Latvia

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
 
14 April 2014
Another Siege in Eastern Ukraine, Serbia Takes Aim at Tax Cheats

Plus, a report alleges evidence tampering in the probe of the Riga supermarket collapse and Russians in Estonia reject separatism. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Annabel Lau, and Lily Sieradzki
 
21 March 2014
The Baltics Get A U.S. Guarantee, Poland Speeds up Missile Defense

Plus, Armenia aims to compile a list of 1915-1916 victims and Mongolian websites get a moral scrubbing.

By Barbara Frye, Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, and Karlo Marinovic
 
18 March 2014
EU’s East Eyes Cost of Russian Sanctions, German State Strengthens Polish Border

Plus, Bulgaria takes on foreign energy companies in a row over subsidies and Ukraine may join a new NATO-led brigade.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
12 March 2014
Crimean Backlash as EU Suspends Gazprom Talks, Latvia Warns SS Veterans Against March

Plus, Kosovo public workers get an election-year pay raise and more signs appear of Taliban incursions into Turkmenistan.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, and Lily Sieradzki
 
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
 
27 February 2014
Threats to Ukraine’s New Order, Labor Protests in Croatia

Plus, Latvia and Lithuania are tipped to lead EU growth this year and Kyrgyzstan’s opposition wants a referendum on the Customs Union.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, 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
 
21 January 2014
Yanukovych Raises Stakes in Standoff With Protesters, Shell Makes Play for Siberian Shale Bounty

Plus, Georgia extends a hand to the breakaway territories and Baltic partners squabble over the route of a high speed rail line.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 

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