Czech Republic

19 January 2015
No New Cease-Fire for Ukraine, Mass Killing in Armenia Prompts a Call from Putin

Plus, jihadists reportedly expand their recruitment drive in Kyrgyzstan, and rights groups protest the jailing of a Macedonian journalist. 

By Timothy Spence
 
16 January 2015
Shameful Economic Secrets Exposed!

Conflict and sanctions reveal the squishy underbelly of the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye
 
16 January 2015
Vucic Walks Rhetorical Line in Kosovo, U.S. Boosts Energy Ties with Bulgaria

Plus, CEE sees little exposure in Swiss franc’s surge, and Russia faces a ‘junk’ bond rating.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
14 January 2015
Russia to Beef Up Crimean Defenses, No Cure in Sight for Kazakh Sleeping Sickness

Plus, Bulgaria broaches another Black Sea gas scheme and an opposition activist gets a long prison term in Tajikistan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
13 January 2015
Ukrainian Soldier in Russian Prison Continues Hunger Strike, Russian Soldier Held in Armenian Mass Killing

Plus, Ukraine’s fugitive former president ends up on Interpol’s list, and the Czech crown is this year’s laggard.

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
 
12 December 2014
U.S.-Hungary Corruption Row Heads to Court, Eastern Ukraine Quiet for Now

Plus, Poland’s high court reinstates no-stun slaughter and Skoda auto marks a major milestone.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
9 December 2014
Ukraine Peace Outlook Brightens, Baltic States in Flurry of Energy Deals

Plus, a missing Belarusian journalist turns up in KGB detention and Hungarian lawmakers debate drug tests for kids and journalists.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Klein Aleardi, and Anders Ryehauge
 
8 December 2014
Forgotten Art

A new project encourages a second look at the Czech Republic’s late-communist public artworks.

By Frank Garrett
 
8 December 2014
Merkel Condemns Kremlin’s Actions, Rights Groups Decry Jailing of Azerbaijani Journalist

Plus, a cross honoring Serbs in Sarajevo is toppled, and a Czech telecom firm pulls an ad that poked at Poles.

By Timothy Spence
 

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