Central Europe & Baltics

19 December 2014
EU Slaps New Sanctions on Crimea, Might Drop Them for Yanukovych Cabal

Plus, Poland raises veto threat on UK immigration curbs, and the ruble’s tumble falls hard on Russia’s neighbors.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
18 December 2014
Putin Calls for ‘Political’ Solution in Ukraine, China Pledges Billions for Southeast Europe

Plus, Belarus-Russian squabble over food ban could end soon; Russian sailors training in France set for return home.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge and Will Sandeman
 
17 December 2014
Good Night and Goodbye? Not This Time

The Syrian refugee crisis may force the Czech government and most citizens to rethink their ‘Who, us?’ stance on migration. 

By Katerina Safarikova
 
16 December 2014
Estonian Says He Spied for Russia; Merkel Revives South Stream Hopes

Plus, British police smash an Eastern European trafficking gang and Albanian mobsters sing as a big underworld trial opens.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
15 December 2014
Moscow Denies Near Miss With Poland-Bound Flight, China and Kazakhstan Sign Cooperation Deals

Plus, EU ombudsman says key evidence is missing in Kosovo legal probe, and Serbia’s flag carrier resumes flights to Zagreb after a 23-year break.

By Timothy Spence
 

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