Eastern Europe & Russia

17 September 2012
Russia Hands Moldova an Ultimatum, Bucharest Targets Gold Mine Project

Plus, a Budapest theater cancels an anti-Semitic play and Macedonia persists with a controversial compensation bill for soldiers.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
14 September 2012
EU Slams Baku Over Safarov, Madonna ‘Gay Propaganda’ Suit Continues

Plus, Bosnia makes a big organized crime bust and an independent Ukrainian TV channel faces a crippling blow.

By S. Adam Cardais and Nino Tsintsadze
13 September 2012
Orban Downplays Role in Azerbaijan Case while Medvedev Says Free Pussy Riot

Plus, a witness describes gruesome organ harvesting in the Balkans and gas starts to flow between Uzbekistan and China. 

By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
12 September 2012
School Buses, Oil Rigs, and Raspberries: Corruption in Ukraine

With a new law that allows state companies to award no-bid contracts, the crooked political class gives itself a gift. From openDemocracy.

By Natalia Sedletska
12 September 2012
Russia Makes Plans for the Moon, Macedonia’s Doctors Threaten Strike

Plus, Latvia may allow dual citizenship for some and what are the ramifications of the new revelations about the Katyn massacre?

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
12 September 2012
Why Gazprom Isn't Looking Forward to 2014 Premium
With shale gas discoveries, liquefied gas, and an EU anti-trust probe, the Russian giant's dominant position will certainly weaken.
By Martin Ehl
11 September 2012
When New Technology Meets an Old Mindset Premium
Given the politicization of broadcast regulators in Central and Eastern Europe, media watchers should keep a wary eye on regulations restricting video on demand.
By Marius Dragomir



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