Around the Bloc

22 September 2017
Kyrgyzstan Accuses Kazakhstan of Election Meddling

Nursultan Nazarbaev’s talk with a Kyrgyz opposition candidate sparks row between the Central Asian neighbors.

22 September 2017
German Elections Reveal Political Rise of Russian Minority

Although most have been in the country for two decades or longer, many Russians don’t follow German media and look to Moscow for support.

22 September 2017
Poland, NATO Launch Major Military Exercises

War games come hard on the heels of Russian-led maneuvers in neighboring Belarus.


21 September 2017
Albania’s Waste Problem Rears Its Head

Many countries would be glad to rid themselves of waste, but Prime Minister Rama says the country needs to import the stuff.

21 September 2017
Another Killing Shakes Montenegro’s Historic Kotor

A gang war is raging in the tourist haven, Montenegrin opposition parties claim.

21 September 2017
Bulgaria, Slovakia Put Fighter Upgrades On Hold

Sweden’s Gripen in the running to replace both countries’ Soviet-designed MiG-29s.

21 September 2017
Russia to Pay Damages to Beslan Survivors – Reluctantly

2004 tragedy opened fault lines between the government and critics of its shoot-to-kill approach to terror incidents.

20 September 2017
Twin Peaks Creator Takes the Caucasus

David Lynch plans to launch film festival and cinematography institute in Georgia. 

20 September 2017
New Revelations From 'Azerbaijani Laundromat' Could Shake German Elections

A representative from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party allegedly received payments as part of the money-laundering operation.

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19 September 2017
Wide Differences in Deployment of Human Capital Across Region

While there are some stars, many countries are still unable to maximize the potential of their potentially rich human resources, to the detriment of their economies.



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Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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