Bulgaria

16 April 2014
Russian TV Banned in the Baltics, Ukraine Pleads for Slovak Gas

Plus, the Hague tribunal rejects Mladic’s attempt to stop his genocide trial and Bulgarian g-men seize thousands of antique artifacts.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer and Lily Sieradzki
 
4 April 2014
Armenian Government Collapses, Ukrainian Oligarch Faces Bribery Charges

Plus, Moldova wins EU visa-free travel and Bulgaria’s EU funding comes under a cloud.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 
3 April 2014
The Complicated Charm of Mr. Putin

Frustrated leftists and disaffected rightists see a standard-bearer in the Russian president.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
1 April 2014
Russia, U.S. Face Off Over Transdniester, Polish Disabled Activists in Parliament Protest

Plus, plans for a resort on a pristine Black Sea beach divide Bulgarian public opinion, and Abkhazia opens its doors to ethnic kin fleeing the Syrian crisis. 

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
26 March 2014
Transdniester Says It Felled Ukrainian Drone, Top Croatia Soccer Figure Sentenced for Corruption

Plus, Minsk sees its largest opposition rally since 2011 and Bulgarian tobacco farmers fume over low prices.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Barbara Frye, Piers Lawson, and Lily Sieradzki
 
24 March 2014
Crimean Tatars Seek Asylum, Lithuania Slaps Russian Broadcaster
Plus, Bosnian Muslims say Serbs are erasing genocide history, and the U.S. prods Montenegro on a stalled corruption probe.
By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Karlo Marinovic, and Lily Sieradzki
 
18 March 2014
EU’s East Eyes Cost of Russian Sanctions, German State Strengthens Polish Border

Plus, Bulgaria takes on foreign energy companies in a row over subsidies and Ukraine may join a new NATO-led brigade.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
12 March 2014
Crimean Backlash as EU Suspends Gazprom Talks, Latvia Warns SS Veterans Against March

Plus, Kosovo public workers get an election-year pay raise and more signs appear of Taliban incursions into Turkmenistan.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, and Lily Sieradzki
 
10 March 2014
Troops Seen Laying Landmines North of Crimea, Protesters Stay on Bosnia’s Streets

Plus, Moscow presses for a probe into the snipers who fired into Kyiv crowds and Bulgaria makes a DNA identification of one of the Burgas attackers.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Annabel Lau, Karlo Marinovic, and Lily Sieradzki
 
7 March 2014
Pity the Poor Teacher

Yardsticks vary, but however you measure it, teachers are underpaid across the post-communist world, with grave implications for the quality of education.

By Karlo Marinovic
 

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