UCP’s newfound role as champion of activist investment in Russia is questioned given the finance firm’s ties to people in high places.
The most immediate challenge for blockchain is scaling the technology so it can handle increased transaction traffic in the years to come. Bitfury and Lightning Network have taken a big step towards this.
Belarus has launched a mini-revolution that could be a “paradigm shift” in the way the country is run, analysts at Berlin Economics believe. But can this new five-year programme actually be implemented?
Ukraine has undergone a quiet revolution. In the past two years an open gas market was created and the first independent traders are already buying and importing large amounts of gas from Europe to feed the country’s thirst for energy.
“Europe is not in crisis. It is a crisis!” thundered former Czech president Vaclav Klaus. Is Central Europe undermining EU solidarity? EU leaders, past and present, met at the Rhodes Forum 2016 to discuss the issues, but came up with few answers.
Can governments and private sector investors in countries from Croatia to Romania build upon this year’s rise in tourist numbers and continue to attract larger numbers of holidaymakers in future?
Eugene Kaspersky owes some credit for his computer wizardry to the Soviet KGB. But he tells bne IntelliNews that today he is waging a non-partisan fight against cybercrime, caught between the two sides in a virtual East-West conflict.
By going ahead with a referendum on the national day, the president of Republika Srpska, the Serb half of the divided Bosnia & Hercegovina nation, was testing the response of the central authorities and the international community.
Is this the end of the deal? Not quite: negotiations with the EU and Ukraine have only recently begun and some areas have already been applied provisionally after the deal was ratified by the EU institutions.
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