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Serbs Protest Vucic’s Election Victory

Serbs Protest Vucic’s Election Victory

Following Aleksandar Vucic’s victory in the presidential election, thousands of Serbs have taken to the streets of Belgrade and other major Serbian cities in protest. Vucic, who is…

Poland’s EU Membership Questioned

Poland’s EU Membership Questioned

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn has questioned the membership of Poland in the European Union following changes to the country’s Constitutional Tribunal, which supposedly weakened rule of law…

Protests Intensify in Belarus

Protests Intensify in Belarus

Protests broke out in Belarus on February 17 against a proposed tax on unemployed citizens, leading to a year-long suspension. Reuters said that over 2,000 Belarusians participated in…

Turkey Referendum Prompts Domestic and International Concerns

Turkey Referendum Prompts Domestic and International Concerns

Turkey will hold a constitutional referendum on April 16 that will consider replacing its existing parliamentary system with a presidential one. The Turkish presidency has traditionally been a…

Russia’s Parliament to Investigate U.S. Media in Moscow

Russia’s Parliament to Investigate U.S. Media in Moscow

On March 17, the lower part of Russia’s parliament, the Duma, approved an investigation into whether U.S. media in Moscow are in compliance with the law. The Duma’s…

Kurds Protest Against Turkish Constitutional Referendum in Frankfurt

Kurds Protest Against Turkish Constitutional Referendum in Frankfurt

Nearly 30,000 Turkish Kurds demonstrated in Frankfurt, Germany on March 18 in protest against the upcoming Turkish constitutional referendum. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose party introduced the…

Belarusians Protest ‘Parasite Tax’

Belarusians Protest ‘Parasite Tax’

Starting on February 19, as many as 2,500 Belarusians took to the street to protest a so-called parasite tax. The parasite tax requires citizens who have not worked…

Protests Break Out in Russia on Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Death

Protests Break Out in Russia on Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Death

Protests broke out in Moscow on February 26 to commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a prominent opposition leader and activist. The protests brought approximately…

Russia Temporarily Recognizes Passports Issued by Eastern Ukrainian Separatists

Russia Temporarily Recognizes Passports Issued by Eastern Ukrainian Separatists

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on February 18 to temporarily recognize passports issued by the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine.…

Turkmen President Wins Third Term

Turkmen President Wins Third Term

On February 17, sitting Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was inaugurated, following his victory on February 12, where he won his third term as president with 97.69 percent of…