29 September 2015
A Cold Welcome

The Baltic states' mixed reception for refugees is drawing criticism from elsewhere in Europe. 

By Aliide Naylor
20 July 2015
Vucic Presses Bosnian Serbs on Referendum, Vilnius Removes Soviet-Era Statues Premium

Plus, Macedonian parties call for strengthening independent institutions, and the head of a Russian news agency says his social media sites are blocked.

By Timothy Spence
30 June 2015
Not Exactly Friends of Greece Premium

After a sometimes-traumatic transition, then austerity, post-communist countries especially have lost patience with Athens.

By Martin Ehl
19 May 2015
Russian Ex-Soldiers Face Ukraine Terrorism Trial, Latvian Cardinal Bashes Gays Premium

Plus, Croatian leaders make a controversial visit to Ustasha massacre memorial, and Mongolia’s stalled Oyu Tolgoi mine could restart soon.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
8 May 2015
EU Bent on Ukraine Trade Pact, Bosniaks Rounded up in Terror Raids Premium

Plus, an Islamist militant from Tajikistan publicly repents and Russia’s hot new tank has a spot of trouble.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
5 May 2015
Russian Military Peeps Into Latvia, Moldovans Demand Action on Huge Bank Scandal Premium

Plus, Finland’s Sanoma pulls out of Russian media market and an Uzbek Cold Warrior dies after a lifetime of struggle against communism.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
13 April 2015
Arms Spending Surges in Ukraine, Baltics; Turkey Slams Pope’s Armenian ‘Genocide’ Mass Premium

Plus, no invite for Putin to G7 summit, and Kaczynski accuses the Polish government of deceit in the Smolensk crash probe.

By Timothy Spence
10 April 2015
Kyiv Sets Goal of NATO Membership, Latvia Set to Host Gay Pride Festival Premium

Plus, the UN tells Kazakhstan to clean up its filthy environment; support for Russia’s takeover of Crimea sees Yugoslav star Goran Bregovic dumped by Polish music festival.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
27 March 2015
Ukrainian Rightist Reportedly in Line for Defense Post, Brussels Nixes Road Funds for Hungary Premium

Plus, the slugfests that are Albanian and Macedonian politics continue.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin

26 February 2015
Russian Paratroopers Train Near Baltic Borders, Central Asians Nabbed in U.S. Terror Plot Premium

Plus, Mongolia frees foreign businessmen in a tax-dodge case and Macedonia’s students kill a new measure on university exams.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen



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