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Art in Ruins
Street art speaks to locals in Mostar.
By Bruno Stojcic and Asja Celebic

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March 14

Moldova Needs to Continue Reforms, EU Report Says
Although implementation of Association Agreement has progressed, more efforts are needed to “improve the rule of law and the business environment.”

March 13
Warsaw’s Fury Over Tusk Re-election
Government threatens to stymie EU initiatives as row with Brussels rolls on. 

Albanian Opposition Demands PM’s Resignation
Ties between socialist pols and cannabis farmers could affect June elections, opposition claims. 

Romania Urges Vaccinations to Stop Measles Outbreak
Could the anti-vaccination movement be responsible for the deaths of 17 children? 

Gazprom Agrees to Stiff EU Conditions
If deal passes muster in the member states, it could lift the threat of massive fines on the Russian energy giant.

March 10
Hungarian NGOs Fear Impact of ‘Foreign Agent’ Law
A bill soon to go before lawmakers will oblige NGOs to submit financial details and foreign funding sources.

“Czech Donald Trump” To Run Again for President
Milos Zeman, one of Europe’s most ardent admirers of his U.S. counterpart, will seek re-election, likely running on anti-immigrant platform.  

No Parasites in Their Ranks
Lukashenka suspends “parasite law,” but orders civil servants to make sure all of their relatives have a job.

Putin and Trump: Where From Here? 
They might outwardly seem willing to wheel and deal. But it’s increasingly difficult to see how any agreement might actually look.
By Peter Rutland

The Question of the Poor East 
A success story at first glance, southeastern Poland’s development is still lagging behind in areas needed to make the locals happy.  
By Martin Ehl 

Slovenia Basks in Melania Trump’s Reflected Glow 
Local businesses cautioned not to abuse the future first lady’s name and image.

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