Around the Bloc

3 September 2013
Romanians March Against Controversial Gold Mine, Ukrainian Opposition Leaders Meet EU’s Fuele

Plus, concertgoers go on a rampage in Almaty and Iran frees six Slovak paragliders.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Vladimir Matan
 
2 September 2013
A Hepatitis Outbreak in Kazakhstan, a Fight Over Green Energy in Romania

Plus, religious groups in Poland sue for the right of non-stun slaughter and an ailing, overlooked Russian activist languishes in prison.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
 
30 August 2013
Putin Orders Flood Inquiry, Trouble at The Hague?

Plus, 13 are convicted in a gruesome Kazakhstani prisoner abuse case, and Russia cuts the oil flow to Belarus.

By S. Adam Cardais, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
 

29 August 2013
Putin Can’t Handle Homoerotic Joke, Amnesty Slams UN in Kosovo over anti-Serb violence
Plus, Azerbaijan bars an opposition candidate and Lithuania aims its antinuclear pique at a Russian enclave.
By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
 
Akhmed Kotiyev 100
28 August 2013
Ingush Security Chief Dead in Ambush, Gas Pipeline Breaks Ground in Moldova

Plus, a case of plague rattles Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia reviews restrictions on foreign investments in the vital mining sector.

By Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
 
27 August 2013
Belarus-Russia Potash War Heats Up, Georgian War Drama Honored in Sarajevo

Plus, Bulgaria’s ex-premier kicks off a new career and the secret behind Estonia’s energy independence.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan and Sintija Treimane
 
26 August 2013
Azerbaijan’s Opposition Takes Out Insurance, Hungary’s Left Struggles to Unite

Plus, Pristina says it’s time for the UN's Kosovo mission to close, and Cossacks protest a show by their hip-swaying namesakes.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
 
23 August 2013
Gay Olympians Will be Safe, Russia Promises, Georgians Release Tajik Journalist
Plus, Amnesty faults Armenian gay and media rights, and the EU warns Croatia over an extradition law.
By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
 
22 August 2013
New Czech Coalition May Include Communists, Russia Lets Ukraine off With a Warning

Also, Azerbaijan's new libel law’s first conviction is a bank whistleblower, and Bulgaria’s refugee authorities throw up their hands.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
 
21 August 2013
Nine Killed in Dagestan Shootout, Albania Cracks Down on Illegal Buildings
Plus, UNESCO will assess Lake Ohrid development plans and the secret NSA document that uncovered a mole at the very top of Yugoslavia’s communist regime.
By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan and Sintija Treimane
 

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