Europe may not be able to block a potential bid by the Russian group to use the TAP pipeline.
Kyiv is encouraged by tougher US line on Crimea, Donbas conflict.
Russia’s telecoms companies are at war as competition for customers gets intense. Easily the most sophisticated part of the Russian economy, the sector still has some catching up to do with Western Europe - but not much.
If Lukashenko gets away with his shakedown of Russia, it will be a useful indicator to just how confident the Russians really are behind their facade of cynical bombast.
Curiously, there was no mention at all at the AgroFarm conference of the ambitious mega-project to build the biggest dairy farm in the world in China to supply Russia.
While Russians like their country's renewed international clout, it comes at a high cost for the state budget.
Decree exempts RT broadcaster, hotels, bookshops, and office supply store from tighter anti-corruption and transparency measures.
Verdict knocks anti-corruption campaigner out of 2018 presidential race.
Iconic Children’s World chain closed Russia's second-largest IPO in three years.
Russia will be the biggest economy in Europe by 2050, consulants PwC said in a report on February 7 in its latest instalment of “The Long View: How will the global economic order change by 2050.”
The disinflation trend in Russia continues steadily after CPI was curbed to 5.4% in 2016.
White House still finding its feet in the nuances of the almost three-year-old rebellion in East Ukraine.
"We can do without Russian oil," defiant Belarusian president says in response to "humiliation" by Moscow.
The mood between Orban and a pinched looking Putin – on his first visit to an EU member state since Donald Trump’s US election victory in November – was cagey rather than triumphant.
Tensions between Minsk and Moscow have steadily risen over energy and border control disputes, and the rejection of Russia's request to build a military airbase in Belarus.
The murder of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey exposes the withered, snapping moorings of the old US-led unipolar order and an early preview of how an unpolar world might appear.
Moscow seizes the opportunity to strengthen economic ties with Tehran as Western investors sit on the sidelines.
Fintech start-ups are flourishing across Central and Eastern Europe, from Russia to Turkey, though Poland is probably the furthest ahead in establishing itself as the most important regional hub.
There have been some positive developments in the CEE markets for distressed debt in the years since 2008, which have combined to open up new opportunities for intrepid investors.
Lukashenko has long played the mid-ground between traditional ties with Moscow and likely windfalls from better relations with the EU. But economic hardship and sovereignty jitters will soon require tough choices.
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