Bulgaria

27 January 2015
Litvinenko Death Probe Opens, Kremlin Blasts S&P’s ‘Junk’ Rating

Plus, aid agencies criticize travel restrictions on Ukraine’s separatist zones, and uranium-rich Kazakhstan mulls the benefits of nuclear power.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
26 January 2015
Mariupol Deaths Prompt Calls for New Sanctions, NATO to Beef Up Presence on Eastern Flank

Plus, tech companies cash out of Crimea, and a Jewish group condemns an honor given by Romania’s new president

By Timothy Spence and Barbara Frye
 
23 January 2015
Poroshenko Insists on ‘Unitary’ Ukraine, Top Schools in Tajikistan Under Threat

Plus, Poland’s president rejects his foreign minister’s Auschwitz remark and the Paris attacks cloud Romania and Bulgaria’s Schengen hopes.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Will Sandeman
 
16 January 2015
Vucic Walks Rhetorical Line in Kosovo, U.S. Boosts Energy Ties with Bulgaria

Plus, CEE sees little exposure in Swiss franc’s surge, and Russia faces a ‘junk’ bond rating.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
14 January 2015
Russia to Beef Up Crimean Defenses, No Cure in Sight for Kazakh Sleeping Sickness

Plus, Bulgaria broaches another Black Sea gas scheme and an opposition activist gets a long prison term in Tajikistan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
13 January 2015
Ukrainian Soldier in Russian Prison Continues Hunger Strike, Russian Soldier Held in Armenian Mass Killing

Plus, Ukraine’s fugitive former president ends up on Interpol’s list, and the Czech crown is this year’s laggard.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
8 January 2015
Contempt of Court

Bulgaria’s judiciary is in dire need of reform, but making changes will be harder than most people expect.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
5 January 2015
A Blast and Negotiations in Ukraine, Post-Soviet Economic Zone Launches

Plus, adopting the euro draws Lithuania closer to the West, and Turkmenistan slashes its currency.

By Barbara Frye, 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
 
5 December 2014
Online Freedom Slips in Russia, Ukraine; Kyiv Announces Another Cease-Fire

Plus, Hungary protests McCain’s ‘dictator’ comment and a green kitty turns heads in Bulgaria.

By Piers Lawson, Jack Nicholson, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 

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