Czech Republic

17 April 2014
Ukraine’s Oligarchs’ Loyalty Questioned, Russian TV Makes Inroads in Kyrgyzstan

Plus, Czechs greet their 10th anniversary in the EU with skepticism and supporters of political rivals brawl in Macedonia.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Piers Lawson
 
17 April 2014
Chinese Potions in Czech Hospitals

An Eastern alternative is making its way into the country’s health system for the first time in history. From Respekt.

By Hana Capova
 
15 April 2014
Long-Distance Friendships

An ambivalent relationship among some NATO allies feeds a sense of insecurity in Central Europe.

By Martin Ehl
 
11 April 2014
Putin Plays Petro-Politics, Czech Nuclear Mega-Tender Canceled

Plus, Macedonia's high court signs off on a controversial lustration law and a Russian court convicts five in a horrendous 2010 bombing.

By By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
Istvan Pastor

9 April 2014
Vucic Invites Hungarians Into Serbian Government, Chechen Warlord 'Neutralized'
Plus, the Czech Catholic Church tries to hold on to its restitution gains and Albanian police seize tons of cannabis.
By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Barbara Frye, and Ky Krauthamer
 
1 April 2014
Russia, U.S. Face Off Over Transdniester, Polish Disabled Activists in Parliament Protest

Plus, plans for a resort on a pristine Black Sea beach divide Bulgarian public opinion, and Abkhazia opens its doors to ethnic kin fleeing the Syrian crisis. 

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
31 March 2014
Obrnice’s Second Chance

A Czech village comes slowly back to life by integrating its Roma and emphasizing education.

By Lucie Kavanova
 
13 March 2014
A Lesson in Uzbek for Milos Zeman

If the Czech president is sincere about wanting to re-invite Uzbekistan’s dictator for a visit, there are some things he should know.

By Daniil Kislov
 
7 March 2014
Pity the Poor Teacher

Yardsticks vary, but however you measure it, teachers are underpaid across the post-communist world, with grave implications for the quality of education.

By Karlo Marinovic
 
6 March 2014
Russia, Ukraine Skirmish in Cyber Space, Czechs Score Huge Heroin Bust

Plus, Kosovo to get its own army and a human rights report provokes an anti-gay backlash in Kyrgyzstan.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Sarah Fluck
 

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