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
- 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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