There is no end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, but the new normal that will emerge could benefit the countries of Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE), due to the new opportunities that will arise.
The move towards localisation — or at least regionalisation — of supply chains has accelerated.
Online security specialist Surf Shark measured how much time people need to work to be able to afford an internet connection.
The painful choice faced by poorer emerging European countries as they are forced to balance the risk to life of a new coronavirus spike with the economic and human cost of a second lockdown.
Election marred by hacker attacks and leaked recordings of conversations among top politicians. Foreign ministry spokesperson says speculation about Russian influence are “absurd” and accuses West of hypocrisy.
“It’s a tinderbox” says analyst who determined projections of civil unrest and ability of countries to bounce back from pandemic.
According to the allegations, Georgia allowed a shipment of Serbian rocket launchers destined for Armenia to transit its territory.
The Hague-based Specialist Prosecutor’s Office indicted Thaci and other politicians for crimes against humanity and war crimes during and after the 1998-1999 independence war.
Timing is everything as politicians seek to take advantage of poll boosts from steering their countries through the pandemic and launching stimulus packages, before populations really feel the impact of the crippling economic recessions.
In Russia, the move by Spotify will put pressure on local internet majors Yandex and Mail.ru Group that also offer music streaming services.
Protests against the Serbian government’s handling of the coronacrisis and the announcement of a new lockdown descended into violent attacks on police and state buildings after they were taken over by far-right groups, some linked to Russia.
President Aleksandar Vucic says foreign powers aimed to weaken Belgrade’s international position ahead of talks with Merkel and Macron on restarting the Belgrade-Pristina negotiation process.
Curfew imposed for this weekend as new coronavirus cases push Serbia's healthcare system close to capacity. Protesters fear a new lockdown will cause economic hardship and job losses.
Several countries in Central Asia, the South Caucasus and the Western Balkans are seeing a strong rise in daily new cases after the easing of restrictions.
All hospitals in Belgrade have reached full capacity as the number of COVID-19 infections rose sharply in recent days.