Around the Bloc
- 8 May 2013
- War Wounds Reopened by Conviction in Russia, Acquittal in Bosnia
Plus, a Jewish leader apologizes to the Hungarian prime minister and Croatia says a sad farewell to a favorite beverage.
- By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Vladimir Matan
- 7 May 2013
- Georgian Patriarch Demands Abortion Ban, Russian Press Mogul Goes on Trial
- Plus, Kosovo arrests a suspected drug kingpin and the architect of St. Petersburg's new Mariinsky defends his conservative design.
- By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Connor Zickgraf
- 6 May 2013
- Brussels Raps Moldova Over Power Grab, Fighters From Kyrgyzstan Head to Syria
- Plus, who gets the blame for letting thousands of Czech convicts free and a poor Latvian town looks to Rothko for a boost.
- By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Connor Zickgraf
- 3 May 2013
- Ireland Abandons Magnitsky Bill, Jewish Leaders Confront Ugly Side of Hungary
- Plus, Belarusian ‘press freedom’ means release from jail and Kazakhs hand down terror plot sentences.
- By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu and Vladimir Matan
- 2 May 2013
- Soviet Award Dusted Off, Media Freedoms Take A Dive
Plus, Ukraine is dinged for piracy and Slovenia’s debts are deemed junk.
- By Erik N. Nelson, Joshua Boissevain, Vladimir Matan, and Connor Zickgraf
- 1 May 2013
- A Victory for Tymoshenko, A Black Eye for Central Asia’s Religion Bullies
Plus, protests and anger on this Labor Day, and presidential grants in Armenia go to shadowy groups.
- By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, and Connor Zickgraf
- 30 April 2013
- Kosovo Convicts Five for Kidney Harvesting, Polish Heads Roll Over Gazprom Memo
Plus, Europe ups the pressure for a new constitution in Hungary and the Turkmen president leads, and falls, from the front.
- By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Connor Zickgraf
- 29 April 2013
- Bribery Probe Nabs Bosnian Entity Leader, Poison Claim by Russian Sports Boss
Plus, Hungary’s leftwing opposition parties will join forces, and Romanian drivers get a high-tech tool to help navigate the country’s notoriously bad roads.
- By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Vladimir Matan
- 26 April 2013
- Serbian President Apologizes for Srebrenica, Moldovan Political Shenanigans Continue
Plus, Moscow levels the first “foreign agent” fine, and Uzbekistan cracks down on … cyclists.
- By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
- 25 April 2013
- Navalny Calls Trial ‘Political Revenge,’ Bosnian Serb War-Crime Indictees to Get State Aid
Plus, Serbia's Kosovo liaison quits over an EU-backed deal, and is a former Czech priest headed for sainthood?
- By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
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