Around the Bloc

24 April 2014
Another Hurdle for Labor Migrants in Russia, Another Black Eye for Kosovo-Albania Highway

Plus, Bulgaria ignores Brussels’ signal on South Stream and Macedonia’s opposition files corruption charges against the prime minister.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Erin Murphy
 
23 April 2014
Navalny Faces Second Trial in Week, Lukashenka Makes Overtures to West

Plus, Serbs are angered by a planned Pristina church demolition and Caspian Sea countries hash out energy and conservation issues.

By Ky Krauthamer Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Lily Sieradzki
 
 Rauf Mirkadyrov
22 April 2014
Reporters Accused of Spying in Ukraine, Azerbaijan

Plus, a Hitler-themed magazine raises eyebrows in Almaty, and a Russian social media magnate says the Kremlin backed his ouster.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Barbara Frye
 
18 April 2014
Controversial Rights Bill Passes First Hurdle in Georgia, Kyiv Eyes Judicial Purge

Plus, northern Kosovo's Serbs tell the EU to get lost, and Uzbekistan turns kindergarten teachers into farm managers.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Erin Murphy
 
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
 

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