Politics

11 October 2004
Crossing the Bosphorus Premium
Having opened the door to Turkey, the EU must now be willing to open the door to other unlikely candidates.
By TOL
 
Viktor Uspaskich
11 October 2004
The Center Holds Premium
Entrepreneur Viktor Uspaskich's Labor Party wins the first round of parliamentary elections as expected. Now comes the wheeling and dealing.
By Rokas M. Tracevskis
 
Flag of Abkhazia
11 October 2004
A Possible Change of Guard Premium
Abkhazia's first presidential election produces surprises and paradoxes.
By Maya Beridze
 
11 October 2004
Uncorking a Debate Over Bottles Premium
A proposed new Hungarian law on beverage containers is unlikely to stem the tide of plastic.
By Judit Szakacs
 
11 October 2004
Filling in the Blanks Premium
As the government prepares to answer an EU questionnaire, the 7 November referendum on the government's redistricting plans is casting a shadow.
By Robert Alagjozovski and Biljana Stavrova
 
11 October 2004
Dropping Out and Getting In Premium
In a tumultuous week, a presidential candidate withdraws, while the country moves closer to the EU.
By Razvan Amariei
 
11 October 2004
Dzerzhinsky's Shadow Premium
Lukashenka welcomes U.S. sanctions as the 'best present' he could have received.
By Alex Kudrytski
 
6 October 2004
From Black Hole to Leading Light Premium
How Slovakia transformed itself from a “black hole” to an investor’s paradise.
By Olga Gyarfasova
 
A president and his palace under seige
4 October 2004
Election Warfare Premium
Belarus and the West engage in a new diplomatic war, while Minsk rolls out its tanks and planes.
By Alyaksandr Kudrytski
 
Viktor Uspaskich
4 October 2004
Laboring On Premium
It has won one election this year and looks likely to win October's parliamentary voting, but the Labor Party is still in search of an identity.
By Rokas M. Tracevskis
 

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