Around the Bloc

13 May 2013
Familiar Name Tops Bulgarian Voting, Georgian Presidential Contender Announced

Plus, Macedonia’s attempt to extradite two mass-murder suspects from Kosovo is complicated, and Latvia eases up on some non-citizens.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
10 May 2013
Former Kremlin Dark Arts Master Resigns, Belgrade's Gays Get a Haven

Plus, Romania goes another round in libel pingpong, and Hungary's parliament tries to limit access to information.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan

9 May 2013
Croatia, Slovenia Star in New Corruption Report, Kerry to Russian opposition: We Hear You

Plus, the Holocaust in Bulgaria was a two-way street and energy firms give up on fracking in Poland.

By Erik N. Nelson, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
8 May 2013
War Wounds Reopened by Conviction in Russia, Acquittal in Bosnia

Plus, a Jewish leader apologizes to the Hungarian prime minister and Croatia says a sad farewell to a favorite beverage.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Vladimir Matan

7 May 2013
Georgian Patriarch Demands Abortion Ban, Russian Press Mogul Goes on Trial
Plus, Kosovo arrests a suspected drug kingpin and the architect of St. Petersburg's new Mariinsky defends his conservative design.
By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Connor Zickgraf
6 May 2013
Brussels Raps Moldova Over Power Grab, Fighters From Kyrgyzstan Head to Syria
Plus, who gets the blame for letting thousands of Czech convicts free and a poor Latvian town looks to Rothko for a boost.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Connor Zickgraf
3 May 2013
Ireland Abandons Magnitsky Bill, Jewish Leaders Confront Ugly Side of Hungary
Plus, Belarusian ‘press freedom’ means release from jail and Kazakhs hand down terror plot sentences.
By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu and Vladimir Matan
2 May 2013
Soviet Award Dusted Off, Media Freedoms Take A Dive

Plus, Ukraine is dinged for piracy and Slovenia’s debts are deemed junk.

By Erik N. Nelson, Joshua Boissevain, Vladimir Matan, and Connor Zickgraf
1 May 2013
A Victory for Tymoshenko, A Black Eye for Central Asia’s Religion Bullies

Plus, protests and anger on this Labor Day, and presidential grants in Armenia go to shadowy groups.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, and Connor Zickgraf
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30 April 2013
Kosovo Convicts Five for Kidney Harvesting, Polish Heads Roll Over Gazprom Memo

Plus, Europe ups the pressure for a new constitution in Hungary and the Turkmen president leads, and falls, from the front.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Connor Zickgraf


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