Around the Bloc

20 December 2012
Russia Close to Banning U.S. Adoptions, Kosovo Premier Slams New Serbian Plan

Plus, Estonia to launch free public transportation and the trials of finding classic Czech Christmas ornaments.

By Ioana Caloianu, Nirvana Bhatia, and Jeremy Druker
 
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19 December 2012
Serbia Keeps Shedding Jobs, Georgia Debates Condom Ban

Plus, Hungarian students plan more protests despite government climb-down and British celebs urge David Cameron to shun Lukashenka.

By Ioana Caloianu, Nino Tsintsadze, Jeremy Druker, and Ky Krauthamer
 
18 December 2012
Gas Troubles in Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine, Macedonia Loses Torture Case

Plus, leading Russian activists launch a new rights body and Romania’s Basescu bows to necessity by reappointing rival Ponta as head of government.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
17 December 2012
One Convicted in Politkovskaya Murder, Opposition Defies Moscow to Hold Rally

Plus, more arrests in Balkan-wide trafficking probe, and is Georgia the next Ukraine?

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
 
14 December 2012
Ukrainian Premiership Fight Ends, Putin Signals Measured Response to Magnitsky Bill

Plus, Albanian leaders trade blame over another failed EU bid, and Moscow bars a march on the anniversary of last year’s mass election protest.

By S. Adam Cardais and Nino Tsintsadze
 
13 December 2012
Bosnian Serb General Convicted of Genocide, More Allegations Against Uzbek President’s Daughter in Bribe Scandal

Plus, Lithuania’s new government is finally ready work and Russians jump to report needed repairs to a new website. 

By Nirvana Bhatia, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
12 December 2012
Putin Idolizes Workers, Accused Ukrainian Lawmaker Returns Home

Plus, Hungary’s homelessness law comes under further scrutiny and a Siberian city where no one gets in without an invitation.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
11 December 2012
Warsaw, Brussels Clash Over Emissions Trading, Armenian Opposition Seeks to Redraw Political Map

Plus, Georgian and Russian officials to hold first direct talks in four years and a Jewish leader goes on trial in Belarus.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
10 December 2012
Moscow Preps Its Quid for Magnitsky Bill Quo, Romania Elections Set Up Another Stalemate

Plus, Belarusian timber workers are barred from quitting, and a Kazakh activist is jailed as the anniversary of Zhanaozen nears.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
7 December 2012
Sarajevo U.S. Embassy Gunman Convicted, Orthodox Church Slams Belgrade Over Kosovo

Plus, activists demand the release of Uzbekistan’s political prisoners, and U.S. passage of the Magnitsky bill enrages Moscow.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
 

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