Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from January, 2008
Ukrainiana compares Ukraine's nationwide minimum wage with MPs’ official salaries.
Dr. Filomena writes on Kosovo's independence and explains why she thinks Slovenia should not be the first to recognize it: “If for no other reason, then for the sake of...
Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.
The beatroot writes about Wojtek the Polish war hero bear.
Itching for Eestimaa reports that the number of Estonia's stateless persons continues to decrease.
The Czech Daily Word writes on the corruption scandal at the Czech Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.
BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.
Dr. Sean's Diary comments on the Czech presidential debate between incumbent Václav Klaus and challenger Jan Švejnar.
A Fistful of Euros explains why PM Kostunica's refusal to endorse either of the candidates is good for Nikolic and bad for Tadic.
Ukrainiana writes on what looks like a competition between Ukraine's PM and president in promising a better mortgage deal to the electorate.
A Fistful of Euros writes about Albania's president and some of his policies.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the Soviet balloon Osoaviakhim-1, which reached the record altitude of 22,000 meters on Jan. 30, 1934, but crashed during the descent.
Robert Amsterdam posts updates on Mikhail Khodorkovsky's hunger strike in protest against the treatment of jailed former Yukos executive Vasily Alexanyan – here and here.
Robert Amsterdam and Vilhelm Konnander write about what looks like the end of pro-Putin youth movement Nashi.
Perspectives on the new Russia writes about the Russian government's plans to regulate the internet.
A few interesting blogs have emerged in the Bosnian blogosphere recently, showing the growing interest in blogging and Web 2.0 in the Balkans. Elia Varela Serra introduces the newcomers: a...
After a visiting Russian official effectively endorsed the candidacy of the prime minister ahead of next month's presidential election in Armenia, Nazarian asks if it isn't time Armenians started to...
Sinisa Boljanovic translates two Serbian bloggers whose views are representative of those who support Boris Tadic and closer relationship between Serbia and the EU, and are opposed to Tomislav Nikolic's...
Living in Shkoder writes about the work of Adrian Paci, an Albania-born, Italy-based artist.