Around the Bloc

Dragnea
8 October 2013
Unprecedented E-Security for Sochi Olympics, Top Romanian Official Charged with Vote Rigging

Plus, new studies are unlikely to defuse the controversy over Tajikistan’s Rogun dam, and do the Balkan countries need a new police force?

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady
 
7 October 2013
West Fears New Migrants from the East

Plus, the EU and UN complain about Azerbaijan’s rights record before the election, and Russia keeps an anti-Putin protester in psychiatric custody.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
 
4 October 2013
EU Goes After Gazprom, Bailout Looms Amid Slovenian Political Row
Plus, Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy, and Serbia threatens to quit Kosovo talks.
By S. Adam Cardais and Alexander Silady
 
Linas Linkevicius
3 October 2013
Latvians Get a First Peek at Euro Prices, Armenia Cements New Russian Tilt

Plus, Central Europe’s economy shows more signs of growth while Lithuania suggests it could blockade Kaliningrad.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Alexander Silady, and Martha Tesema
 
Lazar Krstic
2 October 2013
Serbia Rebuilds Bridges to IMF, Russian Public Digs Deep for Flood Victims

Plus, 27 Croatian Roma go on trial for child crime ring and Uzbekistani leader Karimov’s non-singing daughter gives a rare interview.

By Ioana Caloianu and Ky Krauthamer
 
Ales Byalyatski
1 October 2013
Bosnian Census Begins, Hungary’s Homeless Face New Legal Hurdles

Plus, jailed Belarusian dissident Byalyatski wins major rights award and scientists say EU rules may be harmful to protected brown bear populations.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady
 
30 September 2013
Baku Blasts Foreign Election Coverage, Belgrade Marchers Defy Pride Ban
Plus, Medvedev issues another call for innovation, and Czech surgeons perform a groundbreaking transplant.
By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
 
27 September 2013
Poland to Fight New EU Emissions Targets, Belarus-Russia Potash War Cools

Plus, Russia jails Greenpeace activists, and pride organizers vow to hold a parade in Belgrade this weekend.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Alexander Silady
 
26 September 2013
Russians Use Gunboat Diplomacy in Syria, EU May Unleash Moldovan Wine

Plus, Latvia’s residency market irks Europeans and Medvedev wants to make divorce expensive.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Alexander Silady, and Martha Tesema
 
Dragan Djilas
25 September 2013
Syrian Refugees Flood into Bulgaria, Belgrade Mayor Ousted
Plus, Yanukovych is confident of resolving Tymoshenko problem ahead of November’s EU summit, and watchdogs voice concern over the jailing of a journalist in Uzbekistan.
By Ioana Caloianu and Ky Krauthamer
 

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