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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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KRUK REPORT: No more ATO

KRUK REPORT: No more ATO

The Anti Terrorist Operation is over. This was one of the most popular headlines in Ukraine since the beginning of May. The whole operation in Eastern Ukraine has been reclassified and reorganised to bring clarity and improve its effectiveness.

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Turkish Elections 2018: The Kurdish gamble

Turkish Elections 2018: The Kurdish gamble

Turkey's Kurds, set to contest Turkey's snap elections alone, could gift Erdogan's AKP a majority.

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COMMENT – Armenia: the dire rankings behind its Velvet Revolution

COMMENT – Armenia: the dire rankings behind its Velvet Revolution

Looking through Armenia's placings in international surveys that measure corruption, the ease of doing business and equality, the only question is why the country's uprising did not happen sooner.

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The Armenian Velvet Revolution is over: Pashinian voted in as prime minister

The Armenian Velvet Revolution is over: Pashinian voted in as prime minister

The honking started early. Around Grigor Lusavorich “The Illuminator” Church, vehicles of all shapes and ages set out hours before Armenia’s National Assembly was due to convene to appoint the country’s new prime minister, Nikol Pashinian.

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