Moldova

13 April 2015
Moldovan Anti-Fascists in the Dock

Critics on the left say the Western-leaning government is suppressing fundamental freedoms in a campaign against an illusory Ukraine-inspired insurrection.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
 
9 April 2015
More Pressure on Ukrainian Oligarchs, Russia Tightens Conditions for Migrants

Plus, Moldovan authorities seek more than $1 billion in missing bank loans and a Dutch museum challenges Crimea’s claim on Scythian gold artifacts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
26 March 2015
The EU’s Dangerous Indulgence of Moldova

By countenancing a bunch of venal pols, as long as they’re pro-EU, Brussels erodes its own support among Moldovans. From openDemocracy.

By Alexandr Voronovici
 
24 March 2015
Bellwether Balkan Fish at Risk from Dams, Gagauzia Strengthens Ties to Moscow

Plus, a new twist in Albania’s political murder scandal, and experts say China is outpacing Russia in the 21st-century ‘great game.’

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
18 March 2015
Caucasus Gas Pipeline Breaks Ground; U.S., Europe Condemn South Ossetia’s New Deal With Moscow

Plus, Kyrgyzstani leader’s secretive trip to Moldova sets the rumor mill turning, and health experts warn that TB remains a major killer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
5 March 2015
Greece Seeks to Sidestep Kremlin Import Ban, Ukraine Says Gazprom Blocking Fuel Supply

Plus, Croatia will vote on Adriatic drilling, and Kyrgyzstan does away with final exams in Uzbek.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
20 February 2015
Groups Lay Out Serbian Media’s Plight, Privatizations Planned in Bosnia
Plus, currency and export woes pose problems for Moldova’s new government, and Croatia gears up for more oil and gas drilling.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
17 February 2015
Heavy Fighting Erupts in Ukraine, Moldova Lurches Toward New Government

Plus, an Armenian opposition leader lashes out at heavy-handed government tactics, and Kazakhstan’s loyal politicos urge snap presidential elections.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
16 February 2015
Fighting Rages Despite Ukraine Truce, Romania Deploys Soft Power in Moldova
Plus, a jailed Azerbaijani journalist faces new charges and Serbia honors U.S. academic Noam Chomsky on Statehood Day.
By Timothy Spence
 
16 January 2015
Shameful Economic Secrets Exposed!

Conflict and sanctions reveal the squishy underbelly of the region’s economies.

By Barbara Frye
 

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