Around the Bloc
154 Films in Search of an Audience, in Kosovo and Beyond

How do you grow the local film industry in a country with just three year-round cinemas?

19 April 2019
Around the Bloc
Polish ‘Fort Trump’ Could Become Reality

Warsaw seeks a permanent American base on its soil. Meanwhile, it’s generously funding far-right self-defense groups.

19 April 2019
Economy & Business
The Attempted Telegram Ban – One Year Later
The channels of this popular messaging app became the go-to place for Russian political gossip and leaks – and a threat to Vladimir Putin. By Dan Tran
18 April 2019
Around the Bloc
Gazprom Ends Boycott of Turkmen Gas

Though modest, the deal brings a rare ray of hope for Turkmenistan’s shrinking state finances.

18 April 2019
Around the Bloc
Russian Death Squad in Custody, Ukraine Spy Chief Claims

Dramatic announcement could boost Petro Poroshenko’s standing days before the presidential runoff.

18 April 2019
Around the Bloc
Romania Read the Riot Act

European Commission makes clear that time is running out before severe consequences, including suspension of voting rights.

17 April 2019
Around the Bloc
Confusion in Bishkek as President’s Rival Cancels Homecoming

Omurbek Babanov earlier said he would address supporters in mass rally despite the charges against him.

16 April 2019
Around the Bloc
Mirjana Markovic, Milosevic’s Partner in Life and Power, Dies at 76

Slobodan Milosevic’s widow wielded great influence in her own right and faced allegations of complicity in liquidating his critics.

16 April 2019
Politics
Will the Real Volodymyr Zelenskiy Now Stand Up
Does new information about the genesis of his TV show reveal that the favorite in Ukraine’s presidential election has a hitherto unsuspected genius for politics?

Does new information about the genesis of his TV show reveal that the favorite in Ukraine’s presidential election has a hitherto unsuspected genius for politics?

By Dmytro Babachanakh
10 April 2019
Arts & Culture
Nut Jobs
He spent half a year in an Israeli prison, and he's sometimes mistaken for a terrorist on the metro. This Minsk native is the world's only sculptor creating figures out of hex nuts. By CityDog.by
2 April 2019
Politics
PremiumIs Erdogan Scared Ahead of Upcoming Elections?
With Turkey set to vote this Sunday in local elections, polls suggest a possible swing toward opposition parties, leading the president to up his already fiery campaign style. By Cagri Sari
29 March 2019
Education
If We Were Roma, We Wouldn't Come Back From Britain

Two Slovak journalists traveled to the UK to meet members of the Slovak Roma minority who had left their homeland, and found success stories. What is it that the British do so differently? From the Slovak weekly Tyzden.

By Denisa Gdovinova and Filip Olsovsky
25 March 2019
Society
PremiumFrom Ecology to Tolerance: Breaking Ice on the Dniester

With practically no official contact between Moldova and Transdniester, both sides quietly work with civil society to rebuild trust. 

By Madalin Necsutu and Ilie Gulca
21 March 2019
Conflict & Diplomacy
PremiumLong-Distance Hatred: How the NZ Massacre Echoed Balkan War Crimes
It was no mere coincidence that the terrorist behind last week's attack on two mosques in New Zealand made explicit references to the Bosnian Serb leaders and the Bosnian War. By Hariz Halilovich
19 March 2019
Politics
‘You Have the Justice System, We Have Drums and Culture’
Moldova's recent parliamentary election may have been business as usual, but there are signs that campaigners are gathering momentum in their fight against the country's oligarchic system of power. From openDemocracy. By Daniela Prugger
11 March 2019
People
The Freedom to Be Yourself

How can you overcome prejudices and the social pressure of being somebody, when you're only 20? From Decat o Revista.

By Alexandra Tipter
8 March 2019
Economy & Business
As Russia Loses Its Luster, Tajik Laborers Head to Turkey
Tajikistan’s corruption and wretched economy force many to work abroad. From EurasiaNet.
6 March 2019
Arts & Culture
PremiumYou Say You Want a Revolution?

As they celebrate their 50th anniversary, legendary Czech band Plastic People of the Universe continue to play and live through their music that helped topple communism.

By Megan Sokol and Ioana Caloianu
4 March 2019

COLUMNS

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
Fourth Estate
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
Fourth Estate
Living With the Wolf at the Door – and at Home

Liberal democracy and press freedom have been under threat for so long that warnings are losing their effectiveness.

By PETER GROSS
18 March 2019
Middle Europa
Springtime for Change?

A new crop of liberal politicians offers fresh shoots for Central Europe this spring.

By MARTIN EHL
13 March 2019
Balkan Eye
Bulgaria’s Culture Wars Premium

Now we have some of the West’s problems, but there is a silver lining.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
1 March 2019
Middle Europa
Kaczynski’s Risky Road Ahead Premium

Poland's governing party and its leader seem little affected by mounting scandals, but it’s a big chance to take that the situation will continue.

By MARTIN EHL
15 February 2019

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