Economy & Business

18 November 2016
Turkmen Leader Orders More Food on the Table

Reports from the isolated country increasingly speak of shortages and queues; regime may seek renewed ties with Moscow.

18 November 2016
Op-Ed: Promises Waiting To Be Broken

Now is the time for southeast Europe to start an inclusive and just transition away from lignite, argues new research.

By Pippa Gallop
17 November 2016
Serbian Army to Protest Low Wages

Military union complains the government ignores its demands; defense chief calls for understanding in the current poor economic situation.

11 November 2016
Influential EU Trade Committee Greenlights Controversial Trade Deal With Uzbekistan Premium

Human right activists strongly oppose the draft legislation, seen as condoning the use of forced labor for harvesting cotton. 


10 November 2016
Romanian Government Contests Pre-Election Wage Hikes Premium

Premier Ciolos accuses opposition of populist measures as national elections draw near.

Munkh-Orgil Tsend
9 November 2016
Mongolia, IMF Close to Agreeing Loan Deal Premium

Government willing to accept external aid to rescue an export-driven economy that has been battered by low commodity prices and a backlog of old debt.

1 November 2016
Mega-Dam Breaks Ground in Tajikistan Premium

First envisioned during the Soviet era, the Rogun dam faces bitter opposition from downstream neighbor Uzbekistan.

31 October 2016
Uzbekistan Ratifies Convention That Might Improve Labor Conditions Premium
Move could eventually help curtail forced labor in cotton trade, but activists remain skeptical.



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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