AROUND THE BLOC
Supply and Demand
Due to an increasingly restrictive border regime along the ‘Balkan route,’ the business of people smuggling is on the rise.
Georgia Says It Foiled Plot to Bomb Pipeline
Seven held on terrorism and other charges after explosives, weapons found near Tbilisi.
Prague City Hall Approved Anti-Islam Stunt
Controversial activist, previously charged with hate speech, brings his campaign against immigration to the city’s historic heart.
Russia’s Donbas ‘Buildup’: Threat or Bargaining Chip?
Ukrainian leader warns of possible Russian invasion, while the Pentagon tries to inject a note of realism into increasingly tense debate.
Chinese Company Builds New City in Georgia
Hualing, the largest single investor in Georgia, erects a whole new town outside Tbilisi as the New Silk Road reaches into the Caucasus.
Gazprom Vows to Build Nord Stream-2 Over Polish Objections
EU partners withdraw from joint venture with Russian company to avoid the threat of Polish legal action.
U.S. Closes In on Ukraine’s Firtash
The mega-wealthy businessman, who once partnered with Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, loses another round in extradition fight.
FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK
The Juggernaut Stumbles
The grim fate of Russia’s energy economy.
By Matthew Finkel
Pankisi Gorge No Terrorist Training Center, Georgian PM Says
Giorgi Kvirikashvili rejects Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s claim of a significant Islamic State presence in the mountain gorge bordering Chechnya.
Hundreds Hurt as Migrants Clash With Macedonian Police
Thousands remain in tents on the Greek-Macedonia border, unable to move north and unwilling to relocate elsewhere in Greece.
Georgian Billionaire Claims Credit Suisse Banker Took Him to Cleaners
Jailed wealth manager may also be accused of illegally tapping investments of Russians linked to Gazprom.
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