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Bulgaria’s GERB wins early general elections

Question: just out of curiosity, how did Kadiev do in the election? I believe he was running as an independent for a parliamentary seat...

Answers: Kadiev won 2,270 votes or 0.06%.

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US Senate moves closer to unblocking Montenegro’s Nato membership

March 28, 2017

US senators voted overwhelmingly to end the debate on Montenegro’s Nato membership at a session on March 27, paving the way for a vote on the issue ...

UniCredit reportedly in talks to sell Czech/Slovak unit

March 28, 2017

UniCredit is in talks with two local suitors over the sale of the Italian bank’s Czech/Slovak business, local media reported on March 27. The claim remains only speculation, but if accurate, it ...

Russia's Sberbank selling its Ukrainian subsidiary

March 28, 2017

Russia’s largest bank Sberbank is selling its subsidiary in Ukraine to a consortium of investors that includes Latvia’s Norvik Bank and a private Belarusian company, Sberbank said in a statement ...

Poland eyeing second LNG terminal

March 27, 2017

Gaz-System has selected a contractor to carry out a feasibility study on the construction of a second Polish LNG terminal, the state-owned gas grid operator said on March 27. Poland has recently ...

EU, US urge Belarus to respect fundamental rights amid protests crackdown

March 27, 2017

The European Union and United States have slammed the Belarusian authorities for the crackdown on peaceful anti-government protesters in Minsk on March 25, during which more than 700 ...

Crackdown on Kyrgyz protests after detention of ex-politician

March 27, 2017

Hundreds of protesters were dispersed in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on March 25 after they took to the streets following the detention of ex-parliamentary deputy Sadyr ...

Iran "has scrapped" plans for iron ore export tariffs

March 27, 2017

Iran has cancelled a plan to impose tariffs of between 5-10% on iron ore exports and may also scrap an existing 15% duty on shipments of iron ore pellets used as a raw material in steel making, ...

Azerbaijani firms linked to political elites missing from tax registry, investigation reveals

March 27, 2017

A Radio Free Europe/ Radio Europe (RFE/RL) investigation revealed on March 24 that some 29 companies with ties to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, his family and the families of other government ...

UK’s Vedanta Resources to invest $1bn in Zambian copper mine

March 27, 2017

The UK-listed diversified resource and mining company Vedanta Resources will invest $1bn in its Zambian mining unit Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), creating 7,000 jobs, the mining firm said in a ...

Russia’s central bank reduces key rate in surprise decision

March 24, 2017

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) reduced the key lending rate by 0.25 percentage points to 9.75% on March 24, despite broad market expectations of no change this month. The ruble strengthened to a ...

Turkey postpones plan to sell firms seized after coup attempt

March 24, 2017

Turkey has put on hold its plan to sell almost 600 companies worth about $10bn seized in the aftermath of the failed military coup, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on March 23. The ...

Turkey to maintain EU economic relations but review political ties, says Erdogan

March 24, 2017

Turkey will maintain its commercial ties with the European Union but will review its political and administrative ties with the bloc after the April 16 referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

Poland isolated again as it threatens to block EU declaration

March 23, 2017

Poland will not sign the Rome Declaration if its demands for moulding the EU’s future are not reflected in the document, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo threatened on March 23. The statement could ...

Latvia heads off Russian gas mischief with legislation on strategic companies

March 23, 2017

The Latvian parliament passed amendments to national security and commercial laws on March 23, handing the state the power to block the sale of companies considered strategic. The legislation will ...

Turkey easily tops table for Twitter content removal requests

March 23, 2017

Turkey accounted for more than half of all content removal requests received worldwide by Twitter during the second half of 2016, according to the social media company’s ...

20,000 people evacuated as "sabotaged" munitions store burns in Ukraine

March 23, 2017

About 20,000 people have been evacuated following explosions at Ukraine's largest arms depot in Balakliya near the eastern city of Kharkiv after what was claimed to be an act of sabotage. The base ...

Ex-Trump aide Manafort reported to be long-term Putin lobbyist

March 23, 2017

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager, struck a covert deal with Kremlin-affiliated Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska in 2006 to promote the interests of President ...

Hungarian referendum on nuclear deal with Russia rejected

March 23, 2017

The expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant will be Hungary's “biggest political error of the 21st century” claimed Bernadett Szel, leader of the small opposition party LMP, on March 22, as she ...

Russian central bank governor Nabiullina to be nominated for further five-year term

March 22, 2017

The governor of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR), Elvira Nabiullina, will be nominated for another five-year term, President Vladimir Putin told the country’s top banker on March 22. The nomination ...

Europeans everywhere "won’t safely walk the streets", Erdogan says in Ankara speech

March 22, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his war of words with EU governments on March 22, remarking ...

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