EEU riven by instability from Bishkek to Belarus

Ben Aris in Berlin October 6, 2020

What’s wrong with the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU), the economic block set up by Russia that is a copy of the EU and was supposed to promote stability and prosperity throughout the Eurasian landmass?

Balkan route nations least tolerant of migration

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2020

Acceptance of migrants has declined globally, and the nations of the Western Balkans that bore the brunt of the 2015-2016 migration crisis are now the least tolerant in the world, a new Gallup poll shows.

Moldova’s GDP shrinks by 14% y/y in Q2

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2020

Sharp contractions in both industry and services to households. No sector posted positive growth during the quarter.

Moldova’s President Dodon to run for second term

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 10, 2020

Igor Dodon and his main rival for the presidency Maia Sandu are vying for the votes of disaffected supporters of the Democratic Party that has been struggling since its former leader Vlad Plahotnuic fled the country.

The Balkans: External debts in uncertain times

Alexandru M. Tanase in London September 8, 2020

Are countries in the Balkan region taking on more debt than they can afford?