Economy & Business

25 August 2016
Moldova Receives First Tranche of Romanian Loan

Initially rejected last November, the loan comes after pivotal IMF deal, and coincides with Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos’ first visit to Chisinau.

22 August 2016
Chinese Company Builds New City in Georgia

Hualing, the largest single investor in Georgia, erects a whole new town outside Tbilisi as the New Silk Road reaches into the Caucasus.

22 August 2016
Gazprom Vows to Build Nord Stream-2 Over Polish Objections

EU partners withdraw from joint venture with Russian company to avoid the threat of Polish legal action.

18 August 2016
The Dangers of Patriotic Tourism

Central Europeans are often spending their holidays at home these days – good for the local economy, but not for the local mentality.

By Martin Ehl

17 August 2016
Startup Brings Internet to Remote Kyrgyz Villages

Only one in seven households in the Central Asian country has the internet, and far fewer have access to broadband service.

17 August 2016
Counting Emigration’s Toll on Eastern Europe

The flight of young, educated workers continues across the region, with long-term damage to the economies of their home countries, the IMF says.

12 August 2016
Balkan Officials Defend Questionable Arms Exports

Montenegro pledges to halt the trade if evidence emerges of Saudi-bound weapons being diverted to Syrian militias.

12 August 2016
Russia Fines Google for Anti-Trust Violation

Apple could also face sanctions as Moscow continues to narrow the playing field for foreign tech companies.

10 August 2016
Pipeline Plan Beneficiary of Rekindled Russian-Turkish Relationship

Shelved last year after a diplomatic spat, TurkStream is back on, potentially jeopardizing other pipeline projects in the region.




Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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