Middle Europa: Literary Recognition Prompts Ig-Nobel Culture War
With two Polish writers scooping a Nobel Prize for literature and a Netflix series, respectively, Poland should be enjoying its laurels – but is instead engaged in culture war.
Around the Bloc – 16 December
In the news: U.S. Senate recognizes Armenian genocide; torture in
Uzbekistan; Romania commemorates revolution; the pope and Montenegro;
and refugees in Bosnia.
Around the Bloc – 13 December
Headlines from around the region: climate neutrality without Poland; five detained over Pavel Sheremet murder; Tudjman’s heirs; Serbia, Russia and NATO; and Tajik money woes.
Regional highlights: Russia’s sports ban; Romanian refinery off the hook;
a landmark Russian court ruling; a Latvian oligarch’s Treasury problem;
and hate speech in Slovakia.
Former Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu sat down with Transitions a few weeks before her government collapsed – a big blow to reformers not only at home but across the region.
By Jeremy Druker
11 December 2019
Around the Bloc – 11 December
TOL’s regional news roundup: Poroshenko faces treason trial; St. Petersburg bomb
trial; mass shooting in Czechia; Kosovo and Serbia; and Eastern Partnership countries.
Society: New York in the Donbas
As Ukraine and Russia once again come to the negotiating table, a frontline town is trying to put itself back on the map. From openDemocracy.By Daniela Prugger10 December 2019
Around the Bloc – 10 December
into deadly earthquake; Kazakhs and China; long-lived Azeris; and the Putin-Zelenskiy
summer journalism course which is taking place in Prague July 11 – 26, 2020.
Opinion: Uncivil War
Croatia rejects The Hague’s shock therapy, and gains a new saint.
by Uffe Andersen
10 January 2018
People: A Future President?
Viktor Yushchenko may have been Ukraine’s most popular politician for the past two years, but his weaknesses may still mean
he fails to become the next president.
By Ivan Lozowy
17 September 2004
The violence in northern Kosovo underlines yet again how the Serbia-Kosovo relationship is an emotionally charged bundle of problems capable of unraveling at any time.
by Tihomir Loza
4 August 2011
People: A Bitter Pill
The Eastern Europeans are crying foul over the EU’s acceptance of restrictions on the free movement of labor for new members.
by Yordanka Nedyalkova and Victor Gomez
26 July 2001