Articles and Commentary

Romania’s Institutional Confrontation: When politics become a game of chess


The political struggle in Romania between President Traian Băsescu and Prime Minister Victor Ponta came to a critical juncture when, the Constitutional Court invalidated the July referendum to impeach the president, on August 21st. Despite this decision, the political institutional battles are far from over.


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Poland’s American Presidents

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Why is Mitt Romney visiting Poland, of all places? Filip Mazurczak looks at the historical logic behind this trip.


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Pussy Riot and Cyber-Orthodoxy


Traditionally, Russian Orthodoxy has been associated with being a rigid structure. Today, however, its members are far from what we could call a monolith. 


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Pussy Riot Hearings – Photo-report from the court

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Polish journalist Tomasz Kułakowski sent to New Eastern Europe the following photo-report from the court hearings for the Pussy Riot punk group. This is in addition to a previous report he sent us earlier this July.


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The Propaganda Machine

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Promoted by the slogan “Question More”, Russia Today is the greatest Russian media project since 1991, and was designed to be competition to BBC World and CNN International.


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  • EuroMaidan

    New Eastern Europe's Continuing coverage of the Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government’s decision to put the country’s European integration on hold was met by a spontaneous protest of middle class and students. Three days later the rally organised by political parties attracted the biggest turnout since 2004 Orange revolution events.


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