Around the Bloc

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20 September 2013
A Massive Gas Deal in Baku, 'Economic War' on the Russian-Lithuanian Border
Plus, Kazakhstan's opposition takes a blow, and Croatia's health care workers strike.
By By S. Adam Cardais, Erik N. Nelson, and Alexander Silady
 
19 September 2013
EU Customs Officer Shot Dead in Kosovo, Croatian Anti-Nazi Charged in Mass Killings
Plus, Belarus' strongman sees his hockey dream threatened, and Russians deny Greenpeace access to an Arctic oil rig.
By Erik N. Nelson, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Alexander Silady
 
Fatmir Limaj
18 September 2013
Kosovo Lawmaker Acquitted of War Crimes, EU Delivers Strongest Warning Yet to Croatia

Plus, how Albania’s vendetta culture keeps kids at home, and the plane used to drop teddy bears over Belarus goes on sale.

By Ioana Caloianu and Ky Krauthamer
 
Rail Baltica map
17 September 2013
Macedonia Busts Spy Ring, Lithuania Blasts New Russian Border Checks

Plus, a trans-Baltic high-speed railway moves closer to reality and a corruption fighting David takes on the Turkmen Goliath.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady
 
16 September 2013
Workers March in Warsaw, Shell Readies to Drill in Ukraine

Plus, prosecutors go after perpetrators in a Kosovo anti-gay attack and a U.S. court says a murder suspect must face trial in the Czech Republic.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Jennifer Day
 
13 September 2013
Putin Ally Inaugurated as Moscow Mayor, Ukraine Extradites Russian Extremist

Plus, Poland's ruling party takes another hit and investigators find a huge mass grave in Bosnia.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
 
12 September 2013
Poll Shows Who’s ‘Not’ Russian, EU Demands Fair Play in Trade Pact Struggle

Also, Poland's foreign minister claims to have stayed the U.S.' hand in Syria and Albania names a Socialist leader as premier.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 
Jaroslaw Gowin
11 September 2013
Putin Murder Plotter Sentenced, Polish Ruling Party Clings to Shrinking Majority

Plus, a Tajikistani opposition alliance names its presidential candidate and Chechnya tries to defuse talk of a refugee exodus to Germany.

By Ioana Caloianu and Ky Krauthamer
 
10 September 2013
On the Way Down, a Desperate Grab by Tusk

Poland's prime minister raids the country's private pension funds.

By Martin Ehl
 
10 September 2013
Navalny Charges Fraud in Moscow Vote, Balkan Trade Skirmish Heats Up

Plus, Bulgaria closes the books on Markov assassination and a new lake appears in the Turkmen desert.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady
 

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