17 September 2010
The Fire This Time Premium

A tragic fire highlights the chronically bad state of Romanian health care at a time when money to address the system’s ills is in extremely short supply.

16 September 2010
Shameful Exercise Premium

Brave Internet users are trying to end Russian serfdom for good, 150 years after it was outlawed.

By Galina Stolyarova

Balint Szlanko

15 September 2010
What Did You Do in the War, Istvan? Premium
Experience of life in the old East bloc comes in handy for troops and diplomats posted to Afghanistan.
By Balint Szlanko
14 September 2010
Medvedev’s Open Society Premium

The Russian leader calls on his fellow citizens to build a better democracy but at the same time not to stray beyond “clearly-established legal boundaries.”


10 September 2010
A Challenge to Europe’s Conscience Premium

There may be an upside to France’s move to deport thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians, if it helps pull the “Roma question” off the bottom of the EU’s agenda.

9 September 2010
Politics and the Salty Language Premium

Coming from Bulgaria’s leader, plain talking sounds authentic. But it doesn’t suit everyone.

By Boyko Vassilev


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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.

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