Southeast Europe / Features

Erdogan raises a white flag in the lira crisis

Will Conroy in Prague June 14, 2018

As the markets garrotted the lira, Turkey’s president gave up on any idea he had of continuing to stand defiant against an interest rate hike. But if he is re-elected in late June, will the markets trust him to keep a rational hand on the helm?

Belene project creates unholy alliance in Bulgaria

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia June 6, 2018

Ruling GERB and opposition Socialists for once united over revival of controversial nuclear power station project and u-turn towards Russia.

Domestic violence treaty rattles governments across Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest with additional reporting from Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 31, 2018

The Istanbul Convention has angered conservatives in numerous Central and East European countries, whose antipathy to “gender ideology” has led to high-level political battles as governments that have signed up to the convention attempt to ratify it.

Emerging markets have gone off the boil since April

Ben Aris in Berlin May 16, 2018

Net inflows into emerging markets have turned negative in the last month, although the sell off has not been as severe as earlier crisis-related routs.

Turkish Elections 2018: The Kurdish gamble

By May 11, 2018

Turkey's Kurds, set to contest Turkey's snap elections alone, could gift Erdogan's AKP a majority.