Central Europe & Baltics
- 4 January 2010
- Scandal in Bohemia
A degree-granting affair opens the Czech public’s eyes to a burgeoning problem of university governance and financing.
- By Michael L. Smith
- 23 December 2009
- Year of Populists and Nationalists
Many new EU members are gearing up for bruising political battles in 2010, and hoping the strife doesn’t spread to the streets.
- By Martin Ehl
- 21 December 2009
- Polish-Belarusian Border: Separate Lives
- Joining the EU brought many benefits to Poles and much harder lives for those living just the other side of the bloc’s new eastern border.
- By Gosia Wozniacka and Wojciech Kosc
- 17 December 2009
- Nowhere to Hide
One of the backers of a proposed new whistleblowing law for Lithuania makes her case.
- By Neringa Mickeviciute
- 16 December 2009
- Street Theater
- An American filmmaker who witnessed the fall of communism in Prague attempts to re-create the Velvet Revolution on screen.
- By Daniela Ivanova
- 11 December 2009
- Fast-Forward, Rewind
- The past two decades have seen greater, if incomplete, media freedom in parts of the post-communist world, while the press in much of the former Soviet Union remains as handcuffed as ever.
- By Christopher Walker
- 10 December 2009
- Politics Killed the Radio Stars
- A controversial awarding of two broadcasting licenses quiets popular radio stations and provokes roars of outrage.
- By Peter Murphy
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