Around the Bloc

25 June 2012
Croatia May Tamper With Danube, Kyrgyzstan Threatens Mine Operator
Plus, Putin says Russia will privatize on its own terms, and Brussels re-opens the spigot for Hungary.
By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Ernad Halilovic, and Sofia Lotto Persio
 
22 June 2012
Rights Group Slams EU Over Central Asia, Srebrenica Suspects Arrested

Plus, the 'Belarusian list' of Katyn victims is uncovered and Russian scientists are jailed for treason.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
21 June 2012
Putin Courts Investment, Pussy Riot Stays in Jail Premium

Plus, Latvian transport workers cancel their strike and is there a step-up in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue?

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
Sochi
20 June 2012
Caspian Oil Spat Deepens, Romanian Premier Rebuffs Plagiarism Claim

Plus, Central Asian countries plan to ease visa regulations and Georgia lures residents of breakaway regions with offer of free education.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Sofia Lotto Persio, and Ernad Halilovic
 
19 June 2012
Fires Sweep Across Siberia, Tymoshenko May Face Murder Charge

Plus, Tajik president’s relative is gunned down and the Macedonian government plays good cop, bad cop with the media.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, and Sofia Lotto Persio
 
18 June 2012
Sofia Gets Occupied, Russia’s Opposition Gets United Premium

Plus, poachers kill dozens of rare saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan and Bosnian court hands down long sentences in war crimes case.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Sofia Lotto Persio, and Ernad Halilovic
 
15 June 2012
Kosovo Privatization Chief Killed, Georgian Tycoon Rejects Court Fine

Plus, Turkmenistan pushes print and top Kazakh official resigns over border killings.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
14 June 2012
Reported Death Threat for Russian Journalist, More Off-Pitch Conflict at Euro 2012 Premium

Plus, Kazakhstan grounds Soviet-era aircraft and Serbia plans reparations for former political prisoners.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, and Sofia Lotto Persio
 
13 June 2012
Serbian Coalition in the Offing, Lukashenka to Free Thousands

Plus, Montenegro’s EU bid stays on track despite allegations against its former prime minister, and why Bulgarian archeologists need garlic for their work.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, and Sofia Lotto Persio
 
Nishani
12 June 2012
Russian Opposition Gears Up for Mass Rally, UN Renews Fight Against Baby Boxes

Plus, Albanian ruling party elects the country’s president and controversial Hungarian wartime figures make a comeback.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, and Sofia Lotto Persio
 

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