Poland

21 July 2014
Dutch Investigators in Ukraine for Crash Probe, Russia Shuts Out Moldovan Fruit

Plus, Czech gangsters get life in a kidnap/murder plot and a Montenegrin mayor gets five years for corruption.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
Shevardnadze
8 July 2014
Shevardnadze Remembered, Ukraine Awaits Slovak Gas Bounty

Plus, a new twist in Poland’s abortion debate, and Crimea’s finny commandos caught up in a hostage crisis.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
4 July 2014
Military Shakeup in Ukraine, Transdniester and Moscow Ink Trade Deal

Plus, a Serbian journalist is brutally beaten, and a European court slams Russia for violating human rights.

By S. Adam Cardais, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
1 July 2014
Poland's Tarnished Golden Age

The release of compromising recordings of top officials takes the shine off a time of self-congratulation.

By Martin Ehl
 
23 June 2014
More Taped Talks Rock Polish Politics, Bosnia’s Ills Complicate Flood Aid

Also, Hungarian banks face a billion-euro loss on foreign-currency loans and Romania’s first brother is jailed for alleged criminal ties.

By Barbara Frye, Mane Grigoryan, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
MarekBelka
17 June 2014
Police Swoop on Albania’s Drug Capital, Ukraine Refugee Count Rises

Plus, Georgian Dream sweeps local elections and Poland’s central bank chief faces resignation calls after bad-mouthing his colleagues.

By Ky Krauthamer, Mane Grigoryan, Marketa Horazna, and Rebecca Johnson
 
17 June 2014
Will the Visegrad Four Survive Ukraine?

The crisis to the east is severely testing cooperation in Central Europe. 

By Martin Ehl
 
3 June 2014
Can Poland Afford Free School Books?

The government’s free textbook scheme will bring financial relief to many families, but publishers say the state is effectively monopolizing a profitable business.

By Wojciech Kosc
 
3 June 2014
The (New) Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

On the anniversary of elections that threw out the Communists, Poles greet Obama with high hopes.

By Martin Ehl
 
2 June 2014
Abkhazia’s Leader Steps Down, Russia’s Air Force Bulks Up

Plus, a Czech project looks to revive border ghost towns and Georgian activists seek to protect an ancient mine.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Rebecca Johnson
 

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