Around the Bloc

Vitali_Klitschko
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
 
Anatoly Serdyukov
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
 
Gennady Gudkov

2 November 2012
Ivanishvili Presses Reset Button With Russia, Ex-Duma Member Cleared of Misconduct

Plus, no solution in sight to Kazakh forest ranger killings and North Caucasus police crack a baby-selling ring.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
1 November 2012
Armenian President Blasts Police Corruption, Renewed Concerns Over Press Freedoms in Serbia

Plus, Russian lawmakers pass a tough new treason bill and a Czech-Japanese politician draws fire for his outspoken views on race relations.

By Jeremy Druker, Joshua Boissevain, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
31 October 2012
Tymoshenko Threatens Hunger Strike, Central European Doctors Plan Walkout

Plus, another Muslim cleric is murdered in Dagestan and Poland is ordered to provide abortions to rape victims.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, and Nino Tsintsadze
 

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