Around the Bloc

15 June 2018
Czech-Romanian Project Documents Brutalist Landmarks Behind the Former Iron Curtain

Reviled by some at the time of their construction, Brutalist buildings are finding new supporters among the younger generations.

14 June 2018
Graft Grows in Kyiv Garden

As city residents learn about corruption in an inventive way, a glitch appears in the country’s vaunted new court meant to fight it.

14 June 2018
Georgian Prime Minister Resigns Over ‘Disagreements’ With Ruling Party Head

After a month of protests, Giorgi Kvirikashvilli’s departure paves the way for a new Georgian Dream government.

13 June 2018
Sofia Toes Starting Line for Euro Adoption

Some eurozone countries fear the EU’s poorest country could repeat the Greek catastrophe if it joins the euro too soon.

13 June 2018
Hungarian Money Flows Into Balkan Media

Two investors close to Viktor Orban now control numerous outlets supportive of nationalists and Orban allies in the region.

12 June 2018
Belarusian Leader Mulls Controls on Russian Border

Move would undermine years of free movement between Russia and one of its most compliant neighbors.

12 June 2018
Victory Brings Pile of Trouble for Hungarian Footballers

Team from western Ukraine called on carpet after winning tournament for the sport’s minnows.

12 June 2018
Russia's AIDS Epidemic Keeps Rising

Government frowns on proven methods such as needle exchanges and opiate substitution.

11 June 2018
Balkan Countries Cooperate for Better Migration Control
The numbers of asylum seekers are rising in the region but remain far below the 2015-16 peak.
11 June 2018
Kazakhstan Presses China for ‘Urgent’ Answers on Detained Muslims

More details and tales of harsh treatment in Xinjiang’s internment camps leak out, as Beijing keeps silence.



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