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If the reform of disciplining judges is passed it will mark a watershed in the relations between Warsaw and Brussels, demonstrating the effectiveness of the European Commission's new Conditionality Mechanism.
The election of the former general – by 58% to 42% – should bolster the country’s centre-right government, while Andrej Babis’ crushing defeat is a severe blow for the populist opposition leader.
To overcome deep scepticism in Ulaanbaatar about politicians, Sumiyabazar Dolgorsuren will need Olympic strength and strategy.
The coal mafia affair meant the new year wishes proffered by the ruling politicians rang rather hollow.
Imprisonment could end prospect of Imamoglu 2023 election run against autocratic president. Other court cases under way could sideline pro-Kurdish party that could serve as kingmaker.
Government counts on €3.5bn to be collected from the tax next year, to pay for measures to help citizens and businesses wrestling with the cost of living crisis.
Traditional Mongolian chess dates back to the Great Mongol Empire. It is thought at least a third of Mongolia’s population know how to play the game.
The looming contest for the presidency between Pavel and Babis may serve to highlight their different attitudes to the communist past, while at the same time showing how some Czechs remain ambivalent.
Turkey’s Erdogan administration again spooked by the lurching lira. Small matter of Jamal Khashoggi appears to be ancient history.
Russia is holding local elections in 14 regions, which are supposed to be boring, but coming in the midst of a war they are more important than usual. However, with the introduction of online voting any chance of a free vote is gone.
Civic Democrats continue to reject tax rises to close deficit swollen by COVID-19 pandemic and Ukraine war.
The ancient festival initiated by Ghengis Khan in 1206 and commemorating the “three sports of men” — archery, horseracing and Bökh wrestling — is back after two years of pandemic disruption.
More and more young people may be leaving the physically demanding herding life behind to seek their fortunes in the cities, but it remains big business.
Europe has been wrestling to get its members to sign up to a full ban on Russian oil products but a ban could send the price of oil up and make Russia even more money. Better to cap prices and starve the Kremlin of revenues.
NewsBase takes a brief look at some of the economic and political fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war, with a focus on regional markets for jet fuel and diesel around the world.
Russian and Ukrainian delegations have been wrestling to find a peace deal in the last week and progress seems to have been made, according to recent comments from both sides, but there is still a gulf to cross.
Around two-thirds of country’s sunflower seed oil is shipped from Ukraine and Russia. Social media ‘police’ probe “provocative” messages amid anxiety.
Construction impacted by debt financing setbacks with “cautiousness in the market” attributed to uncertainty caused by actions of populist Japarov administration.
Soldiers have started a military operation to clear the streets of Kazakhstan’s commercial capital and largest city, threatening to shoot on sight anyone that ventures abroad. But are the reports real?