7 March 2014
Pity the Poor Teacher

Yardsticks vary, but however you measure it, teachers are underpaid across the post-communist world, with grave implications for the quality of education.

By Karlo Marinovic
4 March 2014
A Rorschach Test in the East

The Ukrainian crisis tells us something about Central Europe’s relationship with Russia.

By Martin Ehl
18 February 2014
An Uninspired Choice

Washington – and Hungary – would have been better served if Obama had selected a different kind of ambassador.

By Martin Ehl
17 February 2014
Hungary’s Far-Right Meets in Former Synagogue, Uzbekistan Tightens Faith Restrictions

Plus, signs of unrest in the wake of Kazakhstan’s currency slide and a slapped wrist after another attack on media in Montenegro.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sara Fluck, Annabel Lau, Piers Lawson, and Karlo Marinovic
14 February 2014
Russia Restricts Foreign Adoptions, Russian Neighbors Mull Devaluations

Plus, Poland fires its roads czar amid a row over EU contracts and Moldovans reach for the holy grail of visa-free European travel.

By Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, Sarah Fluck, and Aliona Kachkan
11 February 2014
Who's Delivering the Mail?

Poland's decision to privatize the delivery of court documents is either a blow for public services or a boon for competition.

By Martin Ehl
30 January 2014
Russia Puts Hold on Ukraine Loan, Poland Turns to Nukes

Plus, Kazakhstan eyes sweeping anti-strike legislation and Croatia tightens its belt under EU pressure.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Karlo Marinovic, and Aliona Kachkan
28 January 2014
The Polish Drinking Ways

A horrible drunk-driving accident draws attention to Poles’ attitudes toward alcohol.

By Martin Ehl
27 January 2014
Militants Make More Threats in Russia, Gain Toehold in Albania

Plus, researchers find a troubling new aspect to drug-resistant TB in Russia and a court upholds a landmark anti-torture verdict in Kazakhstan.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Karlo Marinovic
24 January 2014
'Hostage' In Khodorkovsky Case Freed, A Possible Breakthrough in Polish Shale Gas

Plus, Latvia appoints its first female premier, and deported workers tell of exploitation at Sochi construction sites.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Aleksandra Zivkovic


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