Around the Bloc
Regional highlights: protest at Polish mines; Russia’s blacklist grows longer; Hunter Biden and Ukraine; coronavirus in Czechia; and eagle hunting in Mongolia.
Regional headlines: Lukashenka sworn in; controversial pension hike in Romania; Russian cult leader arrested; Balkans least accepting of migrants; and a Jewish museum in Azerbaijan.
Regional headlines: Roman Abramovich’s secret stakes; Navalny’s recovery; life in jail for Burgas bombers; gambling in Kosovo; and coronavirus in Georgia.
Regional headlines: UN and Belarus; Russian coronavirus treatments; Hungarian loan moratorium; a Romanian book heist; and crypto mining in Abkhazia.
Regional headlines: animal rights in Poland; war of words in Belarus; military games in Eastern Europe; informal payments in Moldova; and Turkmenistan dusts off Parthian past.
Will authorities worried about their jobs bow to the vocal anti-mask movement?
Crowdfunding is opening new horizons for democracy in the digital age.
The poisoning of Alexei Navalny is a grim reminder that Russian politics seems to operate by its own set of rules.
In Bulgaria, as in other places, the old ideal of media objectivity is giving way to the F-effect.
Central European sleuths use technology to detect and combat coronavirus disinformation.
The pandemic has prompted a revival of an old status symbol, but will it save the flailing tourist industry?
Bosnia seemed to be dealing with the pandemic so well, but that was before politicians started acting like their old selves and the public lost trust (again).
North Macedonia’s ruling parties should look familiar, but will their slim majority hold in parliament once EU accession negotiations accelerate?
A Moldovan journalist visits Georgia for a look at modern waste management methods in this famously hospitable country. From Moldova’s Diez news site.
In Moldova, a tiny volunteer operation runs the country’s sole suicide prevention hotline. From Moldova.org.