Around the Bloc

17 November 2017
Scandal Erupts at EU Kosovo Law Mission

Departure of chief judge raises more questions about the impartiality of the mission.

 
17 November 2017
LA Museum of Cold War Art to Reopen

Collection’s new home was originally built to withstand Soviet atomic bombs.

 
17 November 2017
MEPs Chastise Poland for Rule of Law Violations

Warsaw unlikely to face serious sanctions despite barrage of criticism.

 
16 November 2017
Rosneft Boss A No-Show at Trial of Russian Ex-Minister

The former top Putin aide was central in the arrest of the former economy minister, but has not appeared to testify at his trial. 

 
16 November 2017
Putin Talks With Donbas Leaders

Possible prisoner swap with Kyiv discussed in phone talks; Kremlin dismisses Washington’s reported peacekeeping plan.

 
16 November 2017
6,000 B.C., A Vintage Year for Georgian Wine

Substance detected on Neolithic pottery found near Tbilisi could be the world’s oldest wine, archeologists believe.  

 
15 November 2017
Lithuania Finds Itself in the Middle of Transgender Debate

While proposed amendments seek to ban sex reassignment procedures, some advocacy and human rights groups see current discussion as a sign of progress.

 
15 November 2017
Internet Freedom Declines for Seventh Consecutive Year

Freedom House’s latest report finds that disinformation tactics and governmental manipulation are among the main factors responsible for this trend. 

 
15 November 2017
Tajikistani Opposition Figure Attacked by Mob
One of the few opposition figures still remaining in Tajikistan was assaulted last week in an incident he is describing as politically motivated. From EurasiaNet.org.
 
14 November 2017
Fraud Charges Hit Romanian Ruling Party Leader

Indictments against Liviu Dragnea and others come amid new anti-government protests, as the Romanian leu drops to a record low.

 

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