Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from August, 2018
Russia's largest social network VKontakte is in hot water again for playing fast and loose with their users' privacy — this time allegedly violating the GDPR regulations.
One user challenged Vkontakte: "How many times have you challenged the security services in court over their demands to hand over user information? You have that right."
Several hospitals in towns outside the capital Bucharest operate with only one pediatrician on duty. When they take a vacation, the unit has to shut down.
Repressive laws and cumbersome bureaucracy are putting hundreds of Russians behind bars for sharing memes online.
Nobody except Trump can imagine that Montenegro would start a war with Russia, even though there were many old Yugoslav jokes about Montenegro starting a war with China.