17 November 2015
Freedom from Expression
Balkan EU hopefuls failing to ensure freedom of expression, the European Commission says.
By Tihomir Loza
28 October 2015
Kremlin Perplexed by Montenegrin Leader’s ‘Strange’ Statements
Russia is trying to derail his country’s NATO aspirations, Milo Djukanovic says.
19 October 2015
Montenegro Under Fire Over Protests Premium
OSCE urges investigation into arrest of two journalists covering demonstrations, calls for calm.
30 September 2015
German Gov’t Wants Balkan States Declared 'Safe Countries' Premium

Some 40 percent of asylum applications to Germany this year are from Western Balkans. 

30 July 2015
Russia Blocks MH17 Tribunal, Activists Call for Turkmenistani Journalist's Release Premium

Plus, an official in Russia's North Caucasus faces murder charges and a jailed Azerbaijani reporter gets a prestigious prize in Washington.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
17 June 2015
No Breakthrough in Ukraine Peace Talks, Tbilisi Counts Toll of Weekend Flood Premium

Plus, conflicting views of the Srebrenica massacre divide Belgrade and Sarajevo, and the Chinese yuan exerts an ever-stronger pull on Russian business.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
12 June 2015
Resignations Pile Up in Polish Government, Russian Reporter Faces Threat Premium

Plus, sickly oil economies drag down the region and Czech protesters try to stop mining expansion.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, 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
17 April 2015
Yet Another Activist Sentenced in Baku, Bosnian Crime Gang Gets 95 Years Premium

Plus, Russians drop off the richest-of-the-rich list and a patch of ground in the Balkans becomes a libertarian mecca. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen



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