Massive cyber attack hits systems in Ukraine, Russia, Western Europe

bne IntelliNews June 27, 2017

Ransomware wreaks havoc on energy, transport and government computers, with disruptions also reported in Denmark, Romania, Spain and UK.

EU states split on Commission mandate for Nord Stream 2

Tim Gosling in Prague June 27, 2017

Thirteen of the 28 EU member states have given their backing to a request from the European Commission for a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

Ukraine injects further €1.3bn into PrivatBank, lender's board chairman resigns

bne IntelliNews June 26, 2017

Amount is deemed enough to enable the bank to meet 10% capital adequacy under conservative scenario.

KYIV BLOG: Why Trump-Poroshenko relations are no easy fix

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv June 23, 2017

Kyiv’s backing of Hillary Clinton during the US presidential elections, and the plotting against Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort by Poroshenko's associates, have hindered good relations.

FINTECH: Businesses move beyond early learning stage of blockchain

Nicholas Watson in Prague June 22, 2017

Businesses in the US appear to be moving beyond merely learning about blockchain and are now increasingly interested in piloting projects using the technology.

A Pew poll finds conservative attitudes still rule in CEE

Ben Aris in Berlin June 22, 2017

A poll by Pew Research found that attitudes to both democracy and homosexuality remain very conservative in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), including among the young.

Ukraine sees "strong support" from US, Poroshenko says after Trump meeting

bne IntelliNews June 21, 2017

President says US to continue backing Ukraine's reforms, as well as its sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence.

KRUK REPORT: New language laws are not the next Ukrainian powder keg

Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv June 19, 2017

Western commentators rush in too fast with Kremlin's take on the language issue, says columnist Kateryna Kruk.

Russia dominates CEE region in global university ranking

Nicholas Watson in Prague June 13, 2017

Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.

EU seeks a hard power boost

Tim Gosling in Prague June 12, 2017

Officials insist enhanced EU defence co-operation should focus on terrorism and is not a reaction to the way President Trump has cast doubt over Nato guarantees.

MOSCOW BLOG: Where did all the colour revolutions go?

Ben Aris in Berlin June 9, 2017

What happened to the colour revolutions in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine? All are in retreat in one way or another, and none have delivered on their promise of deep change and a better life.

Ukraine peace prospects remain dim despite Merkel's efforts

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv June 9, 2017

Frozen conflict likely as international plan to end Donbas fighting fails to find impetus.

Banking convergence returns to Central and Eastern Europe, says RBI

Robert Anderson in Prague June 9, 2017

The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.

Private Ukrainian gas importer ready to take the Odesa Port Plant challenge

Mark Raczkiewycz in Kyiv June 7, 2017

The Black Sea fertiliser plant is billed as the jewel in the crown of Ukraine's privatisation drive but is seen as a potential giant money pit by many investors.

Ukraine claims victory against Russia's Gazprom in Stockholm arbitration

bne IntelliNews June 1, 2017

Tribunal rejected Gazprom’s ‘take-or-pay’ claim and satisfied demand of Ukraine's Naftogaz to make contract price market-reflective.

Dutch parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine free trade and association deal

bne IntelliNews May 30, 2017

Ukrainian leadership hails passage of trade pact despite alleged obstruction by "contaminated Kremlin".