Poland

1 September 2014
Donald Tusk Tapped to Head EU Leaders’ Council, Confusion Over Putin’s Use of the S-word

Plus, Croatia warns ex-Yugoslav neighbors to cooperate on wartime disappeared and Skopje’s retro makeover rolls on, whatever the cost.

By Piers Lawson, Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
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28 August 2014
Ukraine on the Brink Amid Growing Reports of Russian Involvement

Plus, booming Poland plans to boost public spending while recession-hit Croatia scrambles to find more budget cuts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Ioana Caloianu
 
26 August 2014
Playing the Big Family Card
The latest in Central Europe’s attempts to boost the birth rate don’t go far enough, but they’re better than nothing.
By Martin Ehl
 
20 August 2014
Are Sanctions the Visegrad Four’s Last Straw?

The grouping of Central European countries has been strained before, but this time feels different.

By Katerina Safarikova
 
18 August 2014
Muslim Leader Assassinated in North Ossetia, Sanctions Draw Kaliningrad Shoppers to Poland
Plus, far-right Hungarians crash WWII memorial protests and a new think tank aims to bolster Czech liberalism.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
12 August 2014
Kosovo Crackdown on Islamist Cells, Russian Neighbors Brace for Sanctions Blowback

Plus, more reports emerge of Serbian ‘chetnik’ fighters in Ukraine, and Poland mulls a new Russia-free Baltic shipping route.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
7 August 2014
Russia Set to Restrict Food Imports, Maidan Holdouts Fight Clearing of Tent Camp

Plus, Albania takes aim at suspected diploma mills and Uzbekistani bondholders get a nasty surprise. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
5 August 2014
Poles Dash to Stash Their Cash Premium

Hundreds of thousands resist the government’s efforts to force them into the public pension system.

By Martin Ehl
 
4 August 2014
Poland’s Shale Prospects Dim Again, Sanctions Ground Russian Low-Cost Carrier

Plus, Bulgaria finally chooses between Russia and the West for a new nuke project, and more Lithuanians embrace NATO troops on their soil.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Barbara Frye
 
4 August 2014
Nationalism Beyond the Parades

A traveling exhibition explores the personal dimension of a phenomenon usually associated with the public square.

By Peter Rutland
 

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