Politics

1 September 2014
Donald Tusk Tapped to Head EU Leaders’ Council, Confusion Over Putin’s Use of the S-word

Plus, Croatia warns ex-Yugoslav neighbors to cooperate on wartime disappeared and Skopje’s retro makeover rolls on, whatever the cost.

By Piers Lawson, Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
1 September 2014
Growing Euro-Skeptics in Moldova

Having failed to influence the Moldovan political elites, Moscow is hoping agricultural sanctions will sour Moldovan swing voters on the EU.

By Dumitru Minzarari
 
29 August 2014
FBI Probes Russia-Based Bank Hack, Balkan Leaders Seek Investment in Berlin

Plus, Turkmenistan inks a major gas deal, and rights advocates are alarmed over the plight of an imprisoned Uzbekistani film producer.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
29 August 2014
The Russian Invasion and the Deaths Putin Didn’t Mention

Why should Russia be in no doubt of ‘serious consequences’ when even evidence of direct Russian involvement in Ukraine spurs only rehashed old warnings from the West?

By Halya Coynash
 
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28 August 2014
Ukraine on the Brink Amid Growing Reports of Russian Involvement

Plus, booming Poland plans to boost public spending while recession-hit Croatia scrambles to find more budget cuts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Ioana Caloianu
 

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