Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are all among the 47 countries on the EU’s watchlist.
Carnage mainly in predominantly Kurdish mountainous area which typically features homes made of mud bricks. At least 6,600 people injured in disaster and key hospital severely damaged.
EBRD markedly hikes its forecasts for economic growth in Emerging Europe after assessing the arrival of expansion that is so strong that it is already running up against structural constraints.
Busy agenda ranges over preserving nuclear deal, Syria, Rosneft and NIOC contracts worth $30bn and planned 7,200-kilometre International North-South Transport Corridor.
Sergei Glazyev imagines that a Baku within the Eurasian Economic Union would create strong economic and business ties that would eventually mean a peace deal with neighbour Armenia.