Eurasia / Features

East European cities mull banger bans as “dirty diesel” exports threaten to worsen air quality

Clare Nuttall in Tirana November 29, 2018

Governments and city authorities in Southeast Europe and Eurasia want to limit imports of the older car models that have flooded into the region as few people can afford new cars.

Uzbekistan’s bourse is open for business

Mark van Loon in London November 26, 2018

These are busy times for the Tashkent Stock Exchange. Foreign delegations visit almost daily, not only from Korea, which bought a stake, but also from Kazakhstan, Russia, Japan and China. Europeans have been slower to react to Uzbekistan's revival

Attitudes to religion and minorities in Eastern Europe remain largely unreformed after 25 years of democracy

Ben Aris in Berlin November 1, 2018

Most of emerging Europe has yet to embrace the liberal values of Western Europe, found a survey by the Pew Research Centre released on October 30.

Tourists head off the beaten track in CEE and Eurasia

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 19, 2018

Exotic destinations in Central Asia and the Caucasus saw the region’s sharpest increase in tourist spend in the last seven years, a report from the WNWTO shows.

Fast fashion’s race to the frontiers

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 13, 2018

The fast fashion business model revolutionised mass market retail in the 2000s but as Western markets become saturated the heady rise in profits is slowing, causing retailers to look to Eastern Europe and other emerging markets.