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Regional Press Review (29 Oct – 5 Nov)

RUSSIA

U.S. Congressional Ukraine Caucus worried Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill could be dropped. 

Parliamentarians and peers are demanding the investigation of possible Russian interference. 

Russian President Putin is willing to cooperate with anyone who wins the U.S. elections. 

ARMENIA

Armenia, Azerbaijan urged to seek lasting cease-fire as diplomatic efforts continue. 

 AZERBAIJAN

Civilians reported killed as conflict between Armenia, Azerbaijan spills into urban areas. 

Azerbaijan hands over bodies of Armenian soldiers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh fighting. 

BULGARIA

North Macedonia reassures Bulgaria over objections to country’s name. 

Bulgaria to block EU negotiations with Skopje. 

Zaharieva: Bulgaria’s accession to the OECD will be of significance for the whole of Southeast Europe.

GEORGIA

490 MP candidates to run in 30 majoritarian constituencies. 

GYLA releases third interim report on October elections. 

MOLDOVA

Concern over Moldova cyber security as election looms. 

Citizen detained by Tiraspol breakaway structures today released.

Moldovans choose between East and West at presidential elections. 

ROMANIA

Orthodox Church head suggests divine punishment for politicians who banned pilgrimage. 

In Paris, Ludovic Orban reiterated Romania’s firm commitment to joining the OECD. 

$600,000 grant offered by the U.S. Government to combat human trafficking in Romania.

TURKEY

Turkey vows legal action over Erdoğan cartoon. 

Turkey sentences U.S. consulate employee to over 5 years in jail.

EU could support France with sanctions against Turkey. 

UKRAINE

Ukraine’s top court deals critical blow to anti-corruption agency. 

G7 “alarmed” by Ukraine “undoing” anti-graft reforms.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Pirates urge Government to let Polish women have abortions in the Czech Republic. 

Czech center-right parties form alliance to defeat Babiš. 

HUNGARY

EU Commission to stay out of Ukraine-Hungary row. 

Orbán unveils George H.W. Bush Monument: “He shared Central Europe’s dream of freedom and independence”. 

Media watchdog urges end to Hungarian police probe into journalists’ “illicit data collection”. 

POLAND

Council of Europe flags concern over Poland’s treatment of detainees. 

Commotion in Polish Parliament as tempers fray over abortion law. 

Poland deploys riot police as pro-abortion protests continue for seventh day.

SLOVAKIA

Tragic death of Slovak national at the core of the European Parliament plenary talk on police violence.

SLOVENIA

Slovenian NGOs facing eviction claim Janša wants them silenced. 

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