Jokers in the political pack

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 13, 2019

Disillusioned with the establishment, voters have welcomed the entry of satirists and comedians to the political fray — but can they offer a concrete policy alternative?

Armenia explores Iran gas supplies as officials respond to Russia price hike

bne IntelliNews January 8, 2019

Move by Russia a blow to post-revolution government in Yerevan. Putin’s new year greetings to Armenian leader’s opponent also cause anxiety.

One in seven workers in Eastern Europe report delayed paychecks

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2019

Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.

OUTLOOK 2019 Armenia

bne IntelliNews December 21, 2018

What a stupendous year 2018 was for Armenia’s ‘velvet revolutionary’ Nikol Pashinian. First he led massive street protests that toppled the government. Then his My Step Alliance scored a stunning triumph in December’s parliamentary elections.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Now the hard part starts for Nikol Pashinian, Armenia’s Robin Hood

Will Conroy in Prague December 11, 2018

A third of Armenians live in poverty. Having now conquered parliament, does their ‘velvet revolutionary’ leader have what it takes to change their fortunes?