Around the Bloc

12 March 2018
Slovakia’s Powerful Interior Minister Bows Out

Political heads continue to roll amid the turmoil sweeping Slovakia in the wake of a journalist’s murder.

9 March 2018
Albanian Opposition Party Denies Russia Link
U.S. magazine alleges a former Trump aide indirectly accepted Russian money to lobby for Albanian conservative party.
8 March 2018
German and Romanian Police Crack Trafficking Ring

Investigators say migrants paid smugglers up to $6,000 for transport from Turkey to Western Europe.

8 March 2018
Tajik Dissidents Running Out of Safe Havens

Turkey is increasingly hostile to religious exiles and other opponents of harsh Dushanbe regime, Tajik activists claim.

7 March 2018
Bulgaria and Mongolia Erect Monument to Cyrillic Alphabet in Antarctica

In addition to a shared alphabet, the two countries also have a decade-long history of collaboration on Arctic research.

7 March 2018
Poland Clashes With Both EU and U.S. Over Recent Moves

Ruling party, risking EU voting rights suspension, appoints own nominees to judicial watchdog, while Holocaust law might cost Warsaw U.S. funding for military projects.

6 March 2018
Polish Extremists Suspected in Ukraine Arson

Ukrainian officials hint at Russian involvement in two attempts to burn down a building used by the Hungarian minority.

6 March 2018
Kyrgyzstan Celebrates National Hat Day

The new holiday reveals patriotic sentiments in a country where national traditions are on the upswing.

6 March 2018
Mass Rallies Rattle Czech Government

Protests against appointment of communist-era riot squad member to head police watchdog morph into attacks on prime minister.

5 March 2018
Czech Government, Australian Company Tussle Over Lithium Bonanza

Populist premier plumps for greater state role in extracting the metal, a key ingredient in electric-car batteries.



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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. 

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