Conflict & Diplomacy

14 December 2017
Hopes Grow of a Farewell to FYROM

Macedonia and Greece are reopening UN-sponsored talks over their long-standing name dispute.

12 December 2017
Bulgaria and Romania Look Longingly to Schengen

Ten years after entering the EU, there is one unticked box for the Black Sea pair: membership in the passport-free zone.

12 December 2017
Russia Jails Estonian for Espionage

Estonia has accused or convicted a half-dozen people of spying for Russia since 2015, and now Moscow follows suit.

12 December 2017
Czech President Backs Trump on Israel Embassy Move

EU foreign ministers unanimously reject Netanyahu’s plea to join U.S. in moving embassies to divided city of Jerusalem.

8 December 2017
EU Takes Central European Trio to Court Over Migrant Quotas

The court proceedings signal Brussel’s willingness to enforce the policy, but EU Council chief Donald Tusk has called the furore ‘divisive.’ 

7 December 2017
Kosovo Acquits Nine Albanians Accused of Terrorism
Issue looms large on Pristina’s agenda as former Islamic State fighters return home.
6 December 2017
Estonia Plans to Extend Conscription

Number of conscripts per year to increase to 4,000 – months after a bill to expand female involvement in military service was signed into law.

5 December 2017
Standing by Tibet
In a climate of improving official relations with China, some Czechs continue to vocally support the disputed region.
By Denis Burke
5 December 2017
Turkmenistan, Iran Seek Outside Solution to Gas Dispute

Gas-rich Central Asian country reportedly falling deeper into debt to China as its economic woes show no sign of easing.

1 December 2017
Hacker Admits Aiding Russian Agents in Yahoo Breach

One of two FSB agents indicted by U.S. in same case may have been playing a double game.



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