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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
 
27 August 2014
Putin Talks Trade at Peace Summit, Hungary’s Orban Aims to End Immigration

Plus, Russia’s oil tsar wins another lawsuit and major Czech and Slovak utilities could merge.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
26 August 2014
Minsk Summit Opens as Ukraine Fighting Escalates, More Ferghana Valley Border Clashes

Plus, Albanian police launch another weed-killing campaign, and divers seek buried treasure under Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk Kul.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
26 August 2014
Playing the Big Family Card
The latest in Central Europe’s attempts to boost the birth rate don’t go far enough, but they’re better than nothing.
By Martin Ehl
 
25 August 2014
Lithuanian Envoy Killed in Ukraine, Abkhazia Elects a Hawk
Plus, Kosovo could be headed for yet another election,and Bosnia keeps its fingers crossed for a big oil find.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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22 August 2014
Landslide Blocks Main Trans-Caucasus Road, CIS Boosts Food Exports to Russia

Plus, Armenia in offer to house refugee Yazidis and Lithuania signs a landmark gas deal.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
22 August 2014
How to Steal a Museum Premium

Art theft in Uzbekistan has apparently become so commonplace that even state officials acknowledge it.

By Dengiz Uralov
 

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