Environment

24 July 2014
Lost in the Flood

Shoddy, illegal settlements and more frequent weather catastrophes make the Balkans’ Roma communities increasingly perilous places.

By Mariana Ionova
 
9 June 2014
Ukraine’s President Vows to Sign EU Deal, Few Vote in Kosovo Election

Plus, Bulgaria stops work on South Stream but says it will ultimately press on, and long sentences are handed out in a Russian journalist’s killing.

By Jeremy Druker, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, Piers Lawson, and Madeleine Stern
 
5 June 2014
Russia Sends Big Check to Kyrgyzstan, Estonia Probes Corruption in Security Agency

Plus, rare white lions find a home in Hungary and NATO’s chief tells Russia to accept Georgia’s membership hopes.

By Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
26 May 2014
Jaruzelski’s Legacy Debated, Little Drama in Eastern EU Elections

Plus, now Balkan flood victims must worry about disease, and Lithuania’s iron-lady president sets a precedent.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremey Druker, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Piers Lawson
 
22 May 2014
Dissension in Ukraine’s Rebel Ranks, NATO Flexes Muscles in the Baltics

Plus, Minsk gets a Russian loan for its first nuke plant and three former Kosovo war-crimes suspects go on the lam.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Piers Lawson
 
20 May 2014
Putin Orders Border Troop Withdrawal, Again; Mladic Defense Begins

Plus, bison come back to Romania’s mountains and NATO settles in in Uzbekistan.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Rebecca Johnson
 
19 May 2014
Balkans, Caucasus Counting Costs of Natural Disasters

Plus, protests as another Russian rocket fails over Kazakhstan and analysts assess the peacemaking qualities of Ukrainian presidential frontrunner Poroshenko.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 

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