The Moldovan government took a big step yesterday, approving a plan to eliminate conscription, but does the country really need a professional army? From Ziarul de Garda, a news and analysis site.
Critics say performance will further stoke nationalist feelings, already running high with anti-Soros, anti-migrant legislation passed earlier this week.
Powerful pol found guilty of graft, as his party debates legal changes that could shield corrupt officials.
Protest against lack of transparency in agricultural sector is inspired by the work of a slain journalist.
A prominent Karabakh war veteran faces corruption allegations as the new authorities continue phasing out former government officials.
The turmoil of the 1990s has left a lasting mark on the region in the form of high levels of gun ownership.
Poland, long a major source of emigration, is increasingly becoming a magnet for workers from poorer countries to its east.
Officials have made direct contact with the Taliban as a prelude to peace talks.
A de facto ban on drinking alcohol has transformed the atmosphere around popular hangout spots in Istanbul, much to the chagrin of some locals.By Cagri Sari
In an interview, prominent Hungarian political scientist Peter Kreko talks about fake news, Hungarian-style, the anti-Soros campaign, Hungarian-American relations, and more. From VSquare.By Anita Komuves
Mirsaidov was swiftly arrested after complaining to the president about corruption. From Eurasianet.
The alleged mastermind before the assassination plot targeting the Russian journalist claims that he was a counterintelligence agent – or was he? From Hromadske International.
An Armenian organization is trying to step in where state support programs for the integration of orphans fall short. From JAMnews.By Gayane Mkrtchyan
As new textbooks on Russian history, close to the Kremlin playbook, are rolled out in the country’s high schools, some teachers make clear that they are not so easily fooled.By Wasse Jonkhans
Six months after Ankara banned all public LGBTI events, not much has changed – including the determination of the community to fight back. Here's the view from a young Turkish LGBTI activist and journalist.By Yildiz Tar
In an interview with Hromadske, policy expert Alina Mungiu-Pippidi assesses the success of Ukraine's anti-corruption reforms.By Mariia Ulianovska
The verdict will be announced next week in a trial that has rattled the upper echelons of the Turkish political elite, but it was a brave woman’s tweets that broke the media’s silence over the case.By Can Semercioglu
International criticism is shaping the strategic direction of Putin’s fourth term. From The Conversation.By Gerhard Schnyder
Refugee labor, including children, toil away in Turkish sweatshops with apparently little scrutiny from the authorities.By Davut Firat Turgut
Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s recent disappearance from the political scene shows the impending disaster caused by such centralized rule.By MARTIN EHL
Despite their lack of visibility, minority-language newspapers in Romania serve a key function in maintaining the country’s multiethnic fabric.By PETER GROSS
The shifting sands in Washington’s relationship with Russia and the EU are calling for Central Europe to reevaluate its partnership with the U.S., too.By MARTIN EHL
Roger Waters sent a message during his concert in Bulgaria that led some to think that the revered musician was a little out of his depth in modern politics.By BOYKO VASSILEV
A recent poll on attitudes toward the EU in the Visegrad countries reveals split views of Brussels – something local politicians have been all too ready to exploit.By MARTIN EHL
While dismal media freedom rankings for TOL’s coverage region are commonplace this time of the year, the recent surge in citizen activism shows that people are no longer so willing to grin and bear such infringements.By PETER GROSS
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