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Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday May 14. Any rational analysis says the Erdogan era must end. Country in days and weeks that follow the voting will not be for the faint-hearted.
If Kemal Kilicdaroglu manages to unseat Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to achieve his aims, he may have to utilise presidential powers, the very levers he has pledged to loosen.
Central and Western Europe spend more in real terms than in 1989, the last year of the confrontation with the Soviet Union.
The decision to withdraw by the bank's second-largest shareholder implies that Hungary will refuse to take part in any attempt to rescue the IIB, which had been rumoured to be in crisis even before the imposition of sanctions.
Washington is expected to step up pressure on the Orban government to change course on its pro-Russian stance and hostility toward the US and may be considering slapping influential Hungarian individuals with sanctions.
Move clears way for Finns, who have a 1,340-kilometre border with Russia, to obtain membership in alliance by mid-July.
Some commentators see the ratification as a sign that Viktor Orban is preparing to loosen his ties to Russia and return Hungary to the European mainstream.
Hungary is the only EU country where Rosatom is still involved in building a nuclear power plant, as it has been excluded from projects in Czechia, Bulgaria, and Finland after the invasion of Ukraine.
Denmark has invited the Russian-owned operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to help salvage an unidentified object that was found near the only string that was unaffected by sabotage attacks last September.
Budapest claims that the move "hurts the cherished unity of Nato".
Ahead of elections, Erdogan administration appears to be caving to some Western sanctions enforcement demands, perhaps fearing action that could hurt the Turkish economy prior to polling day.
The Western Balkan countries are following the path established by Central Europe that emerged as a prominent manufacturing and services hub early in the transition period.
Vienna is giving the impression that it is struggling to decouple its interests from Russia, if not actively avoiding doing so.
The US has become increasingly worried by anti-American rhetoric from senior Hungarian officials and pervasive anti-American rhetoric in government media.
Gloria Jeans is back. The store that officially sold the first Levi’s jeans in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union has closed a deal to take over Sweden’s H&M flagship store on Tverskaya, the main thoroughfare in Moscow.
Alfa Bank is a doyen of the Russian banking sector, a well spring of trained talent in the 1990s that did “real” banking business at a time when most oligarchs’ banks were either “bank-like” institutions or glorified treasury operators.
Women are underrepresented in the growing ICT and green energy sectors.
Hungary to send delegation to Sweden and Finland to to resolve political disputes over bids to join defence alliance.
One year ago, Europe saw its largest influx of refugees since the Second World War. With Russia launching missiles across the entirety of Ukraine, millions woke up to the sounds of explosions and Russian tanks rumbling.