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10 April 2014
EU Prods Kosovo on War Crimes Court, Kazakhstan Looks for New Oil Routes
Plus, the U.S. and Poland target Hewlett-Packard in a graft probe and Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan prep to sign trade tready amid disagreements.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Annabel Lau
 
26 March 2014
Transdniester Says It Felled Ukrainian Drone, Top Croatia Soccer Figure Sentenced for Corruption

Plus, Minsk sees its largest opposition rally since 2011 and Bulgarian tobacco farmers fume over low prices.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Barbara Frye, Piers Lawson, and Lily Sieradzki
 
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
 
6 February 2014
Teething Pains in Sochi, A Costly Mining Dispute in Kyrgyzstan

Plus, foreign investors lose their taste for Mongolia and Brussels loses patience with Kyiv.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, and Aliona Kachkan
 
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4 February 2014
Stark Warnings in EU Corruption Survey, Bulgarian President Backs Compulsory Voting

Plus, a controversial Russian lawmaker stands up to the ‘fascist’ threat to Kosovo Serbs, and a sci-fi thriller begins shooting in Minsk under official auspices.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Aliona Kachkan, and Ky Krauthamer
 
3 February 2014
Pro-Ukraine Protesters in Jail in Uzbekistan, Russia Kills Dogs Ahead of Olympics

Plus, a Moldovan region opens the door to secession and a Kosovo Serb held on war-crimes charges will run for office.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, and Aliona Kachkan
 
29 January 2014
Lithuanian Pork Banned in Swine Fever Worries, Russia Warns Against Bitcoins

Plus, a Russian billionaire unloads his assets to concentrate on politics, and Mongolian eco-activists face 21 years in prison.

By Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, and Aliona Kachkan
 
20 January 2014
Journalists Possibly Targeted in Kyiv, No More Free Gas in Turkmenistan

Plus, Lukashenka calls for a building cap in Minsk and Serbia kicks off EU entry talks.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Karlo Marinovic, and Aliona Kachkan
 
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14 January 2014
U.S. Journalist Barred from Russia, Troops Clash on Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

Plus, a high-profile defection weakens Bulgaria’s ruling Socialists and a Minsk musical celebrates Hugo Chavez.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
20 December 2013
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