Around the Bloc

29 November 2012
On 100th Birthday Albania Offends, Hungarian Pol Faces Storm over Calls for ‘Jewish List’

Plus, Estonia and Latvia brace for more asylum seekers and Georgia’s new prime minister takes on The Washington Post.

By Nirvana Bhatia, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
28 November 2012
Witness in Magnitsky Case Found Dead, Tajik Facebook Goes Dark

Plus, Ukraine marks a milestone in the Chernobyl cleanup and Russians plan to celebrate the end of the world in style.

By Ky Krauthamer,Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Andrew McIntyre
 
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27 November 2012
Ashton in Central Asia, Minsk Shutters Another Critic

Plus, Czech top brass plead on behalf of jailed ‘spies’ and the Russians who get a kick out of poisoning stray dogs.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
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26 November 2012
Fugitive Albanian Spy Convicted of Torture, Hungary’s Credit Rating Takes Another Dive

Plus, an expensive dispute over a Yugoslav-era bank won’t go away, and Russia frees an imprisoned physicist after eight years.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
23 November 2012
Poland’s Political Divide May Be Headed to Tribunal, Uzbekistan’s Diabetics in Peril

Plus, witnesses in many Balkans war crimes trials remain unprotected and a historic mosque rises again in the Bosnian-Serb capital. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
22 November 2012
Poland's Bomb Plotter Wanted to Best Breivik, Serbian Prime Minister Suggests Dayton Accord for Kosovo

Plus, Tajikistan might offer male teachers a military service exemption and a Romania director wants to open the country's eyes to its role in the Holocaust. 

By Jeremy Druker, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
 
21 November 2012
Croatia’s Sanader Guilty of Bribery, More Arrests in Russian Anti-Graft Drive

Plus, Tajikistan wants to wean students from Western influence and North Caucasus strongmen argue over the proper way to bury slain rebels.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, and Andrew McIntyre
 
20 November 2012
Romania Threatens EU Budget Veto, Russia May Deport Central Asian ‘Slaves’

Plus, Lithuania will finally have a government and Serbs consider next moves after the shock prison release of Croatian war hero Gotovina.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
19 November 2012
U.S. Lawmakers Pass 'Magnitsky list' Bill, Moldova Rebuffs Moscow Over Breakaway Territory

Plus, Baku police break up an opposition rally, and suspected militants are killed in the North Caucasus.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
 
16 November 2012
Kosovo War Crimes Suspects Arrested, Croatian Generals Exonerated

Plus, Bulgaria signs a major energy and pipeline deal with Russia and a Tajik rights group demands a probe of prison abuse.

By S. Adam Cardais and Nino Tsintsadze
 

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