Around the Bloc

6 September 2017
Refugee Quotas Are Legal, Brussels Tells Budapest and Bratislava Premium
The EU has also refused to pay for a wall Hungary built at its Serbian border, reminding the country of its decision to ‘reject an offer of concrete solidarity’ during the 2015 migrant crisis.
6 September 2017
Croatia’s Schengen Bid Contingent on Accepting Piran Bay Ruling, Slovenia Says Premium

Balkan leaders tackle the thorny issue of maritime borders between the two Adriatic neighbors at Bled Strategic Forum.

5 September 2017
OCCRP Investigation Finds $2.8 Billion Azerbaijani ‘Laundromat’ Premium

Secret money-laundering scheme allegedly used to pay off European politicians, lobbyists, and a former CNN producer for their support. 

5 September 2017
'Transparent' Account Backfires for Czech President Premium

Dozens of citizens send small bits of change along with insulting messages for Zeman.

4 September 2017
Slovenian Rooftops Are Buzzing With Life Premium

Trend of urban beekeeping is on the rise in Ljubljana, whose green credentials make it perfect for the production of high-quality honey. 

4 September 2017
Video at Romanian Supermarket in Hungarian-Majority Region Gets the Internet Talking Premium

Some argue that video confirms stereotypes about ethnic Hungarians who wouldn’t serve you in Romanian, while others say that its author had a hidden agenda.

1 September 2017
Hasidim Make Ready for East European Pilgrimage Premium

The Ukrainian city of Uman is gearing up for the annual crush of visitors during the Jewish New Year holidays.

1 September 2017
Romanian PM “Will Try” to Withdraw Rosia Montana’s UNESCO’s Bid Premium

International arbitration with company who invested in the gold mine might be playing a role in bid to undo the area’s protected status. 

31 August 2017
Montenegro Coup Plot Thickens Premium

Trial set to resume next week of locals and Russians suspected of trying to assassinate PM and install pro-Russian government.

31 August 2017
No End to FYROM Dispute for Now, Greek Sources Say Premium

New government in Skopje made promises about a solution, but divisions between the Balkan neighbors run deep.



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Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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