A range of new media outlets in Moldova are being accused of trying to influence audiences politically. Critics say Romanian sponsors control the content of TV news and publications to promote reunification with the country.
The Baltic state of Latvia used to rank highly on international surveys assessing the freedom of the press. But a series of incidents involving raids on the homes of journalists are pointing to a change in direction, sparking international concern.
The holiday season is a time for many to hit the town and share a few drinks with friends, but that is a problem if you have no one close by. In Ukraine, there is a solution. There, you can hire a drinking buddy.
As scientists warn that much of the nuclear material still remains in Chernobyl, Europe is already building a new dome over the contaminated plant in order to protect the continent from another nuclear disaster.