Around the Bloc

14 June 2013
Prokhorov To Sit Out Moscow Mayoral Race, Anti-Corruption Raids in Prague

Plus, a Roman relic is at risk in Albania, and Bulgarians protest a controversial appointment to a key security post.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
13 June 2013
Thousands March Against Putin, Bosnian Protests Prompt Government Shutdown

Plus, EU sentiment is dampened by a threat to Poland and Kazakhstan bans U.S. adoptions over an ‘orphan ranch.’

By Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, Erik N. Nelson, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
12 June 2013
Duma Passes Anti-Gay Law, Kremlin Would Consider Asylum for NSA Leaker

Plus, Georgia is said to be the source of a ‘Taliban’ video and phone codes bedevil Serbia-Kosovo talks.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Vladimir Matan, Erik N. Nelson, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
11 June 2013
Budapest Battles the Danube, Skopje Tightens Abortion Law

Plus, a Kosovo mufti calls some women ‘sluts’ and ‘garbage,’ and Turkmenistan becomes a two-party country, barely.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Erik N. Nelson, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
10 June 2013
Stranded Arctic Scientists Rescued, Former Kosovo Fighters Convicted

Plus, Russia’s anti-corruption crusader eyes the Moscow mayor’s office and Georgia’s president sees domestic politics in ‘Taliban’ video.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
7 June 2013
Putins Announce Divorce, Chess Great Kasparov Flees Russia
Plus, Baku takes another jab at freedom of expression and protesters blockade Bosnia’s parliament.
By S. Adam Cardais, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
6 June 2013
Latvia Gets Euro Nod, Anti-Gay Sentiment on Rise in Russia

Plus, Slovenia’s former prime minister gets jail time, and a Kazakhstani court convicts would-be Syrian rebels.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
5 June 2013
Jury Trial for Accused Politkovskaya Killers, New Deal in Works for Kyrgyz Gold Mine

Plus, resignation launches Moscow mayor's re-election campaign and residents of a Bosnian city try to heal the scars of war.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
4 June 2013
Financial Cold Shower Awaits Croatia, Poland Announces Military Spending Splurge

Plus, Russia mulls amnesty for economic criminals and Armenia's president explains why he skipped a Eurasian security summit.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
3 June 2013
Floods Hit Central Europe, Russia to Send Submarines South

Plus, helicopters and commandos swoop down on a Dagestan power-broker and Macedonian journalists protest a colleague’s arrest.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 

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