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Bad Parents?

By S. Adam Cardais + November 22nd, 2012

In Central and Eastern Europe, have foreign banks done more harm than good?

Back to Square One

By Jeremy Druker + November 14th, 2012

The stream of racist comments that spewed forth from a group of students in Jihlava shocked me, but I guess I should have known better.

The Austerity Argument

By S. Adam Cardais + November 8th, 2012

What does Estonia say about the merits of belt-tightening in a crisis?

Punching out Saakashvili’s Lights

By Barbara Frye + November 7th, 2012

Georgia’s new prime minister is gunning to evict the president from the country’s immense presidential palace. Literally.

Is it Safe to Go Home Now?

By Ky Krauthamer + November 6th, 2012

Belgium’s “safe country of origin” list includes just seven countries, six from the Balkans.

Poland Leads World’s Business Reformers

By S. Adam Cardais + October 26th, 2012

Six of the top 10 reformers in Doing Business 2013 are TOL countries – and Poland is top dog worldwide

A Win for All Whistleblowers

By Jeremy Druker + October 24th, 2012

Libor Michalek,, who publicized corruption at the Czech Environmental Ministry, won election as a senator in a landslide victory and is wondering if he should now try for president. .

We Aren’t The Only Ones

By Jeremy Druker + October 19th, 2012

It was heartening to hear that AP agrees with us: It’s still worth covering this part of the region.

In Belarus, Dissent Your Father’s Activism

By Barbara Frye + October 19th, 2012

What it is about Belarus that brings out the funny?

Piano Player

By Jeremy Druker + October 10th, 2012

One of the leaders of the fast-growing online subscription system, Bratislava-based Piano, talks about the future of paid content, boiling frogs, surprising reader habits, and getting rid of trolls in Slovakia.

Another Russian Rights Worker in the Cross Hairs

By Barbara Frye + October 5th, 2012

We’ve been here before. Let’s hope it doesn’t lead where it often does.

In Bosnia, What’s Next?

By S. Adam Cardais + October 4th, 2012

Post-Dayton Bosnia is broken. Can it be fixed?

Pussy Riot Behind Bars

By S. Adam Cardais + September 27th, 2012

The Russian dissident punk rockers open up to GQ about their lives in prison

Would Serbs Trade Kosovo for the EU?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 21st, 2012

The question is in the air this week with Belgrade saying it might hold a referendum on Kosovo

The Root Cause of Domestic Violence in Hungary: Emancipation!

By Jeremy Druker + September 19th, 2012

A Fidesz member of parliament has his own particular explanation for the existence of domestic violence.

Kosovo: The Challenges Ahead

By S. Adam Cardais + September 13th, 2012

By gaining full independence this week, Kosovo reached a political milestone. But major hurdles remain.

Europe: Too Afraid to Fail?

By S. Adam Cardais + September 6th, 2012

Fear inspired the EU’s creation – will fear save it?

Reconciling Differences in Macedonian Classrooms

By Ky Krauthamer + September 3rd, 2012

Modernizing history textbooks is a Herculean job for a group of dedicated educators.

Tatarstan’s Word Wars

By Ky Krauthamer + August 27th, 2012

In the 1990s Tatarstan carved out a special role within the Russian Federation. In the 2000s much of that progress was rolled back by a resurgent Moscow, starting with an assault on the Latin alphabet.

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