People

1 October 2014
Czech Roma Under the Swastika

Only a tenth of Roma survived extermination during the Nazi protectorate. Some even thanks to ‘white people.’ From Respekt.

By Silvie Lauder
 
30 September 2014
Nine Ex-Ministers Charged in Romanian Graft Probe, Jailed Azerbaijani Activist Honored

Plus, Balkan states target absurdly high roaming charges, and Russia moves forward on a giant Crimea bridge project.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Klein Aleardi
 
26 September 2014
Uzbekistan’s Political Prisoners in Spotlight, Russian Fighter Jets in North America

Plus, politicians in one of Bosnia’s divisions get a shellacking and Uzbekistan’s teachers head for the cotton fields.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
25 September 2014
Turkmenistan’s 'Medieval' Prison Exposed, Ukraine Reporter Threatened

Plus, Belgrade's Gay Pride Parade may finally happen, and Uzbekistani activists and journalists get special passports.

By S. Adam Cardais, Anders Ryehauge, and Klein Aleardi
 
25 September 2014
Russian, or Else
How Russia is foisting its citizenship on residents of Crimea.
By Halya Coynash
 
23 September 2014
Two Who Will Be Missed

Eastern Europeans especially should regret the departure of Carl Bildt and Radek Sikorski from the diplomatic stage.

By Martin Ehl
 
19 September 2014
School-less in Kyiv

Years of sprawl, along with developers’ empty pledges to build private schools, are creating a crisis in the city’s suburbs. Second in an occasional series.

By Sergiy Sydorenko
 
18 September 2014
Echoes of Khodorkovsky Case in Tycoon’s Arrest, Kosovo Nets Islamist Leaders

Plus, the Ukraine crisis takes a toll on regional economies and an UN anti-torture group says Baku hinders its work.

By S. Adam Cardais, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
 
Stefan Füle
17 September 2014
Crimean Tatar Assembly Raided, Ukraine Legislators Back EU Pact

Plus, three countries are faulted over Roma polices, and an appeal to help Uzbekistan leader’s detained daughter. 

By Timothy Spence
 
15 September 2014
Crimea: Phony Voting in a Phony Republic

This weekend’s illegitimate elections won’t bring in new faces or change any minds.

By Halya Coynash
 

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