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Inflation in Belarus has fallen, but that has less to do with central bank policy and more to do with the fact that the government has fixed prices.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has ramped up his brutal repression with a series of raids on opposition leaders and politically motivated jailings that has led the UN to accuse his regime of “crimes against humanity.”
Despite mass demonstrations in Georgia against the seemingly pro-Russian “foreign agents” law in March and growing Russian trade turnover following the start of the war in Ukraine, the government in Tbilisi remains dedicated to joining the EU.
Only one in four voters in Almaty, the country's largest city, cast their ballot.
President Aleksandar Vucic moved closer to a deal with Kosovo at this weekend's Ohrid summit but faces fierce opposition at home.
Though some changes in the poll formats hint at New Kazakhstan, the president’s words are ominously reminiscent of Old Kazakhstan.
Since communism collapsed and Georgia achieved independence, we have only too often witnessed an ambivalence about the country's future direction among its ruling elites.
Forbidden by the ruling clerics from dancing in public, women devise new format of protest as activists look to bring anti-regime protests back to the boil.
As economic and political pressure on Serbia to join Western sanctions on Russia grow, Serbian Economy Minister Rade Basta took the unexpected step of calling for Belgrade to impose sanctions.
Foreign agents are increasingly involved in the street protests in Chisinau organised by the Shor Party.
The US has become increasingly worried by anti-American rhetoric from senior Hungarian officials and pervasive anti-American rhetoric in government media.
Turkey has abruptly stopped exporting goods to Russia and one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strongest advocates in Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has said that he might “rethink” his relations with Russia in the future.
EU and US criticise Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik over plan to adopt a law on “foreign agents”.
Second protest in Belgrade to demand Bojana Savovic and Jasmina Paunovic are reinstated.
Agreement could have implications on reviving nuclear deal and could even help build ties between Moscow, Beijing, Tehran and Riyadh.
Two days of mass protest have forced the ruling Georgian Dream party to back down and withdraw a proposed “foreign agents” law, which would brand NGOs and media that receive more than 20% of their income from abroad.
The Georgian Dream bloc, which holds the parliamentary majority, has withdrawn the controversial bill on foreign agents from the Georgian parliament that sparked two days of mass protests in the country, Vedomosti reports on March 9.
Israel is imminently poised to open a permanent mission in Ashgabat, 20 kilometres from the Iranian border. Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Legislation would require any organisation that receives over 20% of its funding from overseas to register as foreign agents or face substantial fines.
French President Emmanuel Macron is in Africa. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has just been to Central Asia before visiting India, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has just completed a tour of Africa, India and the Caucasus.