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Around the Bloc – 19 November

Regional headlines: North Macedonia and Bulgaria; a Russian spy in the U.S. Army; mass COVID testing in Slovakia; Pompeo visits Tbilisi; and Kyrgyz presidential maneuvers. Read more.

Why I Post About the Belarus Crisis

Nothing can match the “disruptions” my old classmates are facing in their reality, an executive writes to his fellow professionals. Read more.

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Around the Bloc – 18 November

Regional headlines: EU budget mess; protecting Karabakh’s monuments; Putin power; Bosnian elections; and lights out in Abkhazia. Read more.

A Time to Heal the Body Politic

A prominent member of the Czech Romani community laments “a near-complete inability to warn Roma about the dangers of COVID itself.” Read more.

Pandemic Opens a Door to Curtailment of Digital Rights

COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on digital freedoms in Central and Southeastern Europe, but it’s going to be a challenge to roll back intrusive regulations. Read more.

Around the Bloc – 16 November

Regional headlines: Turmoil in Armenia; a new Moldovan president; Uzbek poverty; and fire devastates a COVID ward in Romania. Read more.

The Ancient Band of Shepherds Taking on a NATO Land Grab in Montenegro

Every day is critical in the pastoralists’ fight to save their ecosystems and way of life from the military training ground. From openDemocracy.Read more.

Around the Bloc – 13 November

Regional headlines: Orban likens EU to USSR; death sparks outrage in Belarus; pandemic fuels measles surge, a dog’s life in Turkmenistan; and soccer, now and then. Read more.