, Lavrov accuses the West of double standards on Ukrainian press freedom, and a former U.S. envoy to Kosovo paves a golden road to a new career.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
14 April 2014
Another Siege in Eastern Ukraine, Serbia Takes Aim at Tax Cheats

Plus, a report alleges evidence tampering in the probe of the Riga supermarket collapse and Russians in Estonia reject separatism. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Annabel Lau, and Lily Sieradzki
 
11 April 2014
Putin Plays Petro-Politics, Czech Nuclear Mega-Tender Canceled

Plus, Macedonia's high court signs off on a controversial lustration law and a Russian court convicts five in a horrendous 2010 bombing.

By By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
10 April 2014
EU Prods Kosovo on War Crimes Court, Kazakhstan Looks for New Oil Routes
Plus, the U.S. and Poland target Hewlett-Packard in a graft probe and Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan prep to sign trade tready amid disagreements.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Annabel Lau
 
Istvan Pastor

9 April 2014
Vucic Invites Hungarians Into Serbian Government, Chechen Warlord 'Neutralized'
Plus, the Czech Catholic Church tries to hold on to its restitution gains and Albanian police seize tons of cannabis.
By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Barbara Frye, and Ky Krauthamer
 
Anatoly Lokot
8 April 2014
Slovenian Premier to Call Confidence Vote, Communist Wins Russian Mayoral Race

Plus, Uzbekistan tightens the screws on Internet users and leaking pipes could hold up production at a vast Kazakhstan oil field for two years.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
7 April 2014
Hungary’s Fidesz Gets a Landslide, Separatists Seize Buildings in Eastern Ukraine

Plus, Russia and Kyiv spar over a gas price hike and NATO will likely shore up forces in Poland.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Annabel Lau, Piers Lawson, and Erin Murphy
 
4 April 2014
Armenian Government Collapses, Ukrainian Oligarch Faces Bribery Charges

Plus, Moldova wins EU visa-free travel and Bulgaria’s EU funding comes under a cloud.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 

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