Albania

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
 
14 May 2014
Ukraine Set for Visa-Free EU Travel, Albania Busts Trafficking Ring

Plus, Poland may speed up deployment of missile defense system, and Zagreb’s feud with Hungarian energy giant MOL deepens.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer, and Lily Sieradzki
 
8 May 2014
Minsk Silences Activists on Eve of World Hockey Tourney, Ukrainian Cities Look to Curb Energy Waste

Plus, Albania seeks exploration bids from big oil players, and a questionable land deal fells Croatia’s finance minister.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Lily Sieradzki
 
10 April 2014
EU Prods Kosovo on War Crimes Court, Kazakhstan Looks for New Oil Routes
Plus, the U.S. and Poland target Hewlett-Packard in a graft probe and Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan prep to sign trade tready amid disagreements.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Annabel Lau
 
Istvan Pastor

9 April 2014
Vucic Invites Hungarians Into Serbian Government, Chechen Warlord 'Neutralized'
Plus, the Czech Catholic Church tries to hold on to its restitution gains and Albanian police seize tons of cannabis.
By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Barbara Frye, and Ky Krauthamer
 

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