Viktor Orban opposes energy sanctions on Moscow because Hungary is so dependent on Russian supplies, but it is his regime that has deepened those energy links.
The Polish parliamentary debate on how to overhaul the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court to address Brussels’ criticisms could lead to a showdown inside the governing coalition.
A decade-long secret war is reaching its boiling point as mysterious explosions ripple throughout the Russian Federation.
Four young women from Moldova and Transnistria tell bne IntelliNews how a series of unexplained attacks in the separatist republic affected their lives.
Russia risks losing one of its last remaining European friends after President Vladimir Putin hints Moscow may drop support for Serbia on Kosovo issue.
On April 8 the EU added Saodat Narzieva, the sister of Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, to the personal sanctions list after Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), claimed she controls 27 Swiss accounts holding more than $2bn.
Talk show anchor who suggested Kazakhstan might suffer same fate as Ukraine prompts memories of Vladimir Putin once stating that historically “the Kazakhs never had statehood”.
Traders in Kazakhstan, meanwhile, see opportunities in building up re-exports to the Russian market.
Orient Group is one of the three biggest companies in Uzbekistan with a 20-year track record in a wide variety of industries and sectors, and now the holding is getting ready to take its business to the next level. The holding has been flourishing.
EU efforts to gradually reduce Russian gas imports over time will only bolster Moscow’s revenues by driving prices upwards, Mike Fulwood, a senior fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), warned in a paper.
While the front line has moved to Eastern and Southern Ukraine, Russian troops still remain in Belarus. The question is, what are they still doing there? Moreover, what are the objectives of Lukashenko's revived dialogue initiatives with the West?
New start for the Belex after the government’s adoption of a capital markets development strategy and the Athens Stock Exchange’s acquisition of a 10.24% equity stake.
The EU's latest sanctions package makes it harder for Russian and Belarusian actors to evade sanctions using cryptocurrencies. In light of this, it's also important to remember what the Belarusian regime's "crypto friendliness" is actually based on.
In mid-March, Hiroshi Makino, a venture capitalist, made the difficult choice to relocate his family and business from St Petersburg, Russia back to his home country of Japan.
Alongside hard-hitting sanctions, over 750 multinationals are voluntarily reducing operations in Russia. Those which remain are finding their decision increasingly difficult to justify, dealing with reputational damage and disrupted supply chains.
Ukraine is rapidly depleting its Soviet era weapons stockpiles as well as “burning through a week’s worth of anti-tank munitions every day”, according to Bloomberg.
Europe’s unprecedented push to sever all energy ties with Russia has left Moscow scrambling to re-orientate its vast oil, gas and coal exports to Asian markets. But achieving such a monumental feat would likely take years and cost billions.
Polls put Prime Minister Janez Jansa’s rightwing SDS and the green centre-left Freedom Movement neck and neck — but the latter will find it easier to put together a coalition.
The majority of Gagauzians are pro-Russian and take Russia’s side in the war in Ukraine, but many are still offering aid to refugees from the conflict.
On April 16 Moscow confirmed that its Black Sea flagship Moskva had sunk after the survivors of her crew of 500 men had abandoned ship. It is the biggest naval loss to enemy action since WWII and a major blow to Russia’s military prestige.