Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from October, 2005
Michael Manske says that a test of European drivers showing Slovenes to be the worst drivers of those tested has not only confirmed his fears of meeting his end in a Slovenian roundabout, but shown that perhaps he should be more worried.
Onnik Krikorian has photos from this weekend's protest against the destruction of Yerevan's parks.
Claire Wilkinson has photos of and a roundup of news concerning the recent protests for and against the government in Kyrgyzstan.
kazakhstan.neweurasia.net says that in the upcoming presidential election, President Nazarbaev is worried about winning by too big of a margin.
The Golden Road to Samarqand reports that Kyrgyzstan handles daylight savings time by changing not simply what time it is but what time zone the country is in.
azerbaijan.neweurasia.net reports on this week's parliamentary election news.
neweurasia‘s Olesya discusses the possibility of more EU sanctions on Uzbekistan.
The Glory of Carniola, a blog from Slovenia, deconstructs messages on a label from a package of fig spread from Croatia.
neweurasia says that no change is on the horizon in Kazakhstan's political system.
Oneworld Multimedia has a joke making the rounds in Georgia that reveals quite a bit about politics there.
Like with nearly all things related to Turkmenistan, Independence Day is a surreal affair. neweurasia has the details of this this year's celebration.
the beatroot reports on the troubled negotiations between Poland's Law and Justice and Civic Platform, the latter of which is presidential election runner-up Donald Tusk's party.
Oneworld Multimedia reports on corruption and construction in Yerevan.
Hungarian Accent rounds up discussion of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising in the Hungarian blogosphere.
Martuni or Bust!!! reports on a civil exchange regarding “cracking” on the metro.
PolBlog reports on the opinion polling scandal in the Polish presidential election.
the beatroot says that Poland's new president's stance on the death penalty and gay rights is causing problems for Poland with the EU.
The Glory of Carniola comments on the state of the Slovenian blogosphere
Ben Paarman reviews Saratan, a new Kyrgyz-German film, and reflects on the state of Kyrgyzstan after 14 years of independence.
Oneworld Multimedia has more photos and reporting on social social services in Georgia.
Notes from Hairenik reports on pollarding and other forms of tree abuse in Armenia.