Montenegro

4 September 2014
Businesses in Central, Eastern Europe Hit by Ukraine Conflict, Montenegro Reports Surge in Human Smuggling

Plus, the EU takes a wait-and-see approach to the Putin-Poroshenko peace framework, and Crimea’s political leader says gays are not wanted.

By Timothy Spence and TOL staff
 
1 September 2014
Donald Tusk Tapped to Head EU Leaders’ Council, Confusion Over Putin’s Use of the S-word

Plus, Croatia warns ex-Yugoslav neighbors to cooperate on wartime disappeared and Skopje’s retro makeover rolls on, whatever the cost.

By Piers Lawson, Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
29 August 2014
FBI Probes Russia-Based Bank Hack, Balkan Leaders Seek Investment in Berlin

Plus, Turkmenistan inks a major gas deal, and rights advocates are alarmed over the plight of an imprisoned Uzbekistani film producer.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
6 August 2014
Russia Sends More Troops to Ukraine Border, Suspends Georgian Trade Agreement

Plus, Serbia’s finance minister warns the economy will sink without IMF loans and Montenegro looks to cruisers and the super-rich to rescue its tourism season.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
21 July 2014
Dutch Investigators in Ukraine for Crash Probe, Russia Shuts Out Moldovan Fruit

Plus, Czech gangsters get life in a kidnap/murder plot and a Montenegrin mayor gets five years for corruption.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
18 July 2014
Blame, Investigations Begin in Airliner Crash, Slovenia Loses 20-Year Bank Dispute

Plus, Hungary tries to get its fiscal house in order and Montenegro arrests journalist's alleged attackers.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
30 June 2014
Russia Mounts Massive Military Exercises, Montenegrin Court SuspendsTabloid for Tarring Activist

Plus, scandals prompt Serbia to mull vetting officials’ academic claims and the Eurasian Union remains open to Ukrainian imports – for now. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
6 June 2014
Bulgarian Government Teetering Over South Stream, Investment in Russia Predicted to Plunge

Plus, Hungarian media launch an anti-government protest, and Bosnia takes action against prison overcrowding.

By S. Adam Cardais, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
3 June 2014
Belarus May Impose ‘Serfdom,’ Kosovo Teeters Toward Vital Election

Plus, Montenegro’s odds of NATO membership on the rise, and a master craftsman revives an ancient art in Uzbekistan. 

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, Rebecca Johnson and Madeleine Stern
 
German Gref
25 March 2014
Ukrainian Nationalist Killed in Shootout, Leading Russian Banker Raises Sanctions Fears

Plus, Saakashvili will not go home to face questioning in Zhvania case, and Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan look to resolve border clash.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Marketa Horazna, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 

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