BSSB.BE intellinews.com 25.05.2018
*The centre for insights in survey research, just published an extensive survey on attitudes in Ukraine and it makes for pretty grim dreading.
To summarise the main results in broad brush strokes, the government of Ukraine has …
BSSB.BE neweasterneurope.eu 24.05.2018
*For the six countries of the Eastern Partnership, or EaP, the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union meant that independence was as much an urgent crisis as it was an overnight opportunity.
This Armenian return to Europe …
BSSB.BE visio-institut.org 23.05.2018
Danube Ex-USSR Europe
*During 1995–2015, Slovenia saw substantial improvements in overall economic freedom. Progress, however, was far from uniform.
- The Travails of Slovene Transitioning
Economic transition is a loaded term. At its most broadly conceived, …
BSSB.BE neweasterneurope.eu 21.05.2018
* For the six countries of the Eastern Partnership, or EaP, the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union meant that independence was as much an urgent crisis as it was an overnight opportunity.
Burdened by the …
BSSB.BE intellinews.com/ 18.05.2018
Balkans Danube Moldova
* Bloody oligarch might be caught
The court in Moscow’s Basmanny district has endorsed investigators’ request for an arrest warrant for the president of the Democratic Party of Moldova Vlad Plahotniuc.
The Moldovan …
BSSB.BE 4liberty.eu 15.05.2018
* Viktor Orbán’s right-wing populist Fidesz party won a third consecutive term in office with a two-thirds majority in the Hungarian parliamentary election of April 2018.
Orbán is known for building an “illiberal state”, which …
BSSB.BE project-syndicate.org 24.04.2018
Balkans Danube Ex-USSR Germany
*The material and moral progress made possible by the Enlightenment is evident across a wide range of metrics, from human rights to life expectancy.
MADRID – The opening line of Charles Dickens’s A …
BSSB.BE intellinews.com 23.04.2018
Balkans Danube Ex-USSR
*Major stakes in top two banks and three major insurers have been confiscated after illegal coordination by shareholders detected, but no buyers have come forward, leaving Moldova’s financial sector in limbo.
Majority stakes in …
BSSB.BE intellinews.com 17.04.2018
Balkans Danube Ex-USSR
*Almost 30 years after the fall of Communism and despite their ambitions of Euro-Atlantic integration, many Southeast European countries have failed to establish political pluralism and are dominated by single parties and their leaders.
BSSB.BE bruegel.org 16.04.2018
Balkans Ex-USSR Europe
*Conventional wisdom holds that trade liberalisation benefits all countries, though not necessarily equally.
Within countries, however, while most individuals stand to gain from trade, some might lose out, in particular those workers whose jobs are …