Around the Bloc

11 February 2014
Arrests, Trials for Media in Kazakhstan, An Opaque Russia-Hungary Nuke Deal Premium

Plus, Romania’s president is fined for an anti-Roma slur, and Sochi gets more black eyes in the press. 

By Piers Lawson, Sarah Fluck, Aliona Kachkan and Karlo Marinovic
10 February 2014
Croatia to Tax the Church, Protests Oust Kosovo Academic Premium

Plus, a Russian nationalist faces charges for a gay-abuse video and Tajikistan’s clerics preach anti-gay sermons.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Barbara Frye, Aliona Kachkan, and Karlo Marinovic
7 February 2014
Unrest Spreads in Bosnia, Macedonia Adopts Chemical Castration Premium

Plus, police in Slovakia launch a belated probe into a skinhead attack and half of Tajikistan’s GDP comes from remittances.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Karlo Marinovic
6 February 2014
Teething Pains in Sochi, A Costly Mining Dispute in Kyrgyzstan Premium

Plus, foreign investors lose their taste for Mongolia and Brussels loses patience with Kyiv.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, and Aliona Kachkan
5 February 2014
Lithuania Backs Ukrainian Protester’s Torture Claim, Russia Arrests Olympic Critics Premium

Plus, Kazakhstan says Pentagon-funded lab will be used for peaceful research only, and the Czech president invites an unlikely pair to Prague.

By Sarah Fluck, Aliona Kachkan, and Ky Krauthamer
4 February 2014
Stark Warnings in EU Corruption Survey, Bulgarian President Backs Compulsory Voting Premium

Plus, a controversial Russian lawmaker stands up to the ‘fascist’ threat to Kosovo Serbs, and a sci-fi thriller begins shooting in Minsk under official auspices.

By Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, Aliona Kachkan, and Ky Krauthamer
3 February 2014
Pro-Ukraine Protesters in Jail in Uzbekistan, Russia Kills Dogs Ahead of Olympics Premium

Plus, a Moldovan region opens the door to secession and a Kosovo Serb held on war-crimes charges will run for office.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, and Aliona Kachkan
31 January 2014
Russia IDs Volgograd Bombers, Major Serbian Pol Steps Down Premium

Plus, Georgia investigates a 'corpse' video and Azerbaijan sees a string of self-immolations.

By S. Adam Cardais, Aliona Kachkan, and Karlo Marinovic
30 January 2014
Russia Puts Hold on Ukraine Loan, Poland Turns to Nukes Premium

Plus, Kazakhstan eyes sweeping anti-strike legislation and Croatia tightens its belt under EU pressure.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Karlo Marinovic, and Aliona Kachkan
29 January 2014
Lithuanian Pork Banned in Swine Fever Worries, Russia Warns Against Bitcoins Premium

Plus, a Russian billionaire unloads his assets to concentrate on politics, and Mongolian eco-activists face 21 years in prison.

By Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, and Aliona Kachkan


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