Southeast Europe / Opinion

BUCHAREST BLOG: Bucharest mayor takes a big political gamble

bne IntelliNews September 20, 2018

The popular but divisive mayor of Romania's capital, Gabriela Firea, is taking on the country's most powerful politician in a battle for the future of the ruling PSD.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Erdogan’s embrace of Western Balkans worries EU

Yigal Chazan of Alaco Dispatches August 10, 2018

The controversial Turkish leader has been building economic bridges with the region but is his engagement in its best long-term interests?  

VOX: Turkish stocks are cheap but volatile

Emre Akcakmak of East Capital August 2, 2018

Turkey’s stock market continues to witness elevated levels of volatility, with Borsa Istanbul losing 8% in lira and 13% in USD terms in just two days from 10-11 July. The index is now down by 14% in local currency and 29% in USD terms YTD

Turkish Elections: Expect the unexpected

Timothy Ash June 21, 2018

Timothy Ash challenges the cozy consensual view of what might happen on perhaps Turkey’s most unpredictable polling day since 2002.

FILM REVIEW: Personal and political merge in "The Other Side of Everything"

Vadim Dumesh in Paris June 14, 2018

The extraordinary and engaging character of Professor Srbijanka Turajlic is at the epicentre of Serbia’s turbulent recent history in this subtle documentary.