28 October 2015
Austria Plans Border Fence

Slovenia, Croatia may also erect barriers as migrant backlog grows increasingly burdensome.

26 October 2015
Balkan States Agree EU Migrant Plan, With Reservations
Leaders of Bulgaria and neighbors say they will not allow their countries to become buffer zones for stranded asylum seekers.
20 October 2015
Migrants Set Sights on Slovenia
Relations between former Yugoslav countries are being tested by the migrant crisis.
6 August 2015
Ukraine Warns of ‘Last Chance’ for Debt Compromise, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Send Troops to Border Premium
Plus, three accused in brutal attack on Croatian investigative journalist and France and Russia scupper the Mistral warship deal.
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
30 June 2015
Not Exactly Friends of Greece Premium

After a sometimes-traumatic transition, then austerity, post-communist countries especially have lost patience with Athens.

By Martin Ehl
19 June 2015
Kyrgyz Friend of Boston Bomber Jailed, Pope’s Climate Change Talk Angers Poles Premium

Plus, Belarus blocks access to a lifestyle website, and fears grow about press freedom in Croatia after journalist’s dismissal.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
5 March 2015
An Old Love Story with New Meaning Premium

What have we lost with the fading of Mitteleuropa as a place and a state of mind?

By Boyko Vassilev
14 January 2015
Russia to Beef Up Crimean Defenses, No Cure in Sight for Kazakh Sleeping Sickness Premium

Plus, Bulgaria broaches another Black Sea gas scheme and an opposition activist gets a long prison term in Tajikistan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
17 September 2014
Crimean Tatar Assembly Raided, Ukraine Legislators Back EU Pact Premium

Plus, three countries are faulted over Roma polices, and an appeal to help Uzbekistan leader’s detained daughter. 

By Timothy Spence
16 September 2014
Assault Spotlights Gay Rights in Serbia, Tajikistan Releases Jailed Scholar Premium
Plus, a Slovenian journalist faces prison for publishing ‘state secrets,’ and Lithuania looks east for new export markets.
By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge



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