Around the Bloc

Sergei Filin
3 December 2013
Ukrainian Government Survives No-Confidence Vote, Gazprom Loses LNG Monopoly

Plus, Lukashenka demands fast growth with low inflation, and a verdict is reached in the Bolshoi acid-throwing case.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady
 
2 December 2013
Barricades and Violence in Kyiv, a Gay Marriage Ban in Croatia

Plus, a Bosnian court hands down tough sentences in a big organized crime case and Bulgaria builds a small wall to tackle a big problem.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Karlo Marinovic
 
29 November 2013
EU Brass Aim Barbs at Kremlin, Romania Eyes Reins on Political NGOs

Plus, a long-jailed Uzbekistani editor wins a press freedom prize and Russia dismisses a Pussy Riot member’s prison complaint.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Karlo Marinovic, and Alexander Silady
 
28 November 2013
Another Deadly Cotton Harvest in Uzbekistan, Serbia Flooded with Asylum-Seekers

Plus, a whistle-blower says VAT fraud costs Hungary billions each year, and Latvia’s prime minister resigns over supermarket disaster.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Alexander Silady, and Martha Tesema
 
27 November 2013
Macedonians Debate Anti-Abortion Ad, Uzbekistan Braces for Energy Shortage

Plus, a hole threatens to swallow a Bosnian village and matryoshka dolls threaten to invade Estonia.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
Al Qasimi
26 November 2013
Eurovision Plotters Sentenced in Baku, Experts Probe Cause of Riga Store Collapse

Plus, smoggy Krakow restricts coal stoves, and a donation from an unexpected source helps spiff up a historic Armenian monastery.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, and Alexander Silady
 
25 November 2013
Pro-EU Marchers Flood Kyiv, Slovak Region Elects Far-Right Governor

Plus, Albanian police hunt escaped prisoners and Poland underlines its commitment to coal.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
22 November 2013
Dozens Dead as Riga Supermarket Collapses, Ukraine Abandons EU Deal

Plus, Belarus extradites a Russian executive and scientists find traces of WWII chemical weapons worryingly close to the Polish coast.

By S. Adam Cardais, Karlo Marinovic, and Alexander Silady
 
21 November 2013
Bulgarian Opposition Grows, Russian Crash Probe Eyes Pilot Error

Plus, Hungary’s banks are served with a record fine and the Sarajevo U.S. Embassy gunman gets a long prison term, again.

By S. Adam Cardais, Karlo Marinovic, and Alexander Silady
 
Goran Mutabzija, Minister of Education and Culture in Rerpublika Srpska
20 November 2013
Big Corruption Bust in Poland, Suspicious Activity Closes a Russian Bank

Plus, progress is reported in a Bosnian schools dispute, and a Belarusian court upholds a ban on a book of ‘extremist’ news photos.

By By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 

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