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NATO Archives Disclosed Documents Related to the Events in Poland 1987-1991

Categories: Communism,East Europe,History,NATO,Russia

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_117492.htm

Press release on the disclosure of documents held by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on pivotal events in Poland leading to the end of the so-called Cold War and Soviet Communist domination of Eastern Europe.  Includes links to list of documents and download of zipped file.  From NATO

 

U.S.-EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: East Europe,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10129.pdf

Describes increased policy cooperation between the U.S. and the European Union against Russia since the July 2014 downing of a domestic airliner over the Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Ukraine: Political Parties and the EU

Categories: East Europe,Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Russia

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/ATAG/2015/545714/EPRS_ATA%282015%29545714_REV1_EN.pdf

Assesses the outcome of the October 2014 Ukraine parliamentary elections and especially the implications of the victory of the pro-European parties.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

NATO: Response to the Crisis in Ukraine and Security Concerns in Central and Eastern Europe

Categories: East Europe,NATO,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43478.pdf

 

Discusses actions taken by NATO members in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and threats to the territory of eastern Ukraine and U.S. military moves in the region.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Business, Corruption and Crime in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Impact of Bribery and Other Crime on Private Enterprise

Categories: Business/Economics,East Europe,Govt/Business Scandals

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/corruption/UNODC_BiH_Business_corruption_report_2013.pdf

Descrbes the extent of bribery in business dealing and the negative effects on private investment that results in these eastern European countries.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy: Europe and Central Asia Regional Edtion

Categories: Asia,East Europe,European Union,Health/Medical

http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/sites/default/files/policy_report/2013/world_bank/WB%20GBD%20Report%2C%20Europe%20%26%20Central%20Asia.pdf

One of six regional reports on the comparative health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography.  From the World Bank

 

Moldova: Background and U.S. Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,East Europe,European Union,NATO,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21981.pdf

 

Describes the current situation of Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, but one that is strategically located between NATO and EU member Romania and the Ukraine.  The U.S. has welcomed free elections but expressed concern about the level of crime and human trafficking.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Kosovo: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,East Europe

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21721.pdf

Describes the status of Kosovo-Serbia negotiations over ethnic minorities and the trend in U.S. foreign assistance to the newly independent country.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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