Romania

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
 
26 January 2015
Mariupol Deaths Prompt Calls for New Sanctions, NATO to Beef Up Presence on Eastern Flank

Plus, tech companies cash out of Crimea, and a Jewish group condemns an honor given by Romania’s new president

By Timothy Spence and Barbara Frye
 
23 January 2015
Poroshenko Insists on ‘Unitary’ Ukraine, Top Schools in Tajikistan Under Threat

Plus, Poland’s president rejects his foreign minister’s Auschwitz remark and the Paris attacks cloud Romania and Bulgaria’s Schengen hopes.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Will Sandeman
 
9 January 2015
Transylvania’s Religious Schools Rise From the Grave

In a decade, church-run schools have become a serious alternative for Romania’s Hungarian minority.

By Zsofia Kelemen
 
23 December 2014
Ukraine Peace Talks in Sight, Eurasian Union Set for Kickoff

Plus, Romania’s new president pledges to amaze the world, and Serbian teachers renew their assault on austerity.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
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19 November 2014
Ukraine Foils ‘Terror’ Attack on Dutch Diplomats, Romanian Foreign Minister Sacked

Plus, UN experts alarmed at impending release of Serb convicted of genocide and Poland’s conservatives score a surprising wins in local elections.

By Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer, Jack Nicholson, and Will Sandeman
 
19 November 2014
Searching for the Spirit of Romania’s Jiu Valley

The cities and towns of the country’s mining heartland still exist, but that is not the same thing as being alive.

By Gabriel Amza
 

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