Poland

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
 
27 May 2014
Jaruzelski: The Fate of a Pole in the 20th Century

To write that Poland’s last strongman was a dictator is only a part of the truth.

By Martin Ehl
 
Damian Draghici
27 May 2014
Klitschko Calls Time on Maidan, Unrest Hits Tajikistan’s Badakhshan Region

Plus, Krakow out, Lviv still in the running to host 2022 Winter Olympics, and can anything stop rampant illegal logging in the Balkans?

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Rebecca Johnson
 
26 May 2014
Jaruzelski’s Legacy Debated, Little Drama in Eastern EU Elections

Plus, now Balkan flood victims must worry about disease, and Lithuania’s iron-lady president sets a precedent.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremey Druker, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Piers Lawson
 
15 May 2014
Gazprom Tells Kyiv to Pay up Front, Torture Report Calls Out Uzbekistan

Also, the Ukraine crisis is sending wheat prices up, and VAT fraud mounts in Poland.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Marketa Horazna
 
14 May 2014
Ukraine Set for Visa-Free EU Travel, Albania Busts Trafficking Ring

Plus, Poland may speed up deployment of missile defense system, and Zagreb’s feud with Hungarian energy giant MOL deepens.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer, and Lily Sieradzki
 
13 May 2014
Failure to Connect

With European elections approaching, most politicians across Central Europe still can’t figure out how to explain the EU.

By Martin Ehl
 
30 April 2014
Slovenian Government Collapses, Bulgaria Accused of Mistreating Refugees

Plus, Serbia’s new prime minister delivers somber economic news, and Turkmenistan stops handing out free gas to car owners.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Lily Sieradzki
 

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