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Economics Europe

Montenegro: another Balkan nation to experience unrest

Montenegro is currently experiencing instability over its proposed membership of NATO, corruption allegations and anticipated elections later this year. Uncertainty blights the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Crisis has gripped

Europe Politics

Macedonia facing an uncertain future

President Ivanov’s suspension of investigations of wire-tapping scandals increases the risk of political instability in Macedonia, which is already troubled by the migrant crisis.

Europe Security

Terrorism in Europe has actually decreased

Events in Brussels and Paris have not cost Europe its innocence. Indeed more people died from terrorism in Europe between 1970-1986 than from 2000-2016. After the attacks in Brussels and

Europe Politics

Deconstructing Serbia and Macedonia’s 2016 elections

Upcoming elections will consolidate the ruling party’s grip on power in Serbia and could well return a disgraced government to power in Macedonia. EU leaders will gloss over the former,

Europe

EU clout in Western Balkans: predictions for 2016

Amid concerns over increased Russian influence in the Western Balkans, the progress of two countries – Serbia and Macedonia – in early 2016 will act as a good indicator of

Europe Politics

EU stands by as Macedonia falls into crisis

The small Balkan country of Macedonia has made solid economic progress in the last few years and appears to be an ideal candidate for accession to the EU. But a

Europe Natural resources and energy

Despite sanctions, Russia remains global energy player

Sanctions may have damaged the Russian energy sector, but Russian energy diplomacy is still scoring goals and helping Russia to retain its global power status. By seeking out alternative markets

Economics International

10 countries most improved in “Ease of Doing Business”

The top ten list of most improved countries in the new Ease of Doing Business report from the World Bank includes some surprising members. The World Bank has just put