Economy & Business

13 October 2016
It’s the Economy, Stupid!

Poland and Hungary’s cultural counter-revolution follows naturally from the region’s economic and political developments.

By Martin Ehl
30 September 2016
Chinese Top Belarus List of Foreign Workers Premium

More and more Chinese are working in Minsk and beyond, as Beijing extends over $5 billion in loans to fund major Belarusian projects.

Russian oil rig
22 September 2016
Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Premium

Russia could soon become the world’s biggest oil producer if it continues pumping oil at levels not seen since Soviet times.

22 September 2016
New Cities for a New Road Premium

Spanking new towns and ports are popping up along the route of China’s New Silk Road from Asia to the Caucasus and Europe.

czech glass
20 September 2016
Czech Ingenuity Puts New Shine on Endangered Craft


After barely making it through the ’90s and limping through the 2008 crash, Bohemia’s fabled decorative glass industry is on the rise again.

By Sandra Dondenne
20 September 2016
Arabic Speakers: Bulgarian Tech Companies Want You Premium

Middle Eastern migrants and refugees in Bulgaria are proving an unexpected boon to the country’s fast-growing IT sector.

14 September 2016
Forgotten Champion

Though Romania rarely makes its way into the international press, the country should be lauded for its recent progress.

By Martin Ehl



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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