Representatives of far-right parties from Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia and Slovakia joined a rally in Milan led by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini days before Thursday’s European Parliament elections.
While EU members are taking steps to end or phase out investment for citizenship programmes, the opposite is happening in some potential future members.
Warsaw wants the EU to devolve more powers to national governments and opposes deeper integration of some – mostly Western – member states in specific policy areas.
Russia’s expenditure falls for a second year, even though Moscow fears are driving defence outlays elsewhere. Turkey committed a league-topping 24% more while Iran spent 9.5% less on its armed forces as US tightened economic noose.
After nearly three decades since the end of the socialist experiment many countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have made enormous progress, but they are still catching up to their western peers. But not in fintech.
Southeast Europe enjoys a largely free and vibrant press, but an index developed by consultant Keshif shows that the press is coming under pressure and diversity and quality are slipping.
Revelations that top politicians had bought high-end apartments for a fraction of their value shocked Bulgaria. Now prosecutors suspect EU rural development funds were used to build luxury villas.
Central and Eastern Europe faces a demographic catastrophe in the coming decades that will see Central Asia pull ahead of the eastern EU member states in population terms by the end of the century.
New study by Colliers International and CMS reveals shortfall in CEE student housing estimated at up to €4bn.
Bulgaria the worst place to be a journalist across the EU and the Balkans, says Reporters Without Borders, but decline in press freedom seen across many countries in the region.