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Easing visa requirements: Belarus eyes foreign business

The potential easing of travel visa requirements in Belarus is likely to boost the local economy while improving its regional and global image.

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Why Italy’s referendum carries risks for the entire EU

Attention is turning to Italy constitutional referendum, where Renzi has said he will resign if he loses the vote. Many fear that the prevailing anti-establishment mood will defeat the government.

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China in Europe: reshaping trade relations with Central Eastern Europe

China, who has been systematically and intentionally bypassed by the most important regional trade agreements, is now making history by building its way into the Western markets. For China, Central

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Losing allies: EU cultivates new friendship with Azerbaijan

Last week, the EU formally approached Azerbaijan to renegotiate their relationship, signalling an upgrade in diplomatic relations. Europe is hedging against continued deterioration of its alliances, whilst Azerbaijan will be

Europe Politics

Macron: the French conformist anti-establishment candidate

On Wednesday, November 16th, Emmanuel Macron stood in an industrial site north of Paris and announced he would run for president in France’s 2017 election. It is with a speech

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2017 will see more EU division over Russia sanctions

Russia’s counter-sanctions are hurting various European economies while major investment projects in Russia are being blocked by EU sanctions. This situation has led to enhanced tensions within the EU, thus increasing the risk of disunity regarding its policy towards Moscow.

Economics Europe

The Moldovan election: A quiet country at an important crossroads

Europe is full of loud stories, and yet beneath the noise there are first time democratic elections shifting the tide of East-West relations, like Moldova.

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Wallonia’s “no” to CETA is a warning against scattered regionalism

CETA is an example of the dangers the EU faces in remodelling its processes and making them more inclusive in order to better connect with citizens.

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Russia’s coal expansion is running out of steam

Despite changing markets, Russia is betting on coal consumption as it moves to develop its eastern regions and pivot from Europe. Will the strategy work?

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The Cyprus reunification talks are progressing

After one and a half years of negotiations, the talks for the reunification of Cyprus have started to see some progress.