LONG READ: Playing Real Risk - Russia vs US

Ben Aris in Berlin April 18, 2019

I play a game of Risk with my son using the real distribution of great power military bases around the world.

All but three Moldova-based airlines banned from operating in the EU

Carmen Simion in Bucharest April 16, 2019

Carriers added EU safety blacklist as they fail to meet international safety standards, due to a lack of safety oversight by the Moldovan civil aviation authority.

Private equity investor buys Moldovan electricity distribution business from Naturgy

bne IntelliNews April 15, 2019

Spanish group steps out of Moldovan electricity distribution and supply companies after investing more than $326mn in renovation and modernisation of electrical networks in almost two decades of activity in the country.

IIB makes loan to Moldova’s Trans-Oil to acquire Romania’s Tandarei vegetable oil producing plant

bne IntelliNews April 10, 2019

The funds will be used for development and technical modernisation of the plant that has a strong export potential, as well as to finance its operating needs.

COLCHIS: When corruption trumps geopolitics: lessons from the Moldovan election

Mihai Popsoi of the Eurasia Democratic Security Network April 5, 2019

The flawed recent elections in Moldova reveal a simpler truth: that political expediency and corruption often wins over strategic and geopolitical orientation.

Kosovo to be fastest-growing economy in Central, Southeast Europe this year as regional boom passes peak

bne IntelliNews March 27, 2019

Once robust expansion is set to slow in coming years, says wiiw report, with the weakest growth in Russia, Turkey and Belarus, while small Southeast European frontier markets are still going strong.