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    Moldovan Kleptocracy: A Threat to Democracy in Eastern Europe
    Nov18

    Moldovan Kleptocracy: A Threat to Democracy in Eastern Europe

    Image: Tony Bowden | CC BY-SA 2.0 By Ryan Hampton & Alona Rusin November 18, 2016 Moldova, a former Soviet bloc country, is torn between the EU and Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union. A succession of Moldovan governments have vowed to join the European Union, but recent banking fraud and money laundering scandals involving prominent...

    Russia Challenges World’s Highest Criminal Court
    Nov18

    Russia Challenges World’s Highest Criminal Court

    The controversial tribunal is ineffective and biased, Kremlin believes. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Hello, Petro? Almazbek Here
    Nov18

    Hello, Petro? Almazbek Here

    Infamous Russian pranksters hit another Ukrainian target. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    How the International Criminal Court can survive Russian and African scorn
    Nov18

    How the International Criminal Court can survive Russian and African scorn

    Russia has announced it will “unsign” the statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which its Foreign Ministry says has “failed to meet the expectations to become a truly independent, authoritative international tribunal”. Its decision comes after three African countries began the process of leaving; the Philippines’ president,...

    Biscuit for breakfast – trench warfare was hard on soldiers’ teeth
    Nov18

    Biscuit for breakfast – trench warfare was hard on soldiers’ teeth

    nationallibrarynz_commons/flickrRewind 100 years and the Battle of the Somme would be grinding to a close. For 141 days soldiers had suffered the worst that modern warfare could deliver: bombardment, chemical weapons, failed advances and a level of casualties no one could have anticipated. In this centenary year, multiple articles have been...

    EU approves Ukraine visa-free travel
    Nov18

    EU approves Ukraine visa-free travel

    European Union member states yesterday (17 November) approved visa-free travel for Ukraine citizens, long sought by Kyiv to help cement ties as it combats pro-Russian rebels in the east. …read more Source:...

    Uncanny under-performer: fixing V4 digital gap
    Nov18

    Uncanny under-performer: fixing V4 digital gap

    Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has experienced unparalleled GDP growth in recent decades, nearly doubling the growth of the Eurozone in 2015, mainly through multinational companies’ investments and generous EU structural funds, yet has only slightly climbed the global value chain ladder. As multinational companies tend to flock to CEE due...

    Russian prosecuted for defending Ukraine against Kremlin-backed militants
    Nov18

    Russian prosecuted for defending Ukraine against Kremlin-backed militants

    Russia’s Investigative Committee has announced criminal proceedings against a Russian national alleged to have fought on Ukraine’s side in the military conflict in Donbas. There have been no criminal cases brought against those paid to fight on the side of the Kremlin-backed militants …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    The next frontier in reproductive tourism? Genetic modification
    Nov18

    The next frontier in reproductive tourism? Genetic modification

    Human oocyte in vitro fertilization. Ziess Microscopy/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe birth of the first baby born using a technique called mitochondrial replacement, which uses DNA from three people to “correct” an inherited genetic mutation, was announced on Sept. 27. Mitochondrial replacement or donation allows women who carry mitochondrial diseases to...

    Jailed & now subjected to punitive psychiatry for being Muslim in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Nov18

    Jailed & now subjected to punitive psychiatry for being Muslim in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Muslim Aliev, a Crimean Tatar held in detention since armed and masked men burst into his home, terrifying his children, in February this year, has now been forcibly placed in a psychiatric clinic in Simferopol. There are fears that he and other political prisoners will face undisclosed ‘psychiatric treatment’. …read more Source:...

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