Albania

9 September 2014
Report Confirms MH17 Shootdown, Albanian Central Bank Head Arrested

Plus, Kazakhstan unveils plans for a homegrown space industry, and Uzbekistan’s ex-glamour queen Karimova accused of mafia ties.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
26 August 2014
Minsk Summit Opens as Ukraine Fighting Escalates, More Ferghana Valley Border Clashes

Plus, Albanian police launch another weed-killing campaign, and divers seek buried treasure under Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk Kul.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
7 August 2014
Russia Set to Restrict Food Imports, Maidan Holdouts Fight Clearing of Tent Camp

Plus, Albania takes aim at suspected diploma mills and Uzbekistani bondholders get a nasty surprise. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
Yevgeny Fyodorov
31 July 2014
Russia Mulls Sanctions on West, Millions Vanish From Albanian Central Bank

Plus, investor fears of a teetering Russian economy spread to regional stocks and currencies, and Baku goes on another building spree to get ready for major sports events.

By Ky Krauthamer, Jeremy Druker, and Ioana Caloianu
 
17 July 2014
Western Sanctions Hit Top Russian Firms, Dutch Found Liable for 300 Srebrenica Deaths

Plus, a report tracks the influence of the Albanian ex-PM’s daughter and Kyiv says it stopped an assassination in Donetsk.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Erik N. Nelson
 
MarekBelka
17 June 2014
Police Swoop on Albania’s Drug Capital, Ukraine Refugee Count Rises

Plus, Georgian Dream sweeps local elections and Poland’s central bank chief faces resignation calls after bad-mouthing his colleagues.

By Ky Krauthamer, Mane Grigoryan, Marketa Horazna, and Rebecca Johnson
 
16 June 2014
Russia Shuts off Ukraine’s Gas, Planes Vanish from Central European Radar

Plus, a crucial gold mine in Kyrygzstan averts a shutdown and Croatia loses a war-crimes judgment.

By Piers Lawson, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
10 June 2014
Ukraine to Open Refugee Corridors, Czechs Warn Albania Over CEZ Affair

Plus, Turkmenistan is edgy over increasing cross-border militant attacks and a court says Hungary’s controversial Jobbik party is not extremist.

By Ky Krauthamer, Marketa Horazna, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
4 June 2014
Turkmen Prisoner on Hunger Strike, Ukraine Starts Selling State Assets

Plus, Mongolia does a U-turn on mining policy and a plane crash reveals extent of Albania’s marijuana exports.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Rebecca Johnson and Madeleine Stern
 
26 May 2014
Jaruzelski’s Legacy Debated, Little Drama in Eastern EU Elections

Plus, now Balkan flood victims must worry about disease, and Lithuania’s iron-lady president sets a precedent.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremey Druker, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Piers Lawson
 

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