I visited Kyiv this week, meeting with, politicians, diplomats, journalists and members of the business community. Obviously a large part of the focus was on looming presidential elections.
For a few years now, foreign banks have been constantly losing market share in many of the larger Central-, Southeastern and Eastern European markets, but there is a shift in the game as state banks are proudly increasing their share in many markets
We are now a week into martial law and the first emotional shock has worn off. At least, among the people. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s political opponents continue to criticise him for introducing martial law.
Winters always bring scandals in Ukraine as politicians seek to distract the population from corruption scandals and low economic growth, but with elections looming this year the drama has increased
The documentary "Putin's Witnesses" is one of the most talked about films of 2018 with its intimate insider's look at Putin in the key 2000-2001 transition of power years. Vitaly Mansky had ring side seats
Can Romania claw back the ground lost from its unspent EU infrastructure funds and neglected health and education sectors?
Ever since sanctions were imposed on Russia following its annexation of the Crimea in 2014 there has been constant speculation on when the US and EU sanctions will be lifted again. It could happen in 2019, or maybe after one or two decades