Exports slow dramatically from 31% y/y advance in Q1, which was driven by sharp increase in exports to the EU, causing trade gap to widen to €591mn.
Dmitry Rogozin was travelling to Moldova, where he planned to attend celebration of Russian peacekeeping forces in Transnistria, on a commercial flight after Chisinau denied access to his military jet.
President Igor Dodon wanted to hold a referendum on giving the presidency greater powers to dismiss the parliament.
Opposition politicians believe the new law will prevent them from gaining parliament seats in future elections.
Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.