Coming from Bulgaria’s leader, plain talking sounds authentic. But it doesn’t suit everyone.
Although private higher education is flourishing in Poland, demographics and the dodgy methods some schools use to attract students may soon put the brakes on the boom.
The implications of Oleg Bebenin’s death go beyond questions of murder or suicide.
Ukraine moves against widespread police abuse of suspects, but the culture of violence that underlies police torture is still alive.
TOL slide show: The residents of Baku’s “Shanghai” settlement don’t like living a few feet from passing freight trains – but they like being kicked out even less.
Romania’s prisons are slowly gaining ground on tuberculosis, but the prognosis on AIDS is less encouraging.
For too many Russians who get sick, a piece of paper will decide their fate.
Now available! A new TOL e-book: "Crimea: The Anatomy of a Crisis" is a compilation of articles from TOL’s past coverage about Russia's annexation of Crimea, placed in the context of long-running disputes over the region. Find out also what's happened to Crimea and its people nearly a year after Russia's move shocked the international community.