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Around the Bloc: Albanian MPs Foil Attempt to Arrest Ex-Minister
Affair is latest episode in political feuding over politicians’ alleged links to the massive drug trade.
26 October 2017

Around the Bloc: Baltic States Fear Demographic Collapse
Will economic migrants heed the calls by Lithuania and Latvia to come home?
26 October 2017

Around the Bloc: Boom and Bust in Belarusian Science &Technology
Private entrepreneurs are the driving force behind the country’s rising IT sector – but could they do it without the state at their back?
26 October 2017

Around the Bloc: Two Killed, One Ukrainian MP Injured in Suspected Bomb Blast
The explosion that seriously injured a nationalist Ukrainian lawmaker last night in Kyiv has claimed another life.
26 October 2017

Around the Bloc: Sobchak: ‘Against All’ Yet for Navalny?
The celebrity’s presidential campaign picks up speed, although few give her or anyone else a chance to unseat Putin.
25 October 2017

Around the Bloc: Hamstrung Moldovan President Loses Fight with Government
Igor Dodon vows again to replace the parliamentary form of government with a presidential state.
25 October 2017

Around the Bloc: Armenia Turns Spotlight on Domestic Violence
Parliament could soon consider bill to boost legal protection for violence victims despite opposition by conservative groups.
25 October 2017

Around the Bloc: New Ransomware Outbreak Hits Russia, Ukraine
‘Bad Rabbit’ looks a lot like the NotPetya attack that ravaged Ukrainian computer systems in June.
25 October 2017

Around the Bloc: Belarus Looks to Improve EU Ties
The former Soviet state sets its sights on expanding trade and economic relations, and developing new sources of foreign capital.
24 October 2017

Around the Bloc: Kremlin Gadfly Browder Loses, Regains U.S. Visa
Russia made its latest attempt to have Browder extradited as Canada was enacting its own Magnitsky law.
24 October 2017

Around the Bloc: Kyrgyzstan Won’t Let Astana Off the Hook
Government adds an unmet aid pledge to its list of grievances with Kazakhstan, although some progress made on border dispute.
24 October 2017

FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK                    

Albanian Justice Minister Fired         
Ylli Manjani had demanded arrest of suspected drug trafficker allegedly linked to a junior coalition party.         
31 January 2017                    

The Grandma Cartel           
For some elderly Albanian villagers, the only alternative to poverty is pot.           
9 December 2008