Around the Bloc

6 January 2014
Historic Croatian Corruption Bust Nabs Doctors, Bulgaria Blasted for Refugee Treatment Premium

Plus, the only Western energy company in Uzbekistan abruptly pulls out and protesters look for new tactics in Ukraine.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Karlo Marinovic
20 December 2013
Ukraine Offers Protest Amnesty, Serbia’s EU Hopes Complicated by Gazprom Deal

Plus, Lithuania’s president decides to skip the Olympics and VIPs in Tajikistan reportedly drive cars stolen in Germany.

By Barbara Frye, Jeremy Druker, and Karlo Marinovic
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
19 December 2013
Putin to Free Khodorkovsky, Baku Arrests a Regime Critic

Plus, Albania becomes the latest country to scrap the flat tax, and developers see no end to Eastern Europe’s shopping mall boom.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic

18 December 2013
Putin Saves Kyiv’s Bacon, Belgrade Gets January Date for EU Entry Talks

Plus, Azerbaijan-EU gas corridor gets the go-ahead, and Bosnian students are bitter over exclusion from Erasmus exchange program.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
Juozas Olekas
17 December 2013
Moscow Deploys Missiles on NATO Border, Armenia Condemns Karabakh Shooting

Plus, a potential Eurasian Customs Union country gets cold feet and a Pussy Riot member wins a (small) reprieve.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Karlo Marinovic
16 December 2013
Mass Grave Found in Serbia, Kyiv Takes Stock After Latest Huge Rally

Plus, Slovenia and Bulgaria try to reassure jittery investors, and Turkmenistan holds a ‘multiparty’ election.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
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13 December 2013
Putin Casts Russia as Moral Beacon, Romanian Lawmakers Slated Over Corruption Bill

Plus, Gazprom buys a Kyrgyz gas company for a song, and Croatia’s government seeks to reverse bad publicity over gay marriage ban.

By S. Adam Cardais and Karlo Marinovic
12 December 2013
Yanukovych ‘Intends’ to Sign EU Deal, Bosnia Probes Loss of EU Funds

Plus, economies in Southeastern Europe show signs of renewed health, and Latvia foresees a smooth euro adoption despite political uncertainty.

By S. Adam Cardais, Karlo Marinovic, and Alexander Silady
11 December 2013
Kyiv Police Storm Independence Square Protests, Left-Led Coalition to Form Next Czech Government

Plus, Romania and Israel are in a row over migrant workers, and an airline’s failure clips Albanian travelers’ wings.

By Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
Leonid Kravchuk
10 December 2013
Ukrainian Presidents Discuss Political Crisis, Serbia Looks to Lift GMO Ban

Plus, a human rights court punishes Turkey for illegal deportations of Uzbeks, and the dual-screen YotaPhone proves a hit with Kremlin officials.

By Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, and Alexander Silady


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