Plus, hackers release text messages from Russia’s Internet watchdog and Belgium wants an Albanian pol in a murder case.
Plus, Soros urges the West to invest in Ukraine, and Hungary’s far-right leader presents a ‘modern, urban guy’ image.
In western Kosovo, a church visit and its fallout tighten a Gordian knot of ethnic tension and mutual victimhood.
Plus, the slugfests that are Albanian and Macedonian politics continue.
By countenancing a bunch of venal pols, as long as they’re pro-EU, Brussels erodes its own support among Moldovans. From openDemocracy.
Plus, German courts refuse to send Bulgarian convicts home to filthy jails; report alleges Gulnara Karimov made billions by arm-twisting foreign investors.
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