The EBRD invested more than €360mn in 21 projects in Belarus in 2018, putting it among the top 10 most active of the bank’s 38 countries of operation.
The two state-owned banks have been tasked by the government to set up a new domestic airline, to improve transport links within the country that stretches across eight time zones.
In note on ‘early bird’ move analyst says “Turks probably know the excrement is rammed in the ventilation system just waiting to be switched on”.
Naftogaz CEO Andrei Kobolev said the claim will provide an opportunity for Ukraine to compensate losses from bypassing transit of Russian gas.
Fearing loss of investment, Kazakhstan said little about the controversy. But international outrage appears to have tipped the scales.
Remarks on Trump administration’s “irrational” approach to Iran come after US national security advisor is sent packing from Ankara over confused Syria policy.
Critical parliament session postponed until January 10 as PM Zoran Zaev fails to secure the two-thirds majority needed to pass constitutional amendments changing the country's name to North Macedonia.
Sofia has applied for membership in ERM2 and the European banking union and hopes to get a green light in July 2019.
Relations between Ankara and Washington under pressure again as Turkey’s president refuses to meet White House national security advisor.
Columnist cites information from anonymous official on use of hard discount store prices in data basket.
PM Zoran Zaev says he will do “whatever is needed” to secure the two-thirds majority in the parliament for the critical constitutional changes to go ahead.
Move by Russia a blow to post-revolution government in Yerevan. Putin’s new year greetings to Armenian leader’s opponent also cause anxiety.
MEP Krisjanis Karins nominated after political parties failed to agree on a working government coalition since the election in early October produced an atomised parliament.
Poroshenko, who remains one of the richest men in the country, added UAH548.679mn to his fortune from dividend payments from businesses nominally held in trust by Rothschild Trust Schweiz AG last year, according to his official declaration.
President Klaus Iohannis has refused to endorse nominations made by PM Viorica Dancila in a reshuffle initiated in mid-November as the rift between presidency and government deepens.
National protest against the so-called "slave law" was joined by opposition parties, unions and civic organisations as the longest anti-government demonstrations since Viktor Orban took power continue.
Protests initially sparked by attack on opposition politician have broadened to express unhappiness with Vucic's rule and demand media freedom.
Bank lending contraction causes worse credit impulse than that of 2008/9. Economy may only manage L-shaped recovery.
Prime Minister Edi Rama removes long-serving ministers in response to weeks of student protests.
Leading Russian telecoms company Mobile TeleSystems is dismantling its equipment and pulling out of Turkmenistan after the government cut off its services yet again in a dispute over profit sharing.