Around the Bloc
Progressive Candidate Clear Winner in Slovak Presidential Poll

Far-right voters could hold the balance in the 30 March runoff.

18 March 2019
Around the Bloc
50 Azeri Prisoners of Conscience Freed

Presidential amnesty includes political opponents, rights campaigners, and youth activists.

18 March 2019
Around the Bloc
Kremlin Floats Plan to Create Millions of New Citizens

Citizenship offer aimed at inducing Russian speakers from the neighborhood to move to the motherland.

15 March 2019
Around the Bloc
Hopes Rise for Captive Russian Whales

Authorities say the belugas and orcas will eventually be transferred to a special facility. But can they survive the trip?

15 March 2019
Around the Bloc
Turks Deported From Kosovo Face Long Jail Terms

Kosovo’s leaders claim they knew nothing of the operation against six men Ankara says belong to the Gulenist movement.

15 March 2019
Around the Bloc
An Offer Tourists Can’t Refuse

Albania has plenty to offer: golden beaches, soaring mountains, ancient ruins. And kidnappers.

14 March 2019
Around the Bloc
Senior Chechen Official Denies Declaring Feud Against Blogger

Popular on social media in Chechnya, Tumso Abdurakhmanov is seeking asylum in Poland.

14 March 2019
Around the Bloc
‘No Limitations’ on Ukraine’s Missile Force: Poroshenko

Kyiv says the collapse of a landmark Cold War arms-control pact gives it a free hand to develop new ballistic missiles.

14 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
You 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
Society
The Real Housewives of the AKP

A crucial element for President Erdogan’s party hold on power remains its appeal among a majority of Turkey’s 11 million housewives, many of them conservative.

By Gokce Cicek Kosedagi
27 February 2019
Politics
PremiumThe Agreement Over Macedonia’s Name Is a Glimmer of Hope in Europe

Now that the country has signed its NATO accession agreement and officially changed its name, the United States, among others, should step up to the plate and boost support.

By Jonathan D. Katz, Evelyn Farkas, and Zhikica (Zach) Pagovski
13 February 2019
Society
PremiumVelvet Memories Slipping Through Our Fingers?

As the 30th anniversary of 1989’s anti-communist revolution approaches later this year, many young Czechs will likely wonder what all the commotion is about.

By Katherine Schulte and Megan Sokol
12 February 2019
Media
PremiumTwitter, the Turkish State’s New Political Tool

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be fighting the March local elections in ‘eco-friendly’ cyberspace, following the opposition’s pioneering use of social media for politics.

By Sahra Atila
6 February 2019
Economy & Business
Arresting Huawei’s March on Warsaw

The arrest of Huawei’s executive in Poland on espionage charges could have a ripple effect globally, but Beijing has so far responded with caution. From Sinopsis.

By Lukasz Sarek
4 February 2019
Books
PremiumReading the River

Transport route, energy source, and symbol of identity, the Dnipro cuts a broad swathe across Ukraine’s national consciousness.

By Mykola Riabchuk
30 January 2019
Society
PremiumFaith in Feminism

A devout, hijab-wearing Muslim is the co-founder of a website that has become a platform for questioning male-dominated interpretations of Islam.

By Gorkem Pancaroglu and Adem Emre Topcu
29 January 2019
Society
PremiumTurning Throwaways Into Gold

Belarus’s KaliLaska repurposes tons of unneeded things into something vitally important for dozens of individuals across the country, but it isn’t easy running a social business.

By Aleksandra Savinich
24 January 2019
People
The Living Front of Stanislav Markelov

Ten years ago, activist lawyer Stanislav Markelov was murdered in Moscow. His legacy tells us why anti-fascism remains vitally important in Russia today. From openDemocracy.

By Kirill Medvedev
23 January 2019
Society
PremiumLGBT Muslims Struggle to Find Their Place in Turkey

Amid growing conservatism in Turkey, three individuals explain that their Muslim faith and non-heterosexual orientation are not mutually exclusive.

By Umut Guven
21 January 2019

COLUMNS

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

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
Fourth Estate
The Under-Recognized Guardians of Freedom Premium

The importance of media academics, especially those with an appetite for public service, is often under-played.

By PETER GROSS
11 February 2019
Middle Europa
Central Europe Picks up the Pace of Arms Race Premium

Billion-dollar purchases are escalating, and not all of the added value is military-related.

By MARTIN EHL
30 January 2019
Balkan Eye
Mr. President, Lend Me Your Ear! Premium

Bulgaria considers how to attract Trump's attention, given that Melania might not be the best conduit.

By BOYKO VASSILEV
23 January 2019

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