Latvia

13 April 2015
Arms Spending Surges in Ukraine, Baltics; Turkey Slams Pope’s Armenian ‘Genocide’ Mass

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

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

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

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
 
24 February 2015
Hungary-Russia Nuke Deal Under Scrutiny, Bosnia Heads Toward EU

Plus, jailed activists in Azerbaijan face more charges and time behind bars, and Russia’s crisis hammers the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
23 February 2015
Latvia Torn Between Money and Fear of Russia
The Ukraine crisis and Russia’s politics have fed a huge demand for Latvia’s residency-for-investment program. From EurasiaNet.org.
By Inga Springe and Sanita Jemberga
 
5 February 2015
Azerbaijan Tightens Screws on Media, Poland Sets Presidential Election Date

Plus, cash-strapped Mongolia asks for IMF assistance, and Turkmenistanis line up to buy dollars as economic bad news mounts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
26 January 2015
Mariupol Deaths Prompt Calls for New Sanctions, NATO to Beef Up Presence on Eastern Flank

Plus, tech companies cash out of Crimea, and a Jewish group condemns an honor given by Romania’s new president

By Timothy Spence and Barbara Frye
 

7 November 2014
Latvian Foreign Minister Comes Out, Putin Says Politics Behind Oil Price Drop

Plus, Belarus expels a rights activist over traffic violations and a right-wing Polish politician says his case proves the ubiquity of police brutality.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge and Will Sandeman
 
4 November 2014
Kyiv May End Cease-Fire, Russian Bug Infects CIS Economies
Plus, oil majors compete for Croatian oil and gas tenders; Latvia’s controversial Ask.fm teen site relocates to Ireland
By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 

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