Montenegro is the last country in the Central and Southeast Europe region to report a coronavirus outbreak. The virus is now present in countries across the region and continues to spread despite governments’ efforts to contain it.
April elections to be postponed as the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase in both countries.
Kosovo’s new Prime Minister Albin Kurti had pledged to stop the 500MW power plant that would have been Kosovo’s largest ever energy investment.
Michel Wos testing positive and the need to test others led to delaying the March 17 meeting of the government at which details of an aid and stimulus package for the pathogen-stricken economy were to be discussed.
Country was last major economy to report an infection. Veracity of its testing and declaring of scale of pandemic’s impact on Turks under scrutiny.
Russia’s government is starting to ramp up its preparations to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and this week will put a comprehensive plan in place to deal with the economic impact of the associated slowdown.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met with the top 15 Ukrainian oligarchs on the evening of March 16 to call on them to help in the country’s fight against the ballooning coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
Depreciation triggered after Kazakhstan’s central bank (NBK) decides to stick to free float regime instead of supporting currency with interventions as it promised when crude price crashed last week.
The Russian Fund for Direct Investment (RDIF) has tied up with Japanese scientists to create a state-of-the-art portable kit that can test for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will go into mass production in April.
Beijing says Washington’s measures are “against humanitarianism and hampers Iran's epidemic response & delivery of humanitarian aid”.
Medical Association head makes claim as Erdogan administration remains under pressure to explain how Turkey can have so few recorded infections.
PM Viktor Orban said the pandemic will have grave economic consequences and warned of a serious wave of unemployment.
Rare moment of unity as Romanian MPs back new government to tackle the Covid-19 epidemic.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban suggested emergency measures could be in place for months.
Retail turnover has spiked as panicked shoppers empty supermarket shelves of cooking oil, flour, pasta and hygienic products, but other sectors are suffering and Skopje resembles a ghost town by night.
Ukraine’s government has announced that it intends to replace the management of the National Bank of Ukraine and has put out a list of candidates to take over control of the central bank.
The EBRD has unveiled an emergency €1bn “Solidarity Package” to help companies deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The parliament voted to declare a state of emergency, giving the government extraordinary rights to partially limit people’s freedom in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus inroads in Central Asia starting to become clear. But so far it’s economic fallout from outbreak’s impact on China that is most apparent.
Justice ministry figures show that between 2014 and 2018 some 17,500 people were sued for insulting strongman. Hundreds of minors among those prosecuted.