Slovakia’s public broadcaster's news chiefs dismissed after airing one-hour long opposition speech

Albin Sybera November 21, 2022

News channel's director live streamed Robert Fico's speech to party meeting on public holiday without informing broadcaster's director-general.

Activists say death toll exceeds 400 as protesters defy regime in Iran

bne IntelIiNews November 20, 2022

As Iranians prepare to take on England in FIFA World Cup, authorities will be nervous about any signs of solidarity with protests shown by players.

Protesters slam change to Bulgaria’s election rules they say facilitates fraud

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia November 20, 2022

Thousands turn out in protest against return to paper ballots that is expected to make it easier to buy votes and rig elections.

Russia fired missile carrying "dummy" nuclear warhead

Dominic Culverwell in London November 20, 2022

The missile was shot down over Kyiv on November 17. Upon inspection, it was revealed that the KH-55 missile was initially intended to carry a nuclear warhead, but this had been removed and replaced with an imitation.

Poland to build its Izera EV using Chinese modular platform

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw November 18, 2022

Link-up with Geely seen as vital in helping Poland join the electric vehicle revolution.

Russia grants Belarus new loan extensions

bne IntelliNews November 18, 2022

While the current the macroeconomic storm in Belarus does not favour Minsk's foreign currency revenues, it will likely have enough to pay off its foreign currency-denominated debt. However, it might not have the technical possibility to do so.

Russia’s McDonald’s successor to enter the Belarusian market

bne IntelliNews November 18, 2022

The Russian successor to McDonald's "Vkusno i tochka" will soon enter the Belarusian market.

Europe still can’t shake off Russian LNG habit

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh November 18, 2022

Russian exports of LNG to the Europe rose a staggering 50% in the first nine months of 2022, according to EU figures, even as volumes of pipeline gas fell 80%, as Europe’s need for gas trumped the EU’s efforts to cut dependence on Russian gas.

Bulgaria’s reformist parties to boycott parliament over return to paper ballots

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia November 17, 2022

Parties say scrapping new electronic voting system would make it easier to buy votes and commit election fraud.

Huge relief after Black Sea grain deal extended for 120 days

Dominic Culverwell in London November 17, 2022

The Black Sea Grain Initiative has been extended for another 120 days following a tense few weeks, Interfax Ukraine reported on November 17.

Zelenskiy insists missile that struck Poland was Russian, fearing waning Western support for Ukraine

Benn Aris in Berlin November 17, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy refused to accept Nato and US claims that the missile that hit a Polish village on November 15 killing two was Ukrainian as fears of waning Western support mount.

Security forces accused of opening fire in Tehran metro station as Iran’s protests enter third month

bne IntelIiNews November 17, 2022

Human rights group warns mass executions could be ahead unless international community raises the political cost of the regime’s actions.

Russian propaganda outlet RT launches Serbia service amid hike in tensions with Kosovo

bne IntelliNews November 16, 2022

Belgrade ignores warning from Ukrainian diplomat that sanctioned Russian broadcaster "can start destabilising the situation" in Serbia.

After night of confusion, missile that struck Poland now reported to be Ukrainian

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw November 16, 2022

G20 leaders held emergency talks in Bali over the missile strike.

Russia rains down 100 missiles on Ukraine in largest ever attack on energy infrastructure

Dominic Culverwell in London November 15, 2022

Russia relentlessly launched 100 missiles at 11 Ukrainian regions on the afternoon of November 15, just days after the war-torn country celebrated the liberation of Kherson.

Europe scrambles in response to reported Russian military strike on Poland

Ben Aris in Berlin November 15, 2022

Instant storm of reaction after two Russian missiles were reported to have gone off course over Ukraine and hit a Polish village, killing two people. It was later reported that they were in fact Ukrainian missiles.

Moldova suffers electricity blackout after Russian missile strikes on Ukraine

bne IntelliNews November 15, 2022

Electricity supplies were cut off across much of Moldova after a power line that supplies the country was disconnected.

Russia expected to extend the Istanbul grain deal as the expiration deadline looms

bne IntelliNews November 15, 2022

Russia is expected to extend the Istanbul grain deal signed in July but due to expire on November 17, after it won concessions on some sanctions and an ammonia pipeline running through Ukraine was turned back on, the FT reported on November 15.

Russian missiles reportedly stray over Polish border, killing two

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw November 15, 2022

Polish government calls urgent meeting of the country’s National Security Bureau.

Slovakia's InoBat plans electric vehicle battery factory in Serbia

bne IntelliNews November 15, 2022

New gigafactory to help to meet the growing demand for electric car batteries in Europe.