Around the Bloc

30 October 2012
The Tangled Webs of Lithuanian Politics and Bulgarian National Identity

Plus, Serbia to begin building South Stream pipeline by year’s end and Madeleine Albright confronts claims of war profiteering.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
29 October 2012
Ukraine Polls Panned, Romania’s EU Funds Blocked

Plus, Georgia to take another look at suspicious deaths and Macedonia takes aim, again, at its birth dearth.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
Alisher Saipov
26 October 2012
Georgia Gets a New Government, Bishkek Reopens Journalist Murder Case

Plus, Bulgaria targets “lazy savers” and changes may be in store for Serbia’s most Western-oriented political party.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
 
25 October 2012
The Czech 'Forrest Gump,' Serbia Tackles Prison Overcrowding

Plus, Moscow slams European 'Magnitsky list' vote and a provocative Tajik rights group is ordered to shut down.

By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
24 October 2012
Berlin Unveils Romani Holocaust Memorial, Russia Remembers Dubrovka Tragedy

Plus, Latvian officials set date for euro adoption and a Slovak firm denies shoddy testing of medical products.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Andrew McIntyre, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
Razvozzhayev
23 October 2012
Russian Opposition Picks Leaders Online, Georgian Defense Minister Flees

Plus, BP deal could make Rosneft even bigger and Croatia’s impending EU entry unnerves Germany.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
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22 October 2012
Belgrade, Pristina Near ‘Historic Agreement,’ Russia Claims 49 Militants Killed

Plus, Hungary and Romania plan restrictions on land sales to foreigners and Georgia’s only Russian-language TV station goes off the air.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
19 October 2012
Far Right and Roma Stage Dueling Protests in Hungary, Putin Against Headscarves

Plus, privatization gets violent in Kosovo and a potential blow is struck against bride-kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan. 

By Jeremy Druker, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 

18 October 2012
Russian Opposition Leader Arrested, Kyiv Investigates Tymoshenko Video

Plus, racism at a Serbia soccer match causes outrage and Georgia will participate in the Sochi Olympics.

By S. Adam Cardais and Nino Tsintsadze
 
Politkovskaya
17 October 2012
Five Charged in Politkovskaya Killing, Turmoil Hits Georgian TV

Plus, Katowice rises from the dust and Lukashenka criticizes Russia one moment, begs for aid the next.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Andrew McIntyre, and Nino Tsintsadze
 

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