Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk quits again

bne IntelliNews March 2, 2020

Honcharuk submitted his resignation for a second time after reports surfaced that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is considering appointing businessman and former head of the central bank Serhiy Tigipko to the post.

Pro-Moldova party linked to oligarch Plahotnuic strengthens position in parliament

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest March 2, 2020

Newly formed party appears to be positioning itself as Moldova's main pro-western force, possibly paving the way for Vlad Plahotnuic's return.

Ordinary People party trashes incumbent government "mafia" in Slovakia's general election

bne IntellIiNews March 2, 2020

The Slovak general election at the weekend produced an upset as the opposition party Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OLaNO) won with a vote share of 24.8%, ousting ruling party Smer-SD which won 18.9%

Kremlin: Turkish planes enter Syria air space at own risk

bne IntellIiNews March 2, 2020

Statement comes after Damascus closes skies over Idlib following shooting down of two Syrian aircraft by Turkish forces. Refugee crisis sparked by Erdogan on Greek border, meanwhile, mounts.