Around the Bloc

Macedonia tourism video
23 May 2012
Iran Recalls Azeri Envoy, Belarusian Fined for EU Boycott Call

Plus, a Putin ally returns to Rosneft and “white beard” courts accused of holding back women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
22 May 2012
Putin Consolidates Power, Nikolic Seeks Western Allies

Plus, NATO’s Baltic strategy and a new political opening for Georgian opposition leader Ivanishvili.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
21 May 2012
Nikolic Ousts Tadic, Russians Step Up Protest Walks

Plus, U.S. honors jailed Belarusian human rights activist and Belgrade plans a shelter for gay people.

By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
18 May 2012
Serbian Media Silent on Mladic Trial, Nabucco-lite Proposed
Plus, anti-homophobia demonstrators are attacked in Tbilisi and a Serbian base on the Kosovo border comes under fire.
By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
17 May 2012
Macedonia Caught in Rendition Trial, EU and Ukraine Still at Odds
Plus, Mongolian herders rail against climate change and Kazakhstan looks for a superhero.
By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Anna Shamanska
16 May 2012
New Political Scandals Erupt as Navalny Unveils Anti-corruption Card

Plus, Tatarstan police abuse investigation widens and Hungary plans more new taxes.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
15 May 2012
On Polish Self-Confidence or a Mobile Phone as a Minesweeper Premium

Optimism is still alive, even in a dug-up Silesian industrial town. 

By Martin Ehl
Romas Kalanta

15 May 2012
Mladic Seeks Trial Delay, Russian Capital Outflow Rises

Plus, Lithuanians remember the “Kaunas Spring” and Tbilisi cleans up after flash flood.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
14 May 2012
Albanians March on Skopje, Protesters Chill Out in Moscow
Plus, Warsaw faces blowback over retirement age and Moscow uses accusations, diplomacy against Tbilisi.
By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
11 May 2012
Moscow Uncovers Olympics Terrorist Plot, Lithuanian Leader to See Tymoshenko Premium

Plus, Croatian leaders slam anti-Roma incidents and Kosovo president rejects draconian media regulations.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain


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