Southeast Europe / Features

TURKEY INSIGHT: Are these markets for real?

Akin Nazli in Belgrade July 18, 2019

For now, Erdogan, the master of distraction, appears to have enough economic and political control. But, if behind the scenes he is digging as frantically as some observers believe, he’ll struggle to get out of his deep hole.

Central, Eastern and Southeast European sovereigns to return to debt markets on large scale in 2020, Raiffeisen says

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 9, 2019

Governments of Central and Southeast Europe have already secured most of the funding they need for this year, but with more obligations maturing in 2020 they are expected to return to the markets on a large scale next year

Rainbow flag flies over CEE, but attitudes to LGBT vary vastly

Ben Aris in Berlin July 4, 2019

North Macedonia held its first ever gay pride march on June 29 with up to 1,000 people attending the event. There were pride marches in nearly all the CEE countries but the experience in each country is vastly different.

TANAP pipeline comes online, a major piece in Europe’s energy puzzle

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 3, 2019

Completion of the TANAP pipeline brings completion of the Southern Gas Corridor that will diversify Europe’s gas supplies away from Russia closer to reality — at a time when Russia is building its own new pipeline infrastructure.

Erdogan’s police use rubber bullets against Istanbul Pride attempt as usual

Akin Nazli in Belgrade July 2, 2019

Turkish LGBT activist defied a ban on the Istanbul Pride march but riot police fired rubber bullets and teargas at the crowd in an attempt to break up the gathering.