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bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks – Turkey evacuates thousands of tourists amid hellish wildfire scenes
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks – Turkey evacuates thousands of tourists amid hellish wildfire scenes

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The EU finally gets tough with Hungary and Poland
The EU finally gets tough with Hungary and Poland

Our top story today is a blog on the relationship between Central Europe’s so-called ‘illiberal democracies’, Poland and Hungary, and the European Commission. For years now the...

Buckle up, August is coming
Buckle up, August is coming

August, the month to relax and take a holiday, is rarely relaxing in Russia. As Chris Weafer of consultancy Macro-Advisory writes in his now traditional Russia in August piece for us, past experience...

EU takes carbon pricing initative with CBAM
EU takes carbon pricing initative with CBAM

After the EU unveiled the details of its proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), we take an in-depth look at how the mechanism to make exporters to the EU market pay for the CO2 they...

Iran protests spread to Tehran and Tabriz
Iran protests spread to Tehran and Tabriz

Protests over the Iranian government’s handling of the ongoing water crisis and widespread blackouts — also related to the drought that has cut hydropower production — appear to be...

Russia raises key rate amid strong inflationary pressure
Russia raises key rate amid strong inflationary pressure

The central banks of first Ukraine and then Russia raised their policy rates in the last few days in response to higher inflation. Now that inflation is on the rise across our region, central banks...

The first test for Moldova's new government
The first test for Moldova's new government

Less than two weeks after Moldovan President Maia Sandu’s party won a landslide in the country’s general election on July 11, Sandu is already pressing ahead with the reforms eagerly...

US and Germany strike deal on Nord Stream 2 pipeline
US and Germany strike deal on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden reached an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will carry gas from Russia to Europe, bypassing Ukraine, on July 21. The deal should...

European Commission rule of law reports
European Commission rule of law reports

The European Commission’s latest batch of Rule of Law reports on the 27 member states had some harsh criticisms for countries from Central and Southeast Europe, in particular Poland on judicial...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Russia shows tentative willingness to let US use Central Asia bases
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Russia shows tentative willingness to let US use Central Asia bases

US Central Asia bases...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  Afghanistan crucial to rebuilding ties between Central and South Asia
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- Afghanistan crucial to rebuilding ties between Central and South Asia

Afghanistan...

bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks --  bneGREEN: Drought causes mass livestock die-offs and irrigation water shortages in Central Asia
bne IntelliNews Editor's Picks -- bneGREEN: Drought causes mass livestock die-offs and irrigation water shortages in Central Asia

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