An odd Bulgarian debate raises the question of how agenda-setting works.
Plus, hackers release text messages from Russia’s Internet watchdog and Belgium wants an Albanian pol in a murder case.
What have we lost with the fading of Mitteleuropa as a place and a state of mind?
Plus, Kosovo minister wants EU to stanch flow of asylum-seeking migrants, and Bulgaria is under fire over juvenile prison conditions.
Bulgaria’s Zhelyu Zhelev deserved in life the praise now being heaped upon him in death.
Plus, aid agencies criticize travel restrictions on Ukraine’s separatist zones, and uranium-rich Kazakhstan mulls the benefits of nuclear power.
Plus, tech companies cash out of Crimea, and a Jewish group condemns an honor given by Romania’s new president
Plus, Poland’s president rejects his foreign minister’s Auschwitz remark and the Paris attacks cloud Romania and Bulgaria’s Schengen hopes.
Plus, CEE sees little exposure in Swiss franc’s surge, and Russia faces a ‘junk’ bond rating.
Plus, Bulgaria broaches another Black Sea gas scheme and an opposition activist gets a long prison term in Tajikistan.
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