Croatian retailer Studenac on acquisition spree in market ripe for consolidation

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 7, 2023

Studenac aims to become one of Croatia's top three grocery retailers and increase its market share to over 12% though a combination of organic growth and acquisitions.

Sanctioned Russian banker Tinkov launches fintech project in Mexico

bne IntelliNews March 6, 2023

Prominent Russian oligarch Oleg Tinkov, the former owner of Russia’s only purely online bank, is behind the launch of an international financial startup in Mexico, banking sources have told bne IntelliNews.

Russia is successfully evading Western technology sanctions

bne IntelliNews March 6, 2023

Russia has managed to largely bypass Western sanctions on technology and semiconductor imports to supply itself with technology to keep its economy working and build sophisticated weapons.

Russomania slowly fades in Serbia as Putin’s hybrid war continues

Ann Smith in New York and bne IntelliNews reporters in Belgrade March 4, 2023

Falling living standards and first hand accounts from Russians and Ukrainians living in Serbia are starting to challenge Serbs’ allegiance to Russia.

Estonia's far-right EKRE party should not be written off

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius March 3, 2023

Estonia’s radical right-wing party is catching up with the ruling liberal Reform Party, with just hours to go before the general election on Sunday.

Ukrainian refugees and Russian migrants bring economic benefits but also stresses to Emerging Europe

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2023

Looking forward to the end of the war, whenever it happens, policymakers are already speculating on how many of the refugees and migrants are likely to stay and how many will return.