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People pass an electoral tent Oct. 22 at Lenin Square in Slovyansk. (DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine's New Government Trapped by Old Problems

Local workers control gas valves and gas pressure at the main gas center of Hungary's FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Closed Company Ltd. on Jan. 14, 2009. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

Hungary Keeps Testing the EU's Patience

EU commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn (2L) and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (2R) stand by a model of the world's first new-build LNG floating storage regasification unit in November 2013. (PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's Hold on the Baltics Loosens