Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from August, 2018
Is Russian social media giant VKontakte sidestepping the GDPR? One user is trying to find out.
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.
Russian social media giant evades hard questions about privacy failures
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."
Romania's paediatrician shortage crisis signals red flags about its healthcare system
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.
Russians are facing criminal prosecution for sharing memes online, thanks to anti-extremism laws
Repressive laws and cumbersome bureaucracy are putting hundreds of Russians behind bars for sharing memes online.
Montenegro disagrees with Trump that they are a threat to world peace
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.