Bulgaria

1 September 2014
Donald Tusk Tapped to Head EU Leaders’ Council, Confusion Over Putin’s Use of the S-word

Plus, Croatia warns ex-Yugoslav neighbors to cooperate on wartime disappeared and Skopje’s retro makeover rolls on, whatever the cost.

By Piers Lawson, Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
20 August 2014
Ukraine Tightens Grip on Russian TV, Bulgaria’s Border Barrier Gets Longer

Plus, a Russian opposition leader ends his prison hunger strike and Iran weans itself from Turkmenistani gas.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye and Anders Ryehauge
 
13 August 2014
Ukraine Considers Restrictive Media Law, Moscow Reveals Belarus Airbase Site

Plus, Kazakhstan trims ministries as economy shows signs of slowdown and Kyrgyzstan’s neighbors withhold vital energy supplies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, 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
 
7 August 2014
Bulgaria, Italian Style

Emigration, corruption, ‘colorful’ politics: is Bulgaria the EU’s ‘second Italy’?

By Boyko Vassilev
 
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5 August 2014
Rebels Attack ‘Unarmed’ Ukrainian Troops, Death Toll Rises in Karabakh Fighting

Plus, sanctions hit Russian interests in Central Europe and Bulgaria, and Uzbekistan denies base talks with U.S. general.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
4 August 2014
Poland’s Shale Prospects Dim Again, Sanctions Ground Russian Low-Cost Carrier

Plus, Bulgaria finally chooses between Russia and the West for a new nuke project, and more Lithuanians embrace NATO troops on their soil.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Barbara Frye
 
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25 July 2014
Ukrainian, Bulgarian Governments Fall

Plus, Europe’s top rights court slams Poland over CIA renditions and two more anti-Putin protesters receive long prison sentences.

By S. Adam Cardais, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
24 July 2014
Lost in the Flood Premium

Shoddy, illegal settlements and more frequent weather catastrophes make the Balkans’ Roma communities increasingly perilous places.

By Mariana Ionova
 
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15 July 2014
Newcomer Wins Slovenian Elections, Abducted Ukrainian Journalist Found Dead

Plus, Bulgaria turns over supervision of banks to the EU and Russia announces big plans for a Siberian railway.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 

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