Macedonia

17 April 2014
Ukraine’s Oligarchs’ Loyalty Questioned, Russian TV Makes Inroads in Kyrgyzstan

Plus, Czechs greet their 10th anniversary in the EU with skepticism and supporters of political rivals brawl in Macedonia.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Piers Lawson
 
11 April 2014
Putin Plays Petro-Politics, Czech Nuclear Mega-Tender Canceled

Plus, Macedonia's high court signs off on a controversial lustration law and a Russian court convicts five in a horrendous 2010 bombing.

By By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
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
 
14 March 2014
Ukrainian Oligarch With Russia Ties Arrested, Russia-EU Chill Could Benefit Baku

Plus, the Russian co-owner of Montenegro’s huge aluminum plant sues the government and Brussels shifts gears on Bosnia.

By S. Adam Cardais, Sarah Fluck, and Karlo Marinovic
 
13 March 2014
Former Croatian PM Guilty of Corruption, Trafficking Up in Tajikistan

Plus, accusations that some highway funds have gone missing in Macedonia and Romania will try to bar entry for Jobbik’s leader.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Karlo Marinovic
 
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
 
Kasparov
4 March 2014
Central Europe Scrutinizes Russian Trade Ties, Taliban Denies Turkmenistan Border Attack

Plus, former allies of Kosovo’s leader turn opponents, and Kremlin gadfly Kasparov becomes an EU citizen.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
 
28 February 2014
Mass Layoffs at Albanian State News Agency, Macedonian Heritage Official Accused of Plunder

Plus, Moldova inches closer to visa-free travel, and a wanted ex-Georgian official walks free in France.

By S. Adam Cardais, Sarah Fluck, and Karlo Marinovic
 
Yevgeny Vitishko
13 February 2014
Judge in Ukrainian Protest Case Killed, Ex-Labor Camp Commander Faces Charges in Romania

Plus, a Sochi Olympic eco-activist to serve three years for painting a fence, and Kyrgyzstan investigates alleged threats from a Uighur separatist group.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Karlo Marinovic, Sarah Fluck, and Aliona Kachkan
 
7 February 2014
Unrest Spreads in Bosnia, Macedonia Adopts Chemical Castration

Plus, police in Slovakia launch a belated probe into a skinhead attack and half of Tajikistan’s GDP comes from remittances.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Karlo Marinovic
 

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