Is it mass-delusion caused by deceitful government propaganda, as @nytimes’ Masha Gessen argues, or is there something else going on in Russia’s banking system?
Croatia is looking at a political fresh start, but its recovery is not complete. Nicolas Adamovich, head of Commerzbank Zagreb and of the German chamber, explains how, with the help of banks, attracting FDI and building trade are key to its future.
The Kyrgyz government is still struggling to define its goals for the Kumtor mine to owner Centerra Gold.
Russia is eager to get a piece of the action in Iran after the lifting of sanctions. Some say it lost that market long ago, but Iran needs Russia too – just in case.
Putin is a brilliant tactician, but has no long-term strategy. Fully focused on military campaigns in Ukraine and Syria while the economy tanked, Kremlin attention is switching to September's parliamentary election – and it is already in trouble.
The resignation of Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius has shaken the fragile balance in Ukrainian politics and could herald a collapse in the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
The 2016 model Hungary looks little different on surface to the 2011-12 version, when the country lost its investment grade rating. However, analysts are confident this will be the year the country finally escapes “junk”.
Istanbul's unprecedented construction boom in recent years has been a source of discontent for locals, which reached its nadir in 2013 during the worst protests in the country’s recent history.
Russian mobile operator VimpelCom is set to announce a settlement with the US Department of Justice and Swiss and Dutch authorities that will be “just shy of a billion dollars”.
Executive director Zdravko Mamic suspected of embezzling €9mn from top Croatian club
Local franchise operator reported to owe up to $10mn to Macedonian suppliers
Slaven Dobrovic says Croatia needs a new energy strategy in line with EU policy
Serbian PM was under pressure to sack Bratislav Gasic as Serbia heads for early elections
Millenium Bank's fall follows Russian Railways shake-up and Yakunin exit.
In “In Europe’s Shadow”, which blends journalism, memoir and historical exploration, we see through Robert Kaplan’s eyes the vast changes that have taken place in Romania, as well as the issues yet to be resolved.
Bosnia is finally set to apply for membership in mid-February. The very motivation for and credibility of such an application, however, remains a major bone of contention.
Russian economic policy looks really bad – until you look at what other large oil exporters are doing.
Amid a political crisis that has brought violence to the streets of Pristina and the arrest of opposition MPs, the looming election for a new Kosovan president adds a new dimension to already simmering tensions.
“Ironically, the roots of Russia’s descent back into totalitarianism can be traced to the West doing too much to respect the legacy of the USSR as a great power, not too little,” claims chess Grandmaster Kasparov in his new book.
The ongoing decline in Russian shopping mall footfall appeared to ease in the second half of 2015, as data for July to December indicated a slower year-on-year decline compared with the same period in 2014.
Inflation is the fastest-growing concern among Russians, a poll by state-owned research institute VTsIOM has found, despite recent evidence it is slowing below 10%.
Rising tension between the Visegrad countries and the EU over the ongoing migrant crisis appears to have taken its toll on the views of Czechs, a recent poll shows.
Nearly half of Russians believe that a repeat of the 1998 financial crisis could happen within the next year, a poll by the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) has found.
All but 6 of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States improved in this year's Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International.
The Slovak operator of mountain resorts and tourist services provider Tatry Mountain Resorts expects to welcome 20,000 tourists to the resort of Jasna during the Alpine Skiing World Cup.
Decades of dictatorship alongside a populist government and a weak opposition should ensure the status quo in Azerbaijan until oil prices bounce back and, with them, the economy.
With investments worth over €7bn since 2009, Turkey confirmed its position as the top destination for the EBRD, despite a challenging environment marked by two elections, regional conflicts, tensions with Russia and the flare-up with the Kurds.
bne IntelliNews looks at how the Basic Income Guarantee might look in CEE.
Despite appearances, the establishment of diplomatic ties between the EU and the Russian-championed Eurasian Economic Union – a goal actively sought by Moscow – is now only a matter of time.
Ukraine’s dream of becoming a normal European country suffered a major blow when Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius, one of a handful of true reformers, quit, accusing the leadership of blatant corruption.
The snap election Aleksandar Vucic has called, probably to be held April 24, will be won by his Serbian Progressive Party at a canter. But does the Serbian PM have his eye on another election in 2017, that for the presidency?
The Turkish government has responded aggressively to a petition by academics against the crackdown on the country’s Kurdish minority in the southeast.
Will sanctions on Russia be lifted this year? Players on the Western side suggest it's possible as Europe struggles with a refugee crisis and economic recession. The Russians have also signalled they've had enough.
The use of extra-parliamentary methods to try to bring down governments in the Western Balkans threatens to undermine democracy and could ultimately delay countries in their path to EU membership.
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