Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from September, 2007
For the ongoing coverage of today's general election in Ukraine, visit Orange Ukraine (an overview of the day, foreign media coverage roundup and more), and Ukrainiana.
Taras of Ukrainiana has collected videos of campaign advertising by seven Ukrainian blocs and parties – and has translated their messages into English. An invaluable resource for anyone who would...
Our Man in Gdansk compares “Polish politics and normal, Irish politics.”
Our Man in Gdansk writes about one Argentine football player's attempt to learn Polish.
LEvko of Foreign Notes posts a bookmaker's predictions on the outcome of Sept. 30 vote – and makes his own.
The beatroot and Dr. Sean's Diary write about the Women's Party of Poland.
Dr. Sean's Diary critiques Transitions Online‘s “confused tabloidy democratization writing” on the Czech politics.
Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros posts the second installment on Transnistria.
Orange Ukraine reports on how someone tried to sell Ukraine on eBay – and about the Sept. 30 vote: “The undecided, the casting of votes to smaller parties, the votes...
Foreign Notes roundups a few news reports that reveal “the mess the country is in, which could endanger its democratic development.”
Mark MacKinnon writes about two unresolved cases that don't do any good to president Yushchenko's image at home and abroad: the 2000 murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze and Yushchenko's 2004...
Mark MacKinnon writes about the upcoming Sept. 30 vote: “Pity the ordinary Ukrainians who are trapped in this never-ending tug-of-war.”
The 23-years old Polish computer programmer Marek W. might face up to three years in prison for having created a Googlebombing software linking Polish President Lech Kaczynski’s website to the...
Orange Ukraine writes: “Ukrainians are dealing with the difference between being a member of the EU and being an EU neighbor and they don't like it.”
Ukraine List links to a resource that explains why, among other things, Ukraine's lettuce market is “weak” and this year's carrot supply is insufficient.
A few pre-election photos from Kyiv – from Michelle of Greetings from Kyiv.
Foreign Notes writes: “Accusations and counter-accusations of cheating by the main political protagonists are reducing the chances of the September 30th VR elections being conducted fairly and producing a result...