Economy & Business

24 November 2014
Putin Rules Out a New Iron Curtain, Albania’s Secret Bunker Comes Out of the Cold

Plus, OSCE diplomat calls for end of impunity in Russia journalist killings, and the European Parliament weighs condemnation of a Serbian war-crimes suspect.

By Timothy Spence
 
19 November 2014
Searching for the Spirit of Romania’s Jiu Valley

The cities and towns of the country’s mining heartland still exist, but that is not the same thing as being alive.

By Gabriel Amza
 
18 November 2014
Russia-West Rhetoric Ratchets Up, Georgian Convicted of Mid-2000s Mutiny

Plus, the golden arches will rise in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan’s leader says his country must be a partner for Russia. 

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
17 November 2014
‘Nothing is True and Everything is Possible’

A new book presents a Russia with no rules and no certainty in tomorrow. From openDemocracy.

By Natalia Antonova
 
17 November 2014
Iohannis Romps in Romania; Those Armed Armenians Are No ‘Flashmob’

Plus, Ukraine’s president orders an end to state funding for rebel areas, and it’s back to the future for Kazakhstan’s leader.

By Timothy Spence
 
13 November 2014
Fears of ‘Full-Scale’ Fighting in Ukraine, Azerbaijan Downs Armenian Helicopter

Plus, Russia goes to court to shutter a human rights group and Bosnian farmers try to keep out cheaper EU milk.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
12 November 2014
Georgia Back on ‘European’ Track, Rightists Rampage in Warsaw

Plus, IMF warns Romania against over-spending as Ponta promises economic bliss; Karadzic’s daughter elected to Bosnian entity parliament.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 

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