Indicted individuals allegedly paid kickbacks to officials in countries including Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, contracts on a pipeline-to-China investment among those tainted by scandal.
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.
In Washington visit, Mogherini says she has assurances decision makers in Congress want to maintain US participation in accord, while in Paris a senior Iranian official calls on EU to more proactively defend agreement against Trump.
Russian tech whizz Yuri Milner got "hundreds of millions of dollars" from the Kremlin to invest into Twitter and Facebook, but what the reporting misses is the Kremlin investments in a wide range of tech household names.
Some movement towards resolving row over US embassy worker arrest prior to meeting between Yildirim and Pence, but purchases of local-currency government paper have weakened to a crawl.
Civic Democrats (ODS) meeting to decide whether to back their former long-time leader against Kremlin-friendly incumbent’s bid for re-election.
Iran behind attempted strike on international airport from Yemen, claim Saudis. Tehran denies involvement, accusing regional arch-rival of “bombing Yemen to smithereens, killing thousands of innocents including babies”.
Financing and offshore secrets of investment and holding company Meridian Capital exposed by Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
The protest will put even more pressure on the government, which has been widely criticised for its planned judicial reforms as well as controversial fiscal measures.
Far-right governor of Banska Bystrica, Marian Kotleba, turfed out by independent businessman Jan Lunter, while PM Fico’s Smer party also suffers a terrible day at the ballot box.
Anti-politician and Czech PM in waiting Andrej Babis has declared that he wants a minority government. Opponents say that's because he already has a power-sharing deal with Kremlin-friendly head of state Milos Zeman and can rely on unsavoury votes.
Czechia's central bank leads EU with tightening cycle amid exceptionally strong economy but unanimously votes for “nothing dramatic”.
With core inflation even more alarming as it approaches a 14-year peak, economists call for monetary tightening, but president and ministers persist with unorthodox demands for loosening.
Though Russia's Rostec says the deal has been arranged at more than $2bn and Turkish president states a down payment has been made, observers still foresee Nato member Turkey backtracking.
The US Department of Justice is investigating six Russians government officials over hacking and meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections
Social Democrats say they want to "untangle the corruption octopus" while slamming the government's handling of the crisis at food and retail giant Agrokor.
Public broadcasters from the region have missed out on the Eurovision song contest and other televised events due to their financial woes.
The regulator has revoked the licenses of about 350 lenders over the last four years bringing the number of banks in Russia to about 600
Strategy sent to parliament for approval just days after the appointment of the country’s new Defence Minister Eugen Sturza in the face of fierce opposition from pro-Russian President Igor Dodon.
Oleksandr Avakov has been released from detention but is under electronic tagging surveillance