21 September 2015
New Macedonia Special Prosecutor to Lead Wiretapping Probe

Small-town prosecutor Katica Janeva to lead big-time investigation into alleged crimes, bugging of 20,000 people.

Mitko Cavkov 100

7 August 2015
Macedonian Police Raid ISIS Suspects, Analyst Warns of Russian Advance in Ukraine Premium

Plus, Croatia condemns flag-burning in Belgrade, Czechs to toughen up gambling laws.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
3 August 2015
Slovaks Say ‘Nie’ to Asylum Camp, Tatars Want Crimea Returned to Ukraine Premium
Plus, commemorations held for Roma killed during the Holocaust, and summer holidays trump Macedonia’s reconciliation talks.
By Timothy Spence
Valeriu Strelet 100

28 July 2015
Azov Battalion Leader’s Death Raises Questions, New Moldovan Premier Named Premium

Plus, violence racks Macedonia’s biggest Albanian party and Poland tilts farther into the no-euro camp.

By Ky Krauthamer, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
24 July 2015
Czech Pol Jailed in Corruption Case, Lugansk Rebels Claim to Find U.S. Weapons Cache Premium

Plus, Moldova’s whistleblowing education chief is tipped for prime minister, and Kosovo arrests a high-ranking judge.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
20 July 2015
Vucic Presses Bosnian Serbs on Referendum, Vilnius Removes Soviet-Era Statues Premium

Plus, Macedonian parties call for strengthening independent institutions, and the head of a Russian news agency says his social media sites are blocked.

By Timothy Spence
15 July 2015
High Court Weakens Russia’s European Treaty Obligations, EU and Macedonia Clinch Deal on Early Elections Premium

Plus, a huge leak exposes Italian spyware firm’s state clients across the region; what’s behind the spate of Russian military plane crashes?

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin

15 July 2015
What Really Happened in Kumanovo? Premium

Before the mid-May shootout in northern Macedonia, criminals had free movement and top officials knew something was afoot. From the International Crisis Group.

14 July 2015
American, EU Brass Urge Macedonian Compromise, Russian Troops Accused of Desertion Premium

Plus, a gun battle underlines Kyiv’s weakness in the face of organized crime, and Georgia accuses Russia of seizing territory atop a trans-Caucasus oil pipeline.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
2 July 2015
Russia Says It Can Defy Strasbourg Court, Hungary Woos Legion of Emigrants Premium

Plus, Georgia’s economic slowdown worsens, and Macedonia’s Zaev dares authorities to come and get him.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun



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