Around the Bloc

14 October 2013
Anti-Migrant Violence in Moscow, Anti-EU Rhetoric in Armenia

Plus, Czechs get prison sentences in a case linked to a 1990s privatization, and Romania’s plan to kill strays sets off protests.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
O. Bobonazarova
11 October 2013
Solidarity’s Cradle on the Skids, Tajikistan Opposition Candidate Bows Out of Election

Plus, activists plead with Ashgabat for information on those jailed for 2002 attempt on Niyazov’s life, and Russian troops step up work on a barrier between South Ossetia and Georgia.

By Ky Krauthamer and Alexander Silady
10 October 2013
Major Flaws Cast Shadow on Azerbaijan Election, Russia Has No Rivals in Wealth Inequality
Plus, Chevron nixes an exploration deal in Lithuania and Putin wants to merge two high courts.
By Erik N. Nelson, Barbara Frye, Alexander Silady, and Martha Tesema
9 October 2013
Belgrade Tightens Its Belt, Kyrgyzstan Mine Protests Flare Again

Plus, despite a ‘horrific’ budget shortfall, Russia boosts nuke spending, and Armenia holds a 'get out of jail day.'

By S. Adam Cardais, Barbara Frye, and Ioana Caloianu
8 October 2013
Unprecedented E-Security for Sochi Olympics, Top Romanian Official Charged with Vote Rigging

Plus, new studies are unlikely to defuse the controversy over Tajikistan’s Rogun dam, and do the Balkan countries need a new police force?

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady
7 October 2013
West Fears New Migrants from the East

Plus, the EU and UN complain about Azerbaijan’s rights record before the election, and Russia keeps an anti-Putin protester in psychiatric custody.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
4 October 2013
EU Goes After Gazprom, Bailout Looms Amid Slovenian Political Row
Plus, Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy, and Serbia threatens to quit Kosovo talks.
By S. Adam Cardais and Alexander Silady
Linas Linkevicius
3 October 2013
Latvians Get a First Peek at Euro Prices, Armenia Cements New Russian Tilt

Plus, Central Europe’s economy shows more signs of growth while Lithuania suggests it could blockade Kaliningrad.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Alexander Silady, and Martha Tesema
Lazar Krstic
2 October 2013
Serbia Rebuilds Bridges to IMF, Russian Public Digs Deep for Flood Victims

Plus, 27 Croatian Roma go on trial for child crime ring and Uzbekistani leader Karimov’s non-singing daughter gives a rare interview.

By Ioana Caloianu and Ky Krauthamer
Ales Byalyatski
1 October 2013
Bosnian Census Begins, Hungary’s Homeless Face New Legal Hurdles

Plus, jailed Belarusian dissident Byalyatski wins major rights award and scientists say EU rules may be harmful to protected brown bear populations.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady


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