Around the Bloc

13 July 2018
Kazakhstan’s Strongman Gains Even More Power

Meanwhile, celebrations of the establishment of Astana as the capital 20 years ago include a giant squirrel art installation.

 
12 July 2018
Tajikistan Sentences Journalist to 12 Years in Jail

Khairullo Mirsaidov’s case has garnered little attention from the international community. From Eurasianet. 

 
12 July 2018
NATO Invites Macedonia to Begin Accession Talks

Poland, Baltic countries are anxiously watching the development of ongoing summit, hoping for increased security pledges.

 
11 July 2018
Israel Has Been Selling Firearms to Ukraine

The arms ended up being used by neo-Nazis, human right groups argue in a petition asking for the trade to stop.

 
10 July 2018
Investigation Into Albanian Communist-Era Victims Inches Closer to Reality

Progress in Tirana, but in nearby Serbia, another unsolved murder continues to cloud the country’s relations with the United States.

 
10 July 2018
Russia and Croatia Take World Cup Spotlight

Host country left the tournament after unexpectedly successful performance, while  its victorious opponent, Croatia, found itself surrounded by a number of controversies. 

 
9 July 2018
Soviet Dissident Levko Lukyanenko Dies at 89

The Ukrainian politician, who spent 25 years in Soviet prisons, helped craft Ukraine’s declaration of independence in August 1991, but also became known for white nationalism.

 
9 July 2018
Romanian President Dismisses Anti-Corruption Prosecutor

President Iohannis caves in, but he and others say they are convinced that the fight against graft will nonetheless continue.

 
9 July 2018
Brussels Hits Moldova Where It Hurts

Pressure grows for a re-run of disputed Chisinau mayoral election as rumors fly about oligarchs pulling the strings.

 
5 July 2018
Another Huge Banking Scandal Hits Baltics

A major Danish bank’s operations in Estonia are facing allegations of laundering as much as $8.3 billion.

 

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