Around the Bloc

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
 
15 November 2012
Central Asians Abducted in Russia, Macedonia Ends Criminal Libel

Plus, a Russian anti-drug crusader says authorities are out to get him, and Czech presidential candidates could be derailed by fraudulent signatures. 

By Jeremy Druker, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
14 November 2012
Fidesz Faces New Challenger, New Charges in Georgian Army Abuse Case

Plus, Cossacks may patrol Moscow streets and Romania’s corruption watchdog bites four, killing one.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Andrew McIntyre, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
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13 November 2012
Ukraine Opposition Flexes Muscles, Putin Unveils Friendly Human Rights Council

Plus, Moscow police charge six with recruiting Islamic extremists and Romania will again try to sell off state companies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
12 November 2012
Russia Leans Harder on Moldova, New Georgian Leader Heads to Brussels

Plus, an investigative reporter in Kazakhstan faces another crippling court judgment and Baku turns an ugly face to EU officials.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
9 November 2012
Eastern Europe Gets a (Big) Loan, Czech Schools Still Discriminate Against Roma

Plus, Serbs would choose Kosovo over the EU, and  Romania gets green.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
8 November 2012
Czechs Pass $3 Billion Church Restitution Bill, Georgian Authorities Arrest Former Interior Minister

Plus, journalists’ heads roll in Poland over an incendiary article and the contentious head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church dies. 

By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
7 November 2012
Ukrainian Opposition Threatens Boycott, Romania Delays Euro Adoption

Plus, Kyrgyzstan admits its huge nuclear waste problem and Georgia’s new authorities open another channel to Russia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Andrew McIntyre, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
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6 November 2012
Scandal Brings Down Russian Defense Minister, Ukraine Warms to German Gas

Plus, Bulgaria digs deep and Moscow aims high to claim European firsts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
5 November 2012
Budapest Ushers in Voter Registration, Sofia Blocks Skopje’s EU Entry Talks

Plus, Azerbaijan ratchets up fines for protests and Uzbekistan spotlights three convicted spies.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 

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