Slovakia

16 April 2014
Russian TV Banned in the Baltics, Ukraine Pleads for Slovak Gas

Plus, the Hague tribunal rejects Mladic’s attempt to stop his genocide trial and Bulgarian g-men seize thousands of antique artifacts.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer and Lily Sieradzki
 
15 April 2014
Long-Distance Friendships

An ambivalent relationship among some NATO allies feeds a sense of insecurity in Central Europe.

By Martin Ehl
 
1 April 2014
What do Andrej Kiska and Viktor Orban Have in Common?

Slovakia’s new president heard the unspoken wishes of the electorate – just like the Hungarian prime minister.

By Martin Ehl
 
31 March 2014
Ukraine’s Presidential Favorite Rejects Federalization; Would Russia Annex Finland?

Plus, a tycoon-philanthropist will be Slovakia’s next president and Kyrgyzstan adopts a harsh anti-gay law.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Annabel Lau, Karlo Marinovic, and Lily Sieradzki
 
28 March 2014
Tymoshenko Announces Presidential Bid, Another Mass Grave Found in Bosnia

Plus, Slovakia and Hungary link up for alternatives to Russian gas and Tajikistanis face severe power cuts.

By S. Adam Cardais, Sarah Fluck, and Karlo Marinovic
 
25 March 2014
Experience and Loan-Sharking

A glossary of basic terms to help understand Slovakia’s upcoming presidential election.

By Martin Ehl
 
11 March 2014
An Unofficial Opinion Poll

What will the upcoming elections say about Central Europeans’ state of mind?

By Martin Ehl
 
11 March 2014
Hitches Hit Giant Kashagan Oil Project, Serbian Doctors Strike Over Wage Cuts

Plus, uncertainty mounts over the OSCE’s role in Crimea’s independence vote, and Slovakia’s conservatives try to head off populist Fico’s presidential run.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
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
 

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