Southeastern Europe

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
Ukraine Peace Talks May Resume; Kosovo Serbs Demand Review of Property Deals

Plus, archeologists fume as Russian gold miner resumes work at ancient site in Georgia, and Armenia will launch a probation service in hopes of trimming prison population.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
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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