Around the Bloc

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
29 April 2013
Bribery Probe Nabs Bosnian Entity Leader, Poison Claim by Russian Sports Boss

Plus, Hungary’s leftwing opposition parties will join forces, and Romanian drivers get a high-tech tool to help navigate the country’s notoriously bad roads.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Vladimir Matan
Zeljko Komsic
26 April 2013
Serbian President Apologizes for Srebrenica, Moldovan Political Shenanigans Continue

Plus, Moscow levels the first “foreign agent” fine, and Uzbekistan cracks down on … cyclists.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
25 April 2013
Navalny Calls Trial ‘Political Revenge,’ Bosnian Serb War-Crime Indictees to Get State Aid

Plus, Serbia's Kosovo liaison quits over an EU-backed deal, and is a former Czech priest headed for sainthood?

By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
Mikheil Saakashvili
24 April 2013
Saakashvili Vetoes Legal Reforms, Moscow Will Base Fighters in Belarus

Plus, Armenia and Brussels open another round of trade talks and Estonia’s Russian-language schools face closure.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Connor Zickgraf
23 April 2013
Serbian Church Shaken by Sex Scandal, Police Hunt Killer in Southern Russia

Plus, Hungary bans swastikas and red stars, and Russia issues an arrest warrant for Hermitage Capital chief Browder.

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

22 April 2013
Serbia Heads for EU Entry Talks, Moldova’s Pols Sling Old Mud

Plus, Uzbekistan frees a celebrated writer after 14 years, and an opposition figure in Tajikistan is severely beaten.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan


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