Russian sanctions and a series of terror attacks have dealt a serious blow to Turkey’s tourism sector, but many also blame the government’s reckless policies and criticize it for not doing enough to ameliorate the effects of its mismanagement.
The warm welcome for the Turkish PM by Nazarbayev, one of the Kremlin’s staunchest allies, is a sign Russia’s attempts to regain control over its “near abroad” via regional groupings are floundering and Putin’s Eurasian dream is fading.
If you look at the comparative indices so far, Ukraine’s experience with “reform” has been full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Are the Polish government's actions set to smother bank lending? That's the threat, according to the country's banks and opponents of the ruling Law & Justice.
Russian mortgage holders are protesting outside the central bank in a mirror image of pensioners clamouring in the same spot 15 years ago.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s strategy in Syria is collapsing, as the Assad regime regains the initiative and the EU becomes ever more frustrated with Ankara’s inability to stem the refugee tide.
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.
Trial starts under tightened security measures
As currencies across the region take a battering, Uzbekistan’s sum is holding relatively steady – officially. Unofficially, it’s a different story: the sum has plunged by nearly 50% against the dollar on the black market since the beginning of 2015.
All parties must come to an end, but Germany's onshore wind one has a little while left to run before the government takes away the punch bowl. That’s why CEZ and others are busy investing ahead of the change.
Kremlin likely to exclude 'turncoats' as it draws foreign lenders for $3bn bond issue.
Executive director Zdravko Mamic suspected of embezzling €9mn from top Croatian club
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.
Nearly a third of Azerbaijani’s do not trust any banks in the country, a poll has found, while eight in 10 would not take out a loan with any of them.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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