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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has pardoned Sofia Sapega, a Russian national and the former girlfriend of opposition editor Roman Protasevich who was arrested after a Ryanair flight was forced to land in Minsk two years ago.
The strongman’s comfortable victory despite his wrecking of Turkey’s economy defied logic. But what if there is one piece of logic that's not been amply considered?
Jailed Kurdish leader Demirtas withdraws from politics. State regulator goes after opposition TV channels for “insults”. Ultranationalists naming their price for support given to strongman’s ruling party.
The bureaucratic hassle caused by the changes to the law will force many NGOs to shut their doors.
The authorities suffer from a case of misplaced priorities in thinking about the future. This and more in this week's Eurasianet Akhal-Teke Bulletin.
Kurti defiant in the face of strong criticism from Kosovo's Western allies.
Government plans to show its strength amid growing calls for political change at mass anti-violence protests.
“Ukraine’s victory will trigger something big – a change of regime not only in Russia, but in Belarus too.”
New poll shows Moldova’s pro-EU president and ruling party risk losing the next elections, despite massive show of support for EU accession.
Democratic governance deteriorates in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, with worst declines in already authoritarian regions.
The former editor of Nexta Telegram channel and prominent Belarusian opposition figure Roman Protasevich announced on May 22 that he had been pardoned by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the Russian newswire Tass reports.
Orban's regime, notorious for its anti-migration rhetoric, says it cannot keep holding the traffickers, citing high costs and overcrowded jails.
80,000 people turned out in country of 2.7mn showing overwhelming commitment to joining the EU.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a “busy day of diplomacy” at the G7 summit in Hiroshima, meeting with world leaders and reiterating the importance of Kyiv’s 10-point peace plan on May 21.
Vzevolod Knyazev, the ex-head of Ukraine’s Supreme Court, has been sent to custody for 60 days with the option of posting bail set at UAH107mn ($2.9mn) over bribery charges amounting to $2.7mn, Suspilne reported on May 18.
Verdict being seen as a major blow to the country’s anti-corruption efforts.
The scale of the country's methane emissions is becoming a major embarrassment, but the government seems unwilling to do anything about it. This and more in this week's Eurasianet Akhal-Teke bulletin.
Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev is on a mission to attract foreign investment as part of his "New Uzbekistan" plan with his two-day visit to Germany in May already yielding billions of euros in new deals.
A post-Putin Russia will be a land of blood, toil, tears and sweat, but not of victory or a future. “Après nous, le déluge!” said Madame Pompadour, commenting on problems inherited from Louis XIV that led to the French Revolution.
The Council of Foreign Ministers meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) met in Goa and saw old rivals try to put aside their rivalries in an effort to build a more co-ordinated coalition of developing countries.