Media
Internet Freedom in Central Asia Beset by ‘Technical’ Difficulties

Governments in the region routinely censor online speech for short-term political goals. Could Uzbekistan reverse the trend?

By Ky Krauthamer
24 May 2019
News
Around the Bloc - 24 May
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: Euroscepticism and protest in Prague; more political turmoil in Armenia; religious convictions in Russia; communist nostalgia in Romania; and Lithuania’s close-fought presidential election.
24 May 2019
News
Around the Bloc - 23 May
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: A labyrinth in Slovakia; a lavish mansion for the Russian patriarch; a controversial party ad in Bulgaria; how to become Moldovan; and Zelenskiy names his team.
23 May 2019
Politics
UK’s ‘Protest’ Election Looks Pro-Brexit
Central and Eastern European nationals in the UK hoping for a pro-EU or “soft Brexit” outcome are likely to be disappointed. By Victoria Roberts
23 May 2019
News
Around the Bloc - 22 May
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: HIV parents in Russia; Czech pirates take on the EU; Djokovic’s legacy in Serbia; passwords for city access in Romania; electoral turmoil in Abkhazia.
22 May 2019
News
Around the Bloc - 21 May
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: press freedom in Russia; Islamic State accused in Tajik prison riot; a mass grave in Belarus; Ukraine’s new president swings into action; and Estonians cast ballots by mobile phone.
21 May 2019
People
The Balkan Migrant Trap
Thousands of rejected asylum seekers are in limbo in non-EU Balkan countries, unwilling players in a game of international hot potato. By Rose Joy Smith
21 May 2019
Society
How Turkish Food Turned Sexy
Turkish chefs are experimenting with new ways of “sharing” food – increasingly through social media. By Emel Altay
20 May 2019
Conflict & Diplomacy
Summit Exposes Strains in EU Eastern Policy

The party to celebrate 10 years of the Eastern Partnership ended on a low note.

By Ky Krauthamer
16 May 2019
Media
CNN’s Perplexing Choice of Czech News Partner
A station whose management openly instructed reporters to put a negative slant on migration is about to join the American network’s stellar international team. By Jana Ciglerova
15 May 2019
Environment
Ukraine’s Tycoons Are Greedy for Green

One of Europe’s poorest countries rewards renewable power producers with some of the highest subsidies in the world.

By Ky Krauthamer
14 May 2019
People
Kovy Versus Czech Apathy

One YouTuber’s journey to inform Czech youth, stay true to his identity, and remain relevant online.

By Talia Wiener
13 May 2019
Politics
Pocketbook Issues Dominate Lithuanian Presidential Campaign

But whose pocket? The urban middle classes are doing just fine, while country people see their share of the pie dwindling fast.

By Ky Krauthamer
10 May 2019
Society
Fighting Turkey’s ‘Onion’ Terror
By blaming market players for the ‘food terror’ of high prices – instead of agricultural policy – the government plays an unsustainable game. By Merve Ozcelik
9 May 2019
Conflict & Diplomacy
Viktor Orban’s East-West Balancing Act

The Hungarian premier is banking – in more ways than one – on strengthening ties with all the great powers.

By Ky Krauthamer
8 May 2019
Education
The Priest and the Professor

A young man has discovered that he didn't have to choose between his calling to the priesthood and his love for teaching and for Romanian literature.  

By Polina Cupcea
7 May 2019

COLUMNS

Fourth Estate
Once Upon a Time in Kyiv

Ukraine struggles in a web of fairy tales spun by its eastern neighbour.

By PETER GROSS
22 May 2019
Middle Europa
A Banking Haven No More Premium

Latvia’s time as a financial bridge between East and West has come to an end.

By MARTIN EHL
6 May 2019
Fourth Estate
Taking Stock of Playboy Since 1989 Premium

Looking back over nearly 30 years of local editions in TOL's region, can Playboy be satisfied with its track record?

By PETER GROSS
1 May 2019
Balkan Eye
Homes and a Scandal in Bulgaria Premium

How did the “Apartment-Gate” affair explode, when previous, bigger scandals failed to detonate?

By BOYKO VASSILEV
24 April 2019
Middle Europa
A Tale of Two Summits

China’s meetup with Central and East European countries was a stark contrast to the earlier EU-China event.

By MARTIN EHL
17 April 2019
Middle Europa
Divided They Remain

On the eve of a historic presidential election, Slovakia remains polarized despite the apparent popularity of the expected winner.

By MARTIN EHL
27 March 2019
Balkan Eye
History Has Been Weaponized Premium

References to Bulgaria in the Christchurch massacres have poisoned our national debate. We must disarm the radicals by removing history from their hands.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
22 March 2019

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