Macedonia

24 July 2015
Czech Pol Jailed in Corruption Case, Lugansk Rebels Claim to Find U.S. Weapons Cache

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

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

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?

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

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

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
 
29 June 2015
Armenian Protests Continue, Macedonia Adds to Greek Bank Woes

Plus, a bid to create a war crimes court in Kosovo falters, and a pro-EU mayor wins re-election in Moldova’s capital.

By Timothy Spence
 
16 June 2015
Ukraine Peace Talks Resume, Macedonia Frees Captive Migrants

Plus, four Tajikistani border guards released after months as Taliban hostages, and Kazakhstan nears the finish of a WTO membership marathon.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
15 June 2015
Activist Flees Baku for Switzerland Refuge, Moldova Voters Remain Split

Plus, Saakashvili is poised to make big cuts in Odessa and the UN leader talks human rights in Central Asia.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
9 June 2015
OSCE’s Ukraine Envoy Resigns, Macedonian Political Rivals to Hold Fresh Talks
Plus, Moldovan prime minister in hot water over fake school documents, China signs up Hungary for its grandiose new Silk Road project.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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