Romania

24 April 2015
Balkan Gas Corridor Unveiled, Chechen Leader Threatens Russian Police

Plus, the Macedonia tapes scandal reveals a twisted media scene, and Poland accelerates its military buildup.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
22 April 2015
Corruption and Romania’s DNA

Arrests and protests are making it harder for the country’s politicians to dodge a deep-seated issue. From LSEE. 

By Daniel Brett
 
8 April 2015
Romania Cuts Taxes, Serbia Blasts Albanian ‘Unification’ Talk

Plus, new fighting breaks out near Mariupol; Georgian Chechens plead for help to stop IS recruiting.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
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27 March 2015
Shaken by Court Ruling, Romanian Church Comes Roaring Back
With the public firmly on the side of teaching religion in school, the debate shifts to the rights of non-Orthodox students.
By Lorelei Mihala
 
11 March 2015
Kazakhstan’s Septuagenarian President Eyes Five More Years, U.S. Diplomat Says Russia Continues to Violate Cease-Fire

Plus, Bosnia delays vote on Adriatic dispute with Montenegro, and Kyrgyzstan’s ‘foreign agent’ bill clears a key hurdle.

By Brian Kenety, 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
 
19 February 2015
Poland to Pay Out in Rendition Case, Ukraine Seeks UN Peacekeepers

Plus, Montenegro approves a broad surveillance law and Romania’s universities start to empty out.

By Barbara Frye, 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
 
12 February 2015
Doubts Cloud Ukraine Cease-Fire, Azerbaijani Dissident Holed Up in Swiss Embassy

Plus, another Romanian politician ends up in handcuffs and Uzbekistan gives a popular commenter early prison release.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Casper Frederiksen, and Barbara Frye
 
3 February 2015
West Fears Another Abkhazia in Eastern Ukraine, Romanian Judges Guilty in Bribery Case

Plus, Merkel urges Hungary’s Orban to respect dissent, and crowdfunders aim to save a Belarus bookstore from a crippling fine.

By Barbara Frye, Piers Lawson, and Ioana Caloianu
 

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