Around the Bloc

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
10 May 2012
Russian Superjet Crashes, Eastern Immigrants Adrift in Germany

Plus, Poles back out of high-tech surveillance project and Armenian gay hangout fire-bombed.

By Angela Almeida, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Anna Shamanska
9 May 2012
Eastern Europeans Face Charges of Aiding Gaddafi, Lukashenka Warns of Too Much Freedom

Plus, Ukraine cancels regional summit in face-saving effort and London theatergoers look forward to Shakespeare’s “Balkan trilogy.”

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Stanislav Maselnik
8 May 2012
Kazakh Mine Reopens, Romanian Mine Faces New Hurdles Premium

Plus, convictions in Tajik “Father Frost” killing and Hungary wins a juicy scientific plum.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, and Ryan Isakow
4 May 2012
'Millions' to March on Moscow, Kosovo Serbs to Vote in Serbian Polls Premium
Plus, five charged in Macedonian murder, and Belarusian police raid independent radio station.
By S. Adam Cardais and Stephen Underwood


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