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BEYOND THE BOSPHORUS: Can Turkey really afford its pre-election spend-fest?

BEYOND THE BOSPHORUS: Can Turkey really afford its pre-election spend-fest?

Warnings that the country could be heading for a financial crisis have not stopped the government and opposition from promising to splash the cash.

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IRI poll paints a pretty grim picture of life and politics in Ukraine

IRI poll paints a pretty grim picture of life and politics in Ukraine

Ukraine has failed to fulfil the promise of the “Revolution of Dignity,” it has lost the young people who won't vote and attitudes to Russia and Nato remain mixed.

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COMMENT: Remittances bring large benefits and dire consequences

COMMENT: Remittances bring large benefits and dire consequences

Countries like Romania and Moldova need to act now to entice back migrants and encourage the use of remittances for investment rather than consumption.

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COMMENT: CEE should be worried about the next EU budget

COMMENT: CEE should be worried about the next EU budget

The EU budget has had a positive impact on economic growth and helped to improve the quality of infrastructure in poorer parts of the bloc, not least in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). However, the budget is about to be cut.

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MACRO ADVISORY: Kazakhstan weaning itself off oil

MACRO ADVISORY: Kazakhstan weaning itself off oil

Kazakhstan's stock and bond markets have been soaring on the back of strong economic results, but despite the government's efforts to break the country's dependence on oil progress is slow

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COLCHIS: The uncertain colour of Armenia’s revolution

COLCHIS: The uncertain colour of Armenia’s revolution

Did Armenia just have a colour revolution? The previous revolutions have not turned out well and the new Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian has been careful to avoid the term.

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Third time lucky for IKEA's Ukrainian launch?

Third time lucky for IKEA's Ukrainian launch?

Swedish furniture giant IKEA is going to try and enter the Ukrainian market for a third time. The company was interested in opening its iconic yellow and blue stores in Ukraine in 2005 and 2010, but corruption fears put the retailer off.

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COMMENT: EU conference in Sofia highlights the Balkans’ looming energy crisis

COMMENT: EU conference in Sofia highlights the Balkans’ looming energy crisis

European Union member states gather in Sofia, Bulgaria, for the EU-Western Balkans summit this week, and need to address the precarious state of energy security in the Balkans. Is nuclear power the answer?

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