Around the Bloc

16 September 2013
Workers March in Warsaw, Shell Readies to Drill in Ukraine

Plus, prosecutors go after perpetrators in a Kosovo anti-gay attack and a U.S. court says a murder suspect must face trial in the Czech Republic.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Jennifer Day
 
13 September 2013
Putin Ally Inaugurated as Moscow Mayor, Ukraine Extradites Russian Extremist

Plus, Poland's ruling party takes another hit and investigators find a huge mass grave in Bosnia.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
 
12 September 2013
Poll Shows Who’s ‘Not’ Russian, EU Demands Fair Play in Trade Pact Struggle

Also, Poland's foreign minister claims to have stayed the U.S.' hand in Syria and Albania names a Socialist leader as premier.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 
Jaroslaw Gowin
11 September 2013
Putin Murder Plotter Sentenced, Polish Ruling Party Clings to Shrinking Majority

Plus, a Tajikistani opposition alliance names its presidential candidate and Chechnya tries to defuse talk of a refugee exodus to Germany.

By Ioana Caloianu and Ky Krauthamer
 
10 September 2013
On the Way Down, a Desperate Grab by Tusk

Poland's prime minister raids the country's private pension funds.

By Martin Ehl
 
10 September 2013
Navalny Charges Fraud in Moscow Vote, Balkan Trade Skirmish Heats Up

Plus, Bulgaria closes the books on Markov assassination and a new lake appears in the Turkmen desert.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady
 
9 September 2013
Opposition Strength Surprises in Russian City Voting, Report Says Moscow Sneaking Weapons Into Syria

Plus, Bucharest's strays are in the cross hairs after a child's mauling death and Skopje feels pressure over a journalist's jailing.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
 
6 September 2013
G20 Summit Opens In Russia, Georgia Destroys Secret Videos

Plus, Hungary's leading party goes vote hunting, and a new film explores the masculine influence on Ukraine’s topless feminists.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
 
5 September 2013
Putin 'Doesn't Exclude' Syria Strike, Turkmenistan, China Sign Major Gas Deal

Plus, more protests erupt in Croatia over Cyrillic signs, and Romania launches a landmark communist-era crimes case.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
 
4 September 2013
Floods Rage Unabated on Russia-China Border, Armenia Joins Eurasian Bloc

Plus, Russia bars the door to a Kosovan soccer player and Bosnian miners stage an underground strike.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Vladimir Matan
 

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