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European flags wave in front of the Berlaymont building in Brussels on Jan. 14. (Michele Spatari/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

For Eastern Europe, Brussels Is the New Moscow

After upcoming elections in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania, healing Europe’s east-west divide will be more urgent than ever.

A man holds a picture with Macedonian national hero Goce Delcev in front of the parliament building in Skopje on June 23, 2018 during a protest against the new name of the country, the Republic of North Macedonia.

Refighting the Balkan Wars Won’t Lead to a Seat at the Table in Brussels

Historical feuds still threaten to stop Eastern European countries from joining the EU.

A construction worker works on the TurkStream pipeline in the Black Sea on June 23, 2017. (TurkStream Project/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Russia’s Pipe Dreams Are Europe’s Nightmare

Putin’s plans to run the TurkStream pipeline through the Balkans won’t end well.

Bulgarians light candles during a vigil in memory of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova in the city of Ruse on Oct. 8. (Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff /AFP/Getty Images)

When Killing the Messenger Becomes the Norm

More journalists are assassinated than die in war zones.

Drugs seized by Syrian police in Damascus on Jan. 4, 2016. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the ‘Jihadi Drug’ Moving Out of Syria?

The DEA says Captagon production is shifting back to Europe. Experts are doubtful.

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‘Bulgarian Donald Trump’ Wants Gay Politicians Outed

Ahead of next week’s pride parade, one parliamentarian suggests homosexuality is a conflict of interest for politicians.

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The Weekend Behind, The Week Ahead: Bias-Based Crimes in America, Elections in Bulgaria, Peace Deal in Colombia, Obama off to Europe

Here's the rundown of what happened this past weekend and what to look for this week while you sip your Monday morning coffee.

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The Weekend Behind, The Week Ahead

A quick look over your Monday morning coffee at some of the weekend's top stories from around the world.

skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on December 29, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 2-1 in the shootout.

Turns Out This is a Bad Time to Joke About Blowing Up a Plane

A flight from Poland to Egypt was grounded after a drunken passenger joked to the crew that he had brought a bomb on board.

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Sofia’s Choice

Why the energy agendas of the United States, Europe, and Russia are colliding head-on in Bulgaria, a small, Russophile country in the far-off corner of Europe.

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