Renegotiating the customs union, though far less controversial than the process that would end with Turkey actually joining the EU, is still likely to entail difficult decisions for both sides that could derail any agreement.
As the anti-corruption protests in Romania continue to grow, bne IntelliNews provides a guide to the decree at the heart of the controversy, the main players and their agendas.
Romania is experiencing its own version of Ukraine’s Maidan popular revolution. Mass protests have gone from calling for the cancellation of a decriminalisation decree to demands for the government to resign.
Demonstrations to continue despite Prime Minister Grindeanu's backtracking on controversial ordinance.
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.
As the broad brushstrokes of the landmark deal to normalise relations between Serbia and Kosovo give way to the nitty-gritty of reaching consensus on specific issues and implementing those deals, previously overlooked flaws are being revealed.
As Moldova questions its free trade agreement with the EU, Armenia seeks closer links with the bloc.
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