Armenia and Azerbaijan announce first border delimitation deal since the collapse of the USSR

bne IntelliNews April 22, 2024

Pashinyan said that he agreed to unilateral concessions to stop a war in the region.

COMMENT: Armenia's decisive turn towards the West

Robert Ananyan in Yerevan April 18, 2024

There’s a high probability that a new geopolitical balance can be established in the South Caucasus where Russia will finally be absent.

Russian peacekeeping forces reportedly leaving Nagorno-Karabakh

Cavid Aga in Baku April 17, 2024

Withdrawal would be a significant shift in the post-conflict landscape of the South Caucasus.

EBRD announces profit of €2.1bn in 2023

bne IntelliNews April 11, 2024

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced a significant rebound in its financial performance, recording a robust profit of €2.1bn for the year 2023, up from losses of €1.1bn in 2022.

EU and US promise over $356mn in fresh assistance to Armenia

Ani Avetisyan April 8, 2024

Azerbaijan shows displeasure by staging clashes on Armenia's border.

COMMENT: Rising tension between France and Azerbaijan is a drag on peace process with Armenia

Seymur Mammadov in Baku March 19, 2024

France is taking independent steps regarding the South Caucasus, as French President Emmanuel Macron attempts to bolster his role as a top European leader.

CENUSA: Europe needs to reduce the risks of destabilisation in its eastern neighbourhood

Denis Cenusa in Giessen March 8, 2024

Candidate states for EU accession such as Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia remain in a zone of insecurity where Russia can intervene minimally in a hybrid way.

Closing gender gap in workforce could double global growth rate says World Bank

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 8, 2024

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia have a lower gender gap than the global average but only Latvian women have equal legal standing with men.

Azerbaijan demolishes Karabakh Parliament building

Ani Avetisyan March 5, 2024

Armenians say the demolition illustrates Baku's attempts to eradicate any evidence of the Armenian presence in Karabakh.

Parliamentary elections in Iran: lowest turnout since 1979 revolution

bne Tehran bureau March 2, 2024

Voter turnout in Iran’s parliamentary elections is reportedly at 40%, according to semi-official sources from Iran on March 2.

“Unbelievable but true” data show UK firms equipping Russia’s war machine

bne IntelliNews February 23, 2024

Kremlin is end-customer for surging flows of British exports to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Georgia, new analysis indicates.

World Bank says Emerging Europe needs tougher targets to reach net zero by 2060

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague February 22, 2024

New World Bank report charts path to net zero energy in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, but says current ambitions are too modest.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

The Bank of Georgia Group to acquire Armenian Ameriabank for $300mn

bne IntelliNews February 20, 2024

The Bank of Georgia Group has announced a preliminary agreement to acquire 100% of Ameriabank, the largest Armenian financial institution, for $303.6mn.

Pashinyan refuses to guarantee Putin's non-arrest if he visits Armenia

bne IntelliNews February 13, 2024

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has refused to give any assurances regarding the possible arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a possible visit to Armenia, following the country's recent accession to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

COMMENT: An Armenia-Azerbaijan ‘peace’ is further away than ever

Neil Hauer in Yerevan February 8, 2024

Over the past few months, speculation over an impending Armenia-Azerbaijan peace treaty has reached a fever pitch.

OUTLOOK 2024 Caucasus

Robert Anderson in Prague January 24, 2024

2023 was the year that Azerbaijan finally took over Nagorno-Karabakh, its dream since the collapse of the Soviet Union three decades ago.