Bulgaria close to having CVM monitoring lifted, while backtracking in Romania is a “source of concern” despite recent reset in relations.
German auto giant, fearing reputational damage by association following Turkish invasion of Syria, is taking stock of situation.
“We were not consulted and we do not support it,” says spokesman for development bank that owns 10% of Borsa Istanbul. Appointment widely seen as political rebuttal to New York indictment brought against state lender.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has signed an agreement with Poland’s chemical giant Synthos, owned by the richest Pole Michal Solowow, on the potential construction of a small modular reactor.
Former Tarom CEO Madalina Mezei told prosecutors she was asked to delay flights to Bucharest ahead of the no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Viorica Dancila’s government.
Move will be taken as underlining Turkey’s angry rejection of US indictment of public lender on Iran sanctions-busting charges.
Meanwhile, Turkey-Singapore JV Mersin International Port obtains approval to issue up to $650mn of Eurobonds, and Vakifbank obtains $417mn securitisation loan.
After the ramp-up to its full capacity, the ZapSibNeftekhim petrochemical facility will manufacture 1.5 mt of polyethylene per year, making it Russia’s largest polymer production facility.
Rosneft has won subsoil rights to a new oil and gas block in the north of the Krasnoyarsk region, consolidating its position in the Arctic.
Protesters in Zagreb and other major cities urge changes to the Criminal Code, as President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic says Croatia "must not turn a blind eye to violence".
Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development is considering proposing a 1.17% minority stake in national air carrier Aeroflot to private investors by 2022.
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had staked his political career on Skopje securing a date for the start of accession talks at the October EU summit, but France held out against further enlargement of the bloc.
President Gitanas Nauseda says he wants to prevent countries with “unsafe nuclear power plants” from exporting electricity to Lithuania, but fellow Baltic states Estonia and Latvia appear not to share his concerns.
Fears among EU officials postponing the decision on membership talks yet again will increase Russian, Turkish and Chinese influence in the fragile Western Balkans region.