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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.
Activist Justyna Wydrzynska sentenced to eight months of community work for sending abortion pills to woman in abusive relationship.
Governments in several counties across Emerging Europe have launched pro-natal policies where parents receive financial benefits and tax breaks for having more babies.
Deaths outnumbered births in 2021, while emigration revived as international travel restrictions were lifted.
Russia’s war on Ukraine is set to wipe out 15 years of economic development, undoing three quarters of all the progress President Vladimir Putin made in rebuilding Russia’s economy after he took office in 2000.
Channel NASH, owned by Yevhen Muraev – named by the UK as the Kremlin’s 'top candidate' to lead Ukraine – has become something of a symbol for what many Ukrainians feel like they are now fighting against.
The Kremlin decided to abort war games off the coast of Ireland due to a planned protest by plucky local fishermen, angry about the presence of the Russian vessels interfering with the start of the prawn fishing season.
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.
Tensions are high and there is talk of a possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia. But what would that actually look like? How much destruction would it cause and how many people would die?
While the debate rages over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a separate pipeline system carrying Russian gas to Southeast Europe has been quietly opened over the last few years, which enables the countries on its route to avoid the worst of the gas crisis
The government’s flagship welfare programme, the universal payout of €109 monthly per every child under 18, has not resulted in any sustained increase in the number of births.
Million Moments chairman says his protest movement is ready to take centre stage again as Prime Minister Andrej Babis chases re-election next month.
Russia’s economy is expected to stagnate for the next two decades because the population is now shrinking. President Putin made fixing the demographic problem a core goal and big successes have been scored, but the problem is too big to fix.
Analyst says comments meant for domestic audience as well and that there are no credible military threats to “back up rhetoric” reminiscent of “Saddam Hussein”.
Holder of one of last remaining independent state institutions set to be replaced by government appointee as parliament cannot agree on a replacement.
Annual Wolf Theiss survey shows private equity investors are expected to take advantage of post-COVID business environment.
Pro-government media portray the protesters as irresponsible for risking other people’s lives by holding mass gatherings during a pandemic.
Government publishes ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal, which in October banned abortion in cases when the foetus is ill or damaged.
2021 could be another year of tension and unrest, especially if the economic recovery is sluggish, but PiS maintains the advantage of a poll lead over weak and divided opposition.
Central and Southeast Europe now accounts for a third of the tiny number of states worldwide that have gender-balanced cabinets — but higher female representation in politics doesn’t necessarily equate to women holding real power.