Madneuli mine
18 December 2012
Cleaning Up Georgia’s Environmental Law Premium

Georgia’s new government is rushing to repeal recent environmental legislation that critics say opens a door to corruption.

By Tsira Gvasalia
12 December 2012
Putin Idolizes Workers, Accused Ukrainian Lawmaker Returns Home

Plus, Hungary’s homelessness law comes under further scrutiny and a Siberian city where no one gets in without an invitation.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
11 December 2012
Warsaw, Brussels Clash Over Emissions Trading, Armenian Opposition Seeks to Redraw Political Map

Plus, Georgian and Russian officials to hold first direct talks in four years and a Jewish leader goes on trial in Belarus.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
28 November 2012
Drinking Firewater in Moldova Premium
Almost all the rural population lacks clean drinking water, and in one village the water can even be set alight.
By Dmitri Romanovski
26 November 2012
Fugitive Albanian Spy Convicted of Torture, Hungary’s Credit Rating Takes Another Dive

Plus, an expensive dispute over a Yugoslav-era bank won’t go away, and Russia frees an imprisoned physicist after eight years.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain



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