Lithuania

31 July 2015
Amnesty Slams Hungarian Asylum Law, Ukraine Issues ‘White List’ of Supporters
Plus, the U.S. beefs up sanctions against Russia and thousands take to the streets to protest Bosnia’s draft labor law.
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
20 July 2015
Vucic Presses Bosnian Serbs on Referendum, Vilnius Removes Soviet-Era Statues

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
 
7 July 2015
No Jury Trial for Savchenko, Police Break Up Yerevan Protest

Plus, Lithuania and the U.S. announce joint military training, and Kosovo’s Bosniaks call for more mother-tongue university education.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Timothy Spence
 
30 June 2015
Not Exactly Friends of Greece

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

By Martin Ehl
 
22 May 2015
Evidence Mounts of Russian Action in Ukraine, Serbian Defense Chief Accused of Corruption

Plus, the Kremlin says the West is destabilizing Macedonia, and Kyrgyzstan joins the Eurasian Union.

By Barbara Frye and Evgeny Deulin
 
7 May 2015
Macedonia’s Political Crisis Turns Violent, Lithuania Runs Military Drills Around LNG Terminal

Plus, another opposition leader is sentenced in Azerbaijan and Hungarian xenophobia is highest in more than a decade.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
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
 
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
 
25 March 2015
Lithuania: Predators in the Schoolyard
Sex-abuse scandals at two schools for troubled children prompt calls for the country to overhaul its foster-care system.
By Linas Jegelevicius
 
10 March 2015
Not so Quiet on the Eastern Front

Patriotism is in fashion again, as Lithuania’s fears of Russia lead to a discussion on renewing conscription.

By Martin Ehl
 

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