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Five EU member states bordering Ukraine will be allowed to keep some of their restrictions on imports of Ukrainian agricultural produce in place until September 15, the European Commission decided on June 5.
The authorities suffer from a case of misplaced priorities in thinking about the future. This and more in this week's Eurasianet Akhal-Teke Bulletin.
Narrow victory of ruling party candidate could damage the coalition as the other two parties are unhappy about New Unity holding the presidency as well as the premiership.
The election of Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics could precipitate the formation of a new coalition as the ruling New Unity's partners do not want it to hold the presidency as well as the premiership.
Coalition failure to agree on single candidate for president, and ruling party's attempt to install its minister in the post could bring down whole government.
The listing failure comes as the BVB is preparing for the landmark IPO of up to 20% of power group Hidroelectrica.
Founder Jabbar Kanani and shareholder EBRD to sell part of their stakes in offer aimed at both retail and institutional investors.
The grain crisis has been a huge embarrassment for the EU and in particular for its CEE members, who have otherwise been among the strongest supporters of Ukraine.
The investigation is seen as an attempt to weaken Donald Tusk, whose Civic Platform party is the main rival of the ruling Law and Justice in this autumn's general election.
When a female journalist asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov if the Black Sea grain deal was dead as he walked into a meeting of the UN Security Council on April 24 all he would say was "nice dress."
Talks between the European Commission and Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia are set to continue in the coming days after failing to achieve an agreement last week.
Sanctions are good as they have cut Putin's regime off from the premium markets in the West and forced him only do business with other authoritarian regimes, says Khodorkovsky.
Two recent events have highlighted that the EU is not ready to make Ukraine a member: five countries have banned imports of cheap Ukrainian grain, and talks on the eleventh sanctions package have died before they started.
Russia's Minister of Agriculture, Dmitry Patrushev, has predicted that the country's grain harvest in 2023 could exceed 123mn tonnes, including 78mn tonnes of wheat, significantly less than last year’s all-time record harvest.
Romanian farmers estimate losses of €200mn as a result of Ukrainian grain flooding the local market, but Bucharest has stopped short of an import ban.
Slovakia has joined Poland and Hungary in halting imports of grain and other agricultural products from Ukraine in an attempt to protect local farmers from a glut of grain coming from their embattled neighbour, Statista reports.
Farmers from Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania are lobbying their governments to suspend imports of grain and other food products from Ukraine.
EU had earlier reacted angrily to the bans imposed by Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, saying that trade policy is the bloc’s exclusive competence.
The Uzbek government is planning to allocate collateral-free loans to fisheries. During a meeting on supporting the production of animal and poultry products on April 17, Uzbekistan's President ...
Full to overflowing, the lack of grain storage space and problems with export transportation due to sanctions have put grain worth $3.4bn at risk of rotting in the silos, a survey by Russia-based consulting firm Jacob & Partners found.