Around the Bloc

11 October 2012
Dissidents Self-Immolate in Albania, Croatian Court Delivers a Budget Blow

Plus, Serbia balks at Brussels’ demand to respect Kosovo’s ‘territorial integrity,’ and Ukraine’s prime minister speaks up for an embattled news channel.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
10 October 2012
Another Belarusian Rights Group Faces Closure, 22 Sentenced in Baku Spy Case

Plus, Romanian public TV announces huge job cuts and Ukraine finds itself between a European rock and a hard-bargaining Russia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Andrew McIntyre
9 October 2012
Russian TV Uncovers Alleged Opposition Plot, Kazakh Opposition Leader Jailed

Plus, a Serbian party takes a beating in Bosnian elections and a dramatic protest by a former Albanian political prisoner.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
8 October 2012
Russia to Keep Tajik Bases Until 2042, Georgian Soccer Star Among New Ministers

Plus, Bosnia gets set for pilot census and a watershed Council of Europe decision could make Azerbaijan nervous. 

By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
5 October 2012
IMF Urges Growth Agenda in Hungary, Belgrade Slammed Over Gay Parade Ban

Plus, Kazakhstan is the latest to ban Innocence of Muslims, and four are killed in a Dagestan firefight.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
4 October 2012
UNICEF Might Be Next to Leave Russia, Czech and Romanian Ministerial Heads Roll

Plus, another Azeri blogger sits in jail, and the FBI busts an alleged conspiracy to send restricted electronics to the Russian military. 

By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
3 October 2012
Ivanishvili Clarifies Stance on Saakashvili Resignation, Kyrgyz Mine Protest Turns Into Riot

Plus, Ukraine moves to criminalize the promotion of homosexuality and a Russian film studio receives a gift of rarely seen silent movies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Andrew McIntyre, and Nino Tsintsadze
2 October 2012
Georgian Opposition Scores Stunning Election Win

Plus, Facebook’s Zuckerberg hunts heads in Russia and Hungary moves to ban slot machines.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
1 October 2012
Russian Church and State Link Hands, More Reports of an Azerbaijan-Israel Confab Against Iran

Plus, Tymoshenko urges Ukrainians to ditch “mafia” rulers, and a mock assassination attempt on the Czech president goes without a hitch. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
28 September 2012
Duma Leader Snubs Council of Europe, Jailed Belarusian Activist Freed
Plus, Innocence of Muslims protests in Eastern Europe, and Azeris jailed in Jewish school murder plot.
By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain


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