Romania

7 April 2014
Hungary’s Fidesz Gets a Landslide, Separatists Seize Buildings in Eastern Ukraine

Plus, Russia and Kyiv spar over a gas price hike and NATO will likely shore up forces in Poland.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Annabel Lau, Piers Lawson, and Erin Murphy
 
3 April 2014
Ukraine Detains Ex-Riot Police in Protest Shootings, Russia Nullifies Kyiv’s Gas Discount

Also, eastern EU states still have the most dangerous roads, and export obstacles are keeping fish in Estonia.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Erin Murphy
 
20 March 2014
Ukrainian Military Withdraws From Crimea, Svoboda Members Rough Up TV Boss

Plus, Romania pushes for a Moldova EU membership date and Georgia’s former prime minister tells off the man he groomed for the presidency.

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
 
6 March 2014
Russia, Ukraine Skirmish in Cyber Space, Czechs Score Huge Heroin Bust

Plus, Kosovo to get its own army and a human rights report provokes an anti-gay backlash in Kyrgyzstan.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Sarah Fluck
 
Crin_Antonescu
26 February 2014
Romanian Liberals Join the Opposition, Lithuania Mulls Gazprom Price Cut

Plus, an editor is fined for insulting intellectuals and Croatia eyes its picturesque coast as a site for drilling rigs.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, and Lily Sieradzki
 
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
 
11 February 2014
Arrests, Trials for Media in Kazakhstan, An Opaque Russia-Hungary Nuke Deal

Plus, Romania’s president is fined for an anti-Roma slur, and Sochi gets more black eyes in the press. 

By Piers Lawson, Sarah Fluck, Aliona Kachkan and Karlo Marinovic
 
A. Gerasimov
23 January 2014
Yanukovych Opponents Ramp Up Rhetoric, Kazakhstani Police Appeal Torture Verdict

Plus, Romania arrests a suspected celebrity hacker and Tajikistan imposes a dress code on imams.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Aliona Kachkan, and Aleksandra Zivkovic
 

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