Poll also shows three potential presidential rivals more admired than ruler of 19 years.
Sofia has been warned by the EU several times that it has to abolish the practice of giving citizenship in return for pledged investments.
Lithuania insists it did not break sanctions by allowing Belaruskali exports but the affair was extremely embarrassing because it has been one of the most strident voices calling for sanctions on Minsk.
Orlen’s next goal is taking over oil and gas exploration and production company PGNiG to build a regional oil major.
Supporters of far-right Vazrazhdane party protest against COVID-19 restrictions and green certificates — but one-third of party’s MPs were revealed to have got the jab.
Kazakh state media caused a stir after it published photographs of state security forces wearing blue UN helmets at a checkpoint in Almaty on January 9.
Government remains wary of tightening curbs as they would annoy parts of its electorate, with masks and indoor restrictions largely unenforced.
The number of deaths in Hungary reached 150,000 last year, the highest since 1945, which means that the country’s population fell by nearly 60,000, the steepest decline in 145 years.
United opposition faces uphill battle to dethrone strongman Viktor Orban, who has massive financial resources and the entire state apparatus plus most of the media behind him, as well as a gerrymandered electoral system.
Abu Zubaydah is reportedly still in Guantanamo Bay, where he has been held without being charged for the past two decades.
Announcing new ‘For the People’ fund, autocrat slams Kazakhstan’s financial system as dominated by large business groups "based on the principle 'everything for friends, and laws for everyone else'".
Opposition VMRO-DPMNE calls for snap election despite Dimitar Kovacevski's pledges to tackle energy crisis and solve dispute with Bulgaria to unblock EU accession process.
Sistema's Mobile TeleSystems mobile operator has been building up strong banking and fintech verticals after the incorporation of MTS Bank.
Droughts, death of winter crops and a shortage of migrant workers for seasonal field work hit Russia’s 2021 harvests, which was down to a three-year low, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture reports. Ukraine had one of its best harvests ever.
The 25bp rate hike was smaller than analysts anticipated, and left Romania with the lowest refinancing rate among its peers.
Case adds to pressure on Central Asian country to prove unrest was very much work of groups abroad.
Russian leader joins Kazakh president in describing violent unrest as work of foreign-backed terrorist groups
Over €700mn spent to little effect in candidate and prospective candidate countries, finds European Court of Auditors.
No progress was made during the first day of the Russo-US talks on Moscow's demand for legal guarantees of no more expansion of Nato and especially of Ukraine’s inclusion.
Case reignited the long-standing debate in Poland about limits of freedom of speech and the extent to which public figures are protected against criticism.