Society

11 February 2013
Georgia’s Political Divide Turns Violent, Moldova Probes Russian Money-Laundering

Plus, the Balkans have Europe’s dirtiest air, and Romania and Hungary spar over a flag.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anna Novosad, Richard Parrish, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
8 February 2013
Ukraine Detains Ex-Tajik Leader, Anger After Albanian Protest Shooting Acquittal Premium

Plus, a media watchdog slams 'Cold War-style' threats in Bulgaria, and billions are wasted in Russian defense.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anna Novosad
 
7 February 2013
Bulgaria Cites Hezbollah Role in Burgas Blast, Sochi Olympic Construction Mired in Muck Premium

Plus, Thousands of Baltic farmers protest EU subsidies and Romanian civil society groups want a ban on state support to churches.

By Nirvana Bhatia, Ioana Caloianu, Anna Novosad, Richard Parrish, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
7 February 2013
Bulgaria: We’re More Than Just Guns Premium

Would that the country’s recent rare turns in the international spotlight had not involved firearms.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
6 February 2013
Strasbourg Court Ruling Infuriates Warsaw, War Novel Enrages Azerbaijani Public Premium

Plus, hard currency becomes scarce in Uzbekistan and Lithuania endures a cold winter to spite Gazprom.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ky Krauthamer, Anna Novosad, Richard Parrish, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
6 February 2013
Why Do Russian Judges Act That Way? Premium

An expert on the Russian judiciary explains why the country’s judges can’t – or won’t – exercise their independence.

By Sergey Chernov
 

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