Moldova has tackled Russian hybrid attacks in the energy sector, the media and via the separatist Transnistria republic. The next battlefield will be the fight to control the parliament.
Europe went into this year’s heating season, which started on November 7, with its tanks full to bursting; the EU gas storage tanks were close to 100% full as the weather turned cold.
The US ambition is to halve Russia’s revenues from oil and gas by the end of the decade.
Petrostates are currently confronted with significant challenges arising from the ongoing energy transition. The diminishing demand for oil and gas is exerting downward pressure on commodity prices, which in turn threatens future revenue streams.
Ukraine is running out of money again as the state budget deficit surged to a record high of UAH145.1bn ($3.96bn) in November 2023, a sharp increase from UAH98.4bn in October and UAH87.0bn in September, according to Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance
Russian billionaire chemicals oligarch Andrey Melnichenko has a plan to resuscitate prehistoric woolly mammoths to the frozen wastes of Siberia and Yakutia to stop the permafrost melting, which would be a climate catastrophe.
After two years of war in Ukraine, the sanctions regime has run its course. As sanctions rules are tighten they are starting to boomerang back and are increasingly hurting Europe more than they are Russia.
By 2050 an estimated 1bn people globally will be living in coastal areas, which are already threatened by rising tides.
Tabloids target government’s opponents with furious criticism and obscenity-filled headlines ahead of December general election.
China would like more Russian gas. But it does not need it urgently, and will make Moscow pay for the privilege.
After its army was battered in the 2020 Second Karabakh War, and with its traditional supplier, Russia, both unable and unwilling to send arms shipments, Yerevan has been desperately seeking other procurement partners.
Sharp rise of Albania's currency against the euro has caused a slump in exports this year.
Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo CEO Anita Kovacic tells bne IntelliNews the banking sector in Europe’s newest country has proved itself to be resilient, mature and capable of adapting to new circumstances.
As world leaders gather in the the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Dubai for the COP28 energy summit, its national renewables champion Masdar is showcasing its achievements. The only trouble is that the company is not as big as it claims to be.
New legislation will place stronger requirements on lenders to ensure people taking out loans are able to pay back.
NGO urges development partners to stop funding fossil fuel projects in the region and focus only on renewables.
Central Asia is once again the “navel of the world” as overland trade between Asia and Europe takes off.
Russian government commission now demanding additional discounts after previously seeking a 50% discount on all foreign deals plus a “contribution” to the Russian budget of at least 10% of the price.
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, predicts that the December summit on Ukraine's accession to the EU will be “difficult".
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