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.
Russia’s ministry of finance is on a tear as it got another no-limits bond auction for its ruble denominated OFZ treasury bills away setting a fresh record.
The court's decision caused an immediate backlash from Ukraine’s donors who see the nationalisation of the bankrupt bank as a major victory in the drive to reform the country and end the endemic corruption.
Accuses daily and other Western media of falsely portraying Turkey’s economy as “collapsed, finished”.
Ekrem Imamoglu awarded mandate but analysts note president’s party needs to endure that step to make move for election rerun technically possible.
The Prespa agreement, under which the country formerly known as Macedonia was recently renamed North Macedonia, has become the preeminent issue in the race for the country’s presidency.
The CEO of the Moscow Exchange Alexander Afanasiev, who oversaw a revolutionary change in Russia’s capital markets, has stepped down a year early and will be replaced by Yury Denisov, another capital markets professional.
Turkish foreign minister reiterates Ankara’s opposition to US economic attack on Islamic Republic at joint press conference with Iranian counterpart.
Of the total number of respondents who are going to vote in the second round of the Ukrainian presidential election on April 21 (and have already decided on a candidate), 72.2% said they would vote for Volodymyr Zelenskiy
Hungary-based development bank International Investment Bank (IIB) successfully closed a tap to the outstanding April 2021 CZK Floaters bond worth CZK750mn (€29mn), in line with the Bank’s strategic goal of supporting the local capital markets
Markets won’t like it if new poll is triggered. Investors want administration to get on with fixing Turkey’s messed up economy. Result reversal might put another big crack in country’s democratic foundations.
Talk turns to whether economy may be pulling out of recession—but a second ‘sudden stop’ in balance of payments might be under way.
The EU Council finally approved a European gas directive on April 15 that is expected to delay commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 gas line – and potentially leave it half empty.
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.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that former finance minister and liberal reformer Oleksandr Danylyuk, who has joined a team of presidential frontrunner and comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has a conflict of interest in Privatbank case
Volumes not yet known but news could be substantial boost for Turkmenistan’s embattled economy.
The election is the first major test for the governing SDSM and its junior partner the Democratic Union for Integration, following the signing of the Prespa agreement in 2018.
Investments by German businesses into Russia topped €3bn in the last decade, although the number of German firms operating in Russia has fallen from over 6,000 to circa 4,500 in the same period.
Real incomes in Russia may be stagnating but people are still spending on their kids and most of Detsky Mir's gains came from increasing customer numbers.
The deal is bound to raise eyebrows as Rotenberg has grown wealthy on innumerous state contracts to construct major pieces of infrastructure.