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New at Transitions Online:                                                                   12 May 2015
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COLUMNS & FEATURES
Media 
Media Serfdom in Ukraine
The Revolution of Dignity did not extend to the country’s press. From openDemocracy.
By Otar Dovzhenko

MIDDLE EUROPA
A Wake-up Call in Poland
The incumbent president’s second-place finish in the first round of elections throws Polish politics into disarray.
By MARTIN EHL
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AROUND THE BLOC
12 May 2015
Macedonia Charges 30 Over Weekend Attack, Posthumous Nemtsov Report Released
Plus, China loans billions to Belarus; Turkmenistan inks economic deals with Iran amid revived talk of a gas pipeline to Europe.

11 May 2015
At Least 22 Killed in Macedonia Clash, Polish Voters Deliver Blow to President
Plus, Georgian leaders press EU for visa liberalization, and Zeman’s visit to Moscow angers Czech opposition.
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FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK
The Eastern Partnership Summit: A Cheat Sheet
For those playing along at home, a rundown of who will be there and what’s at stake.
By Alexander Silady, Martha Tesema, and Barbara Frye

Pole Watching
Upwardly mobile Polish voters finally flexed their muscle. But Poles overall remain sadly apathetic democrats.
By TOL

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