Albania

8 April 2015
Romania Cuts Taxes, Serbia Blasts Albanian ‘Unification’ Talk

Plus, new fighting breaks out near Mariupol; Georgian Chechens plead for help to stop IS recruiting.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
1 April 2015
Post-Easter Attack Predicted in Ukraine, More Deaths on Bulgarian Border

Plus, hackers release text messages from Russia’s Internet watchdog and Belgium wants an Albanian pol in a murder case.

By Barbara Frye, 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
 
24 March 2015
Bellwether Balkan Fish at Risk from Dams, Gagauzia Strengthens Ties to Moscow

Plus, a new twist in Albania’s political murder scandal, and experts say China is outpacing Russia in the 21st-century ‘great game.’

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
13 March 2015
Poland Looks to Buy Cruise Missiles, Cyberspace Buzzes With Putin Rumors

Plus, Spain refuses to extradite a Kazakhstani dissident and speculation about a political murder plot galvanizes Albania.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
5 March 2015
Greece Seeks to Sidestep Kremlin Import Ban, Ukraine Says Gazprom Blocking Fuel Supply

Plus, Croatia will vote on Adriatic drilling, and Kyrgyzstan does away with final exams in Uzbek.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
9 February 2015
Merkel Talks Ukraine With Obama, Slovakia’s Same-Sex Marriage Vote Fails

Plus, the story on labor migrants in Russia gets even murkier, and a call from Kazakhstan to limit cheap Russian imports. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
20 January 2015
Fighting Nears Central Donetsk, Balkan Neighbors at Odds Over Trepca Mine

Plus, bomb blasts shake Albania’s second city and a major Eurasian communications link comes closer to reality.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
16 December 2014
Estonian Says He Spied for Russia; Merkel Revives South Stream Hopes

Plus, British police smash an Eastern European trafficking gang and Albanian mobsters sing as a big underworld trial opens.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
11 December 2014
U.S. Torture Report Reverberates in Eastern Europe, Australia Might Send Coals to Kyiv

Plus, Macedonia’s EU Accession talks are put off, again, and Uzbekistan welcomes a Russian role in Central Asia.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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