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The failure of the Nation Alliance under optimal conditions shows that 'big tent' coalitions under a single list often do not succeed in extending the opposition's reach.
Democratic governance deteriorates in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, with worst declines in already authoritarian regions.
Azerbaijan can’t fully substitute for Russian gas at the pan-European level, but it can play a crucial role in promoting the energy security of individual states.
Verdict being seen as a major blow to the country’s anti-corruption efforts.
The EU continues work to hash out an 11th sanctions package on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine, which will require the approval of all 27 member states to be finalised.
The package includes raising the pension age, hiking corporate and real estate taxes, and most radically, increasing the tax on beer.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a bill to the Russian parliament that will pull Russia out of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty, a key Cold War security deal that will heighten military tensions with the West further.
Former premier Robert Fico has accused Caputova of being an American agent and of being linked to the far right's bogeyman George Soros.
In the heart of Europe and caught between east and west, Poland is a country where geopolitics has a real, immediate and visceral effect on its people in a way that the rest of Europe struggles to understand.
Prime Minister Eduard Heger resigned when his position became untenable after a series of resignations from his caretaker cabinet.
Heger's unannounced address appears to be an attempt to forestall President Zuzana Caputova appointing a technocratic cabinet to govern the country amid the growing chaos.
The grain crisis has been a huge embarrassment for the EU and in particular for its CEE members, who have otherwise been among the strongest supporters of Ukraine.
Albania, Kosovo and Romania stand out with strong projected growth in 2023-25, wiiw forecasts show.
Hungarian media ignore clear political differences between the two leaders and paint visit as a major diplomatic success and a reward for its "pro-Christian" policies.
Talks between the European Commission and Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia are set to continue in the coming days after failing to achieve an agreement last week.
Russia and Germany have de facto broken off diplomatic relations as relations between West and East continue to deteriorate.
Two recent events have highlighted that the EU is not ready to make Ukraine a member: five countries have banned imports of cheap Ukrainian grain, and talks on the eleventh sanctions package have died before they started.
Earlier this week the IIB admitted it could not meet its obligations to partners but blamed difficulties caused by sanctions rather than a liquidity crisis.
Romanian farmers estimate losses of €200mn as a result of Ukrainian grain flooding the local market, but Bucharest has stopped short of an import ban.