The number of media outlets has expanded after President Shavkat Mirziyoyev called for the press to play a more prominent role in society, but old habits die hard after a prominent blogger was arrested after he exposed a price-fixing scam.
Russian consumption surprised on the upside in February, responding well to the budget support and gradual improvement on the labour market.
The ruling Servant of the People party has expelled its most contentious member, the US-sanctioned lawmaker Oleksandr Dubinsky.
The moderate GDP setbacks in 2020 imply that for some CEE countries there will not be such drastic recovery and rebound effects in 2021 as in hard-hit countries in Western Europe.
The EU says there are few hurdles left to clear but human rights groups say Uzbekistan will need much closer monitoring.
US-Russia relations dipped to a new low when Biden was asked whether he believed Putin was a “killer” on Good Morning America. “Mhm I do,” he replied. Putin shot back "takes one to know one," citing a schoolyard rhyme
The simple answer is no. Indeed, it’s the logical next step. When the question comes up about sanctioning Russian sovereign debt, the Russian influence lobby always comes out with the view that this is such a terrible idea, but Ash disagrees
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s political ratings are on the rise, according to the latest public opinion surveys. On Wednesday, the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) reported that 45% of Ukrainians trust Zelenskiy.