Inside the Fight Over Russia’s Domestic Violence Law
By Alexey Yurtaev — Who is preventing Russia’s domestic violence legislation from going ahead – and does it have any future? Read more.
A Failure for Fake News
By Peter Gross — Despite all the disinformation during Romania’s presidential election, citizens were not tricked, and rejected both the “lying” media and the candidate favored by them. Read more.
Slow Progress on Moldova’s Thorny Judicial Reforms
By Victoria Dodon — Ambitious judicial reform clashes with political self-interest — yet again. Read more.
A Look Back at Romania’s Hopeful Presidential Election
By Brindusa Armanca and Peter Gross — Last November’s reelection of Klaus Iohannis offers substance to claims that the country is on a path to rejecting corruption, political circuses, and nationalist proclivities. Read more.
North Macedonia: Downstream Dreams End in a Cocktail of Pollution
By Vidi Vaka — Even if all the country’s decrepit water treatment plants were fit for service, they could only provide clean water to a fourth of the country’s people. Read more.
Around the Bloc – 17 February
Headlines from around the region: Russian provocateur shakes up French politics; Srebrenica survivors still homeless; no progress on Nagorno-Karabakh; no U.S. visas for Kyrgyzstan; and two Russian movies to watch out for. Read more.
Around the Bloc – 14 February
Headlines from around the region: a young man on the rise; Hungarian public opinion; Air Serbia; a Russian banker’s fall from grace; and more charges against Bulgarian billionaire Vasil Bozhkov. Read more.
Around the Bloc – 12 February
Headlines from around the region: Pussy Riot in trouble; Belarus uses oil reserves; Ukraine’s new chief of staff’s Giuliani connection; ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia; and Mongolia and the coronavirus. Read more.
Around the Bloc – 11 February
Headlines from around the region: anarchists sentenced in Russia; more jail time for Gigi Ugulava; rights for gay couples in Croatia; a banking scandal in Lithuania; and an amused Russian TV anchor. Read more.
Around the Bloc – 10 February
Headlines from around the region: civil unrest in Kazakhstan; a step closer to sacking judges in Armenia; a (potential) Nemtsov Square in Prague; a groundbreaking TV series about Ukrainian teenagers; and refugees learning AI in Bulgaria. Read more.
Around the Bloc – 7 February
Headlines from around the region: elections in Azerbaijan; Lithuania warns against spies; Insta-quarantine in Russia; Albania reckons with earthquake bill; and the sources of prosperity in Kyrgyzstan. Read more.