Czech Republic

19 August 2015
Conflicts of Interest: Press vs. Public

For the oligarchs who control the Czech print media, the purpose of owning a newspaper is to acquire a ‘nuclear shield’ against critics.

By Katerina Safarikova
 
14 August 2015
Baku Court Sentences Rights Advocates, Russian POW Asks Putin for Help

Plus, OSCE official presses Turkmenistan to free journalist, and report says Hungarian officials warn Jewish community over migration threats.

By Timothy Spence
 
Mitko Cavkov 100

7 August 2015
Macedonian Police Raid ISIS Suspects, Analyst Warns of Russian Advance in Ukraine

Plus, Croatia condemns flag-burning in Belgrade, Czechs to toughen up gambling laws.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
29 July 2015
Balkan Migrants Face Tougher Lives in Germany, Moscow Bans Major U.S. Foundation
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s go-slow policy on cleaning up nuclear waste, and if you think it’s scorching hot where you are in Europe, you’re not alone.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
28 July 2015
Fear of the Unknown

Central Europeans have much more experience being emigrants than welcoming immigrants.

By Martin Ehl
 
24 July 2015
Czech Pol Jailed in Corruption Case, Lugansk Rebels Claim to Find U.S. Weapons Cache

Plus, Moldova’s whistleblowing education chief is tipped for prime minister, and Kosovo arrests a high-ranking judge.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
8 July 2015
Kremlin Opposes MH17 Tribunal, EU Membership Hopes Grow in Balkans

Plus, Russian police raid an election monitor’s offices, and Czech prisons are full again after amnesty.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Barbara Frye
 
7 July 2015
No Jury Trial for Savchenko, Police Break Up Yerevan Protest

Plus, Lithuania and the U.S. announce joint military training, and Kosovo’s Bosniaks call for more mother-tongue university education.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Timothy Spence
 
30 June 2015
Not Exactly Friends of Greece

After a sometimes-traumatic transition, then austerity, post-communist countries especially have lost patience with Athens.

By Martin Ehl
 
25 June 2015
Bosnia Gets a Historic Wartime Rape Ruling, Romania’s Embattled Leader Takes Sick
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s ‘gay propaganda’ bill clears another hurdle and Central Europeans mull the workings of Russia’s energy giants.
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 

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