Central Europe & Baltics

4 January 2010
Scandal in Bohemia

A degree-granting affair opens the Czech public’s eyes to a burgeoning problem of university governance and financing.

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By Michael L. Smith
Martin Ehl

23 December 2009
Year of Populists and Nationalists Premium

Many new EU members are gearing up for bruising political battles in 2010, and hoping the strife doesn’t spread to the streets.

By Martin Ehl
Tokary Poland old woman
21 December 2009
Polish-Belarusian Border: Separate Lives Premium
Joining the EU brought many benefits to Poles and much harder lives for those living just the other side of the bloc’s new eastern border.
By Gosia Wozniacka and Wojciech Kosc
17 December 2009
Nowhere to Hide Premium

One of the backers of a proposed new whistleblowing law for Lithuania makes her case.

By Neringa Mickeviciute
16 December 2009
Street Theater Premium
An American filmmaker who witnessed the fall of communism in Prague attempts to re-create the Velvet Revolution on screen.
By Daniela Ivanova
cartoon free speech
11 December 2009
Fast-Forward, Rewind Premium
The past two decades have seen greater, if incomplete, media freedom in parts of the post-communist world, while the press in much of the former Soviet Union remains as handcuffed as ever.
By Christopher Walker


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