Ahead of elections, Erdogan administration appears to be caving to some Western sanctions enforcement demands, perhaps fearing action that could hurt the Turkish economy prior to polling day.
Deal follows breakthrough agreement that will bring Iranian cars to the Russian market.
A court in Belarus sentenced exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to 15 years in prison for leading protests against the country's authoritarian leader in August 2020.
Grodno Azot has found a way to evade European sanctions by using shell companies that smuggle sanctioned fertiliser exports into Europe via truck and rail, says Belarusian Investigative Centre.
One year since the Ukraine conflict began, the share of stable sovereign outlooks in Emerging Europe is at its lowest since late 2003.
Russia's plans to subsume Belarus and dismantle its independence by 2030, according to documents seen as part of an investigation by a group of US and European media outlets, including the Kyiv Independent.
Invasion of Ukraine "accompanied by all-out repression and censorship at home", says EIU, presenting latest Democracy Index.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and related sanctions have distorted trade routes across the Eurasian continent.
The EBRD lowered its forecasts for more than half its 36 countries of operation, anticipating average growth of just 2.1% this year.
The free flow of ideas, people, goods, services, and capital across national borders leads to greater economic integration. But globalization, the trend toward these things moving ever more freely between nations, has slowed in recent years.
A new pro-Lukashenko party was established in Belarus as the country fell a further seven places in the latest EIU Democracy index.
Mercantilism is also replacing globalisation, and the US has a declining interest in European affairs.
Interior minister angered by series of terrorism security alerts. Tensions also arise over US sanctions that could leave Russian aircraft with no ground service at Turkish airports.
The Austrian lender, which has become more and more reliant on its Russian business over the years, is still rethinking its presence in the country.
After statements made by European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen in early January, the EU’s new sanctions package against Belarus is starting to take form. The new package will make the existing sanctions hit even harder.
The Belarusian Investigative Centre (BIC) continues to unravel corruption and sanctions avoidance schemes by Belarusian businessmen. This time, they show how a Belarusian businessman continues to operate in Germany despite EU sanctions.
The countries on Nato’s eastern flank believe they are now leading the debate on how to confront the Kremlin, as demonstrated by the row over supplying modern battle tanks to Ukraine.
On Tuesday, January 17, a Minsk court began a trial in absentia of leading Belarusian opposition figures. Political repression continues to increase in the country.
Belarus has managed to redirect some of its potash fertiliser exports to Russia and China. With its new export routes, Belarus has big plans for 2023, but high delivery costs and global competition is squeezing its profit margins and market shares.
There is an old joke that the role of economic forecasters is to make astrologers look good. Forecasting GDP or inflation for the upcoming year with any degree of accuracy is virtually impossible, but there are some scary signs appearing.