Czech Republic

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
 
18 June 2015
Which Refugees are ‘Threatening’ the Czechs?

When a government minister says accepting 1,853 migrants could destroy his country, it’s Europe’s hard-won freedoms that are really under attack.

By Katerina Safarikova
 
12 June 2015
Resignations Pile Up in Polish Government, Russian Reporter Faces Threat

Plus, sickly oil economies drag down the region and Czech protesters try to stop mining expansion.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
8 June 2015
G-7 Sanctions ex-G-8 Partner, Pope Preaches Peace in Sarajevo

Plus, Baku tells the OSCE to start packing, and the author of the Prague Spring manifesto dies at 88.

By Timothy Spence
 
2 June 2015
Saakashvili Named Governor of Odessa, Tajik Top Cop Defects to IS

Plus, Russian TV revises history of 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion, and scientists are helpless against mass die-off of Central Asia’s endangered antelopes.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
1 June 2015
Croatian Veterans End Standoff, Bulgaria Probes Lukoil Pricing

Plus, a Skopje court weighs blackmail case against an opposition leader and Kazakhstan lines up oil majors for huge drilling job. 

By Barbara Frye, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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