23 May 2017
Trial of Suspected Coup Plotters Set to Start in Montenegro

Government says Serbian nationalists backed by Russia planned to overthrow pro-NATO government.

22 May 2017
New Budapest Protests over CEU and Foreign NGO Laws

Estimates say up to 10,000 people marched through the Hungarian capital against growing authoritarianism.

22 May 2017
Russian Authorities Apparently Antsy Over Opposition-Minded Youth

Film and pop music are being used to sway teens away from criticizing the state.

19 May 2017
The Real Deal?
A political party in Moldova says its network of stores offers lower-priced food to those in need, while some wonder if it’s just a way to recruit potential voters. From Ziarul de Garda.
By Anatolie Esanu
18 May 2017
Smooth Operator

With his third ascent to power, an adaptable Boyko Borissov seems to embrace yet another role.

By Boyko Vassilev
17 May 2017
Changing the Rules of the Game in Moldova
In Moldova, changes to the electoral system are afoot – but the motivations seem far from democratic. From openDemocracy.
By Mihai Popsoi
16 May 2017
Donald Tusk to Face More Questions Over Smolensk Air Tragedy

Poland’s chief of military counterintelligence says the agency may have had improper ties to Russia’s FSB during Tusk’s premiership.

12 May 2017
The Czech Republic’s European Question

Beyond power games, the current political crisis centers on checks and balances underlying liberal democracies in the region.  

By Martin Ehl
11 May 2017
Moldova Mulls Changes to Electoral System

Both potential changes drew international criticism for being a way for the current regime to shun accountability and stay in power longer. 





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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.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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