Central Europe faces a critical year, with a key election in Hungary in April, while rumbling political instability in Poland and Slovakia could lead to early elections.
Bosnia entered 2022 with a gloomy outlook but there are now hopes the departure of Bosnian Serbs from state institutions — a move that threatened to lead to the breakup of the country — could be averted.
Poland is about to enter another election cycle amidst the apparently accelerating disintegration of the Law and Justice led government, which is fighting an increasing number of battles at home and abroad.
Uzbekistan is taking its “opening up” policy to the next level. A wary eye will watch for more instability in both Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. Growth is bouncing back with the worst of the Covid crisis over.
A small shop of 30 square metres with two employees making sweet creations – these were the humble beginnings of Spell Chocolate in 2016 in Ukraine. Fast forward six years and Spell Chocolate is one of Ukraine's leading premium chocolate brands.
Uzbek insiders think they can avoid Kazakh-style unrest, but they’re not taking any chances.
Yerevan will not countenance the adoption by Ankara of any of Baku’s hardline demands as a necessity for any opening of the border.
Main takeaways on Belarus role in European security, Belarus-Russian Relations, the regime’s stability, and civil society developments for 2022.
The origins of the current Russian demands to halt Nato’s expansion eastwards go back to just before the fall of the Soviet Union, when many Western leaders promised Communist Party General Secretary Gorbachev Nato would not move eastwards.
With Kazakhstan experiencing its worst unrest in three decades of independence, Abakhon Sultonnazarov, Central Asia director of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), assesses latest developments and wider implications of the crisis.
Solid recovery from coronacrisis and deadly 2020 earthquakes puts Croatia in a strong position as it pursues Eurozone membership.
The Balkan route used during the 2015 European migrant crisis might officially be closed, but the migrant movement never ceased.
New CEO Ladislav Bartonicek is reported to be selling Home Credit Russia as part of the investment group's shift to more mature markets.
Tourism rebound supports gradual recovery from emerging Europe's worst corona-recession.
Power crisis weighs on economic recovery from coronacrisis.
A mysterious video was uploaded to Telegram on January 7 showing four supposed terrorists with a Kalashnikov and a Kazakh flag who claimed to be members of the "Kazakh Liberation Front" or "KLF".
Former president widely thought to have fled abroad in panic as nation’s unrest mounted.
Kazakhstan’s December 2011 Zhanaozen massacre was followed by protests but unlike this week’s mass unrest – which also started in the remote western oil town – they petered out. What has changed?
Whatever reshaped establishment emerges out of the country’s carnage may lick its lips at the prospect of taking over the fabulously wealthy Nazarbayev’s assets.
Resignation of Cabinet announced as concession but Kazakhs know real power is held by presidential regime.