All but three Moldova-based airlines banned from operating in the EU

Carmen Simion in Bucharest April 16, 2019

Carriers added EU safety blacklist as they fail to meet international safety standards, due to a lack of safety oversight by the Moldovan civil aviation authority.

End of an era of USSR dictators (or not?)

Nizom Khodjayev in Astana March 22, 2019

Kazakhstan’s ruler of 30 years Nursultan Nazarbayev has gone. Only he’s not gone. And ordinary Kazakhs who’ve lived through three “Soviet-groomed” decades don’t hold out much hope a handpicked successor will change much about their lives.

You think the Kyrgyz kalpak hat’s goofy? Best keep that to yourself...

bne IntelliNews January 22, 2019

Traditional headgear to get same status as national anthem and flag.

One in seven workers in Eastern Europe report delayed paychecks

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2019

Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.

OUTLOOK 2019 Kyrgyzstan

bne IntelliNews December 27, 2018

All eyes in Kyrgyz Republic on where gripping power struggle between President Jeenbekov and predecessor Atambayev goes from here.