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26 March 2013
Russia Steps Up Checks on NGOs, Belarus Jails Notorious Security Chief

Plus, Macedonia’s ruling party claims victory in local elections and Ukraine recovers from a massive snowstorm.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ky Krauthamer, and Connor Zickgraf
 
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25 March 2013
More Prison Time for Celebrated Uzbek Writer, Apparent Fudging on Kyrgyz Mine Effects

Plus, a disputed memo orders the firing of Roma employees at a Skopje mall, and was Berezovsky trying to go home?

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, and Connor Zickgraf
 
22 March 2013
Moscow Swoops Down On Civil Society, A New Russian Energy Giant is Born

Plus, fraud reports circulate ahead of Macedonia's elections, and North Caucasus lawyers are under attack.

By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Connor Zickgraf
 
21 March 2013
Brussels Issues Report Cards, Tajik Fugitive Vanishes

Plus, trapped Polish miners are rescued and Slovenia gets a new, young government.

By Erik N. Nelson, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Connor Zickgraf
 
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20 March 2013
Gazprom Tipped as Cypriot Bank Savior, Russia Closes Probe Into Magnitsky Death

Plus, Ukrainian lawmakers clash over the use of Russian and a Croatian soccer boss plays the ethnic card ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Serbia.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Richard Parrish, and Connor Zickgraf
 
19 March 2013
Russia Slams Cyprus Bank Levy, Ex-Romanian Premier Nastase Leaves Prison

Plus, Hungary’s government hands a prestigious award to far-right figures and Balkan consumers struggle to avoid the debt whirlpool.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Richard Parrish, and Connor Zickgraf
 
18 March 2013
Russian Pol Faces Probe for U.S. Talk, Polish Court to Hear About Secretive Church Property Claims Board

Plus, Hungary will fight EU in court over taxes on homemade brandy, and a Romanian director trains a spotlight on a wartime atrocity.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Richard Parrish
 
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15 March 2013
Russian Pizza Hostage Drama Ends, Kosovo, Serbia Nearing a Deal

Plus, Armenia's top court confirms the presidential election results, and U.S. officials haggle over which Russians to put on the 'Magnitsky list.'

By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
 
14 March 2013
New Group Launches Czech Cyber Attack, Interim Bulgarian Government Takes Helm

Plus, a museum dedicated to Jewish life in Warsaw unveils a celestial roof and Uzbeks choke on coal while shipping their gas abroad.

By Erik N. Nelson, Richard Parrish, and Connor Zickgraf
 
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13 March 2013
Azeri Editor Jailed for Extortion, U.S. Celebrity Hack Traced to ‘Soviet’ Internet Domain

Plus, Lithuanians demand protection for their schools in Poland and the case of the killer Crimean dolphins.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Richard Parrish, and Connor Zickgraf
 

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