wiiw slashes 2020 growth forecast for CESEE to just 1.1%

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 17, 2020

Vienna-based think tank expects the coronavirus pandemic to result in the worst year for the region since the global financial crisis.

Historic wines in a changing world

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 16, 2020

As Moldova's biggest wine exporter Purcari Wineries expands into markets in Central Europe and beyond, it faces a landscape impacted by the coronavirus epidemic, climate change and the East-West standoff in the region.

Moldovan central bank officials arrested over $1bn bank frauds

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest March 6, 2020

$1bn was siphoned off mainly from three Moldovan banks over several years. The costs are ultimately being footed by Moldovan taxpayers.

Pro-Moldova party linked to oligarch Plahotnuic strengthens position in parliament

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest March 2, 2020

Newly formed party appears to be positioning itself as Moldova's main pro-western force, possibly paving the way for Vlad Plahotnuic's return.

ALACO DISPATCHES: I say Moldovan, you say Romanian…

Nicolae Reutoi of Alaco February 22, 2020

How a dispute over language reflects cultural and political divisions in a country squeezed between Russia and Western Europe.