30 September 2015
German Gov’t Wants Balkan States Declared 'Safe Countries'

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

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25 September 2015
Albanians Up In Arms Over New ‘Bunker’
Officials keep mum over half-built dome in Tirana reminiscent of Enver Hoxha’s mini-forts.
18 September 2015
Albanian Marijuana Goes Up in Smoke
Tirana claims to have destroyed 99 percent of the country’s cannabis plants this year.
10 September 2015
Stabbing of Serb in Kosovo Stirs Tensions in Wake of Autonomy Deal
Serbian Government Office condemns ‘atmosphere of lynching’ and Pristina’s ‘inaction.’
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11 August 2015
Russia, Lithuania Tussle Over Reporter’s Extradition, EU Finds Billions for Migrant Aid Premium
Plus, IMF call to tax the poor puts Albania in a dilemma, and a Bernini masterpiece resurfaces only to vanish from Slovakia.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
23 July 2015
'Genius Grant' Group Leaves Russia, Kyrgyzstan Strikes Back at U.S. Over Rights Award Premium

Plus, Moscow denies it's pushing into Georgian territory and a proposal on private universities in Albania sparks protest.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
30 June 2015
Migrants Riot at Hungarian Camp, Albanian Police-Murder Suspects Arrested Premium

Plus, an OSCE mission reportedly comes under fire in Ukraine, and Azerbaijan opens a naval base on the Caspian Sea.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
10 June 2015
Hungary Gets Tough on Migrants, Ukraine Rebels Try to Find Crimea Premium

Plus, Albania seeks arrest of Italian investor/TV mogul and Chechnya’s strongman leader accused of running a private taxation racket.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, Casper Frederiksen, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
27 May 2015
Serbia’s Vucic in Historic Visit to Tirana, Kazakhstan’s Gay Propaganda Law Ditched for Olympic Bid Premium

Plus, Russian scientists are outraged over a grant-making foundation’s inclusion on the ‘foreign agent’ list, and Putin’s New Russia dream founders on the rocks of reality.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Evgeny Deulin
26 May 2015
Russian Chief Mufti Backs Polygamy, Balkan Neighbors Boost Border Security Premium

Plus, Albania’s premier threatens to veto Macedonia’s NATO hopes, and Russia loses its land line to its Moldovan client statelet.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Evgeny Deulin



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