Around the Bloc

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
 
31 May 2013
Serb War Crimes Defendants Acquitted, Russian Economists Slam 'Foreign Agent' Law

Plus, a crime boss is sprung early in Kyrgyzstan and a high-profile opposition figure alleges massive corruption in Russia's Olympics preparations.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
30 May 2013
Prison for Bosnian Croats, a Budget Break for Hungary

Plus, a Belarusian beaver bites and kills, and Russia strengthens Central Asia ties.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
29 May 2013
Bulgarian Socialists Return to Power, Mystery Over Ban of Russian Networking Site

Plus, Czech cabinet ministers in dramatic standoff at Prague airport and Azerbaijan must choose between rival gas pipelines.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
28 May 2013
Gazprom Snaps Up Kyrgyz Energy Supplier, Azerbaijan Slated for Arrests of Government Critics

Plus, Ljubljana and Budapest plan further austerity measures and China plans a high-tech city in Belarus.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
28 May 2013
Big Brother Signs on in Hungary, Interpol Rejects Russia-Browder Case

Plus, ‘pro-family’ marchers take to Poland’s streets, while Ukraine sees its first gay pride despite a court ban.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Vlad Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
 
24 May 2013
High-Profile War Crimes Arrests in Kosovo, Pussy Riot Member Denied Parole
Plus, Georgian clerics are charged in anti-gay violence and Bulgaria's Socialists may lead the new government.
By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
 

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