14 March 2012
Faceless but Powerful

Why do Eastern politicians so often hide in the off-the-record world?

By Katerina Safarikova
13 March 2012
Dzurinda Rides Into the Sunset, Again

The Slovak right tries to find its way in a country where parties have a way of becoming history.

By Martin Ehl
1 March 2012
Princes and Paupers

The EU says Bulgaria is getting too rich too fast, but it doesn’t look that way to most Bulgarians.

By Boyko Vassilev
23 February 2012
Criminalizing Difference

Laws against “gay propaganda” are sweeping across Russia, creating scapegoats and solving a problem that doesn’t exist.

By Galina Stolyarova
21 February 2012
The Big Letdown Premium

The closed Schengen door is leading to a feeling of betrayal in Romania and Bulgaria.

By Martin Ehl
15 February 2012
Orban in Retreat

Presidential plagiarism might be the least of the Hungarian regime’s political headaches.

By Balint Szlanko


Call for Videos: Where Have the Winds of Change Blown You?

For most people in TOL’s coverage regions, life changed fundamentally 25 years ago. For good or ill, they are leading lives few could have anticipated before the fall of communism or the Berlin Wall.

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