Belarus

19 June 2015
Kyrgyz Friend of Boston Bomber Jailed, Pope’s Climate Change Talk Angers Poles

Plus, Belarus blocks access to a lifestyle website, and fears grow about press freedom in Croatia after journalist’s dismissal.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
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19 June 2015
Belarus: A Nation of Parasites
In the Soviet Union, anyone without an official job could be charged with ‘parasitism’ and punished. Now Belarus has revived the idea. From openDemocracy.
By Ekaterina Loushnikova
 
5 June 2015
Russian IS Recruit Stopped in Turkey, Chechnya Rights Group Attacked

Plus, Canada’s leader says Putin’s Russia should stay out of G-7 and Bosnia embraces the pope’s visit.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
3 June 2015
EU Brokers Macedonian Political Deal, New MH17 Crash Evidence Revealed

Plus, work begins on Gazprom’s gas pipeline to China, and Lukashenka says Russia’s troubles are battering the Belarusian economy.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Casper Frederiksen
 
21 May 2015
Modest Hopes for Riga Summit, Outrage After Fatal Baku Fire

Plus, Ukraine might look to host missile-defense systems and Tajikistan and China sign an extradition treaty.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Barbara Frye
 
12 May 2015
Macedonia Charges 30 Over Weekend Attack, Posthumous Nemtsov Report Released

Plus, China loans billions to Belarus; Turkmenistan inks economic deals with Iran amid revived talk of a gas pipeline to Europe.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
30 April 2015
Journalists Increasingly Muzzled, Ukraine’s Economy Increasingly Battered

Plus, a Czech court considers gay adoption and the Balkans’ population continues to dwindle. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
29 April 2015
EU Adepts Nervous Ahead of Riga Summit, Orban Calls for Death Penalty Debate

Plus, Belarusian IT leaders decry arrest of high-flying financier; embarrassment in Russia over Nazis on a billboard and undulating girls at a war monument.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
22 April 2015
Albanian Militants Stage Incident on Macedonian Border, Life Sentences for Russian Nationalist Killers

Plus, Azerbaijan considers Iran’s weapons offer in sign of growing rapport; Turkmenistan bans privately owned satellite dishes.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
16 April 2015
Another Yanukovych Ally Dies, Russian Environmental Activist Loses Early Release Bid

Plus, a court ruling smoothes the way for a war crimes tribunal in Kosovo and the G7 scolds Russia.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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