In 2017, Belarus’s GDP went up 2.4%, the first positive result since 2014.
The company 50Hertz has announced that talks are ongoing to sell its shares in the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), owned by the Chinese government.
At night between 7 and 8 February, US forces carried out airstrikes on columns of pro-Assad troops, including a group of Russian soldiers from the so-called Wagner Group.
January 2018 saw the first celebrations commemorating the centenary of Ukraine’s fight for independence (1917–1921).
Since mid-January Dagestan has been witnessing an anti-corruption operation unprecedented in Russia in terms of its scale.
The signing of the coalition agreement between the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats was intended to bring an end to the political crisis in Germany.
The war in Donbass and the loss of control over part of the country’s industrialised areas resulted in the significance of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast increasing for Ukraine.
On 29 January, the US administration sent Congress a batch of documents which provide the basis for a possible further expansion of sanctions against Russia.
On 31 January, Nord Stream 2 AG obtained the consent of the Mining Authority in Stralsund for the construction of the Nord Stream pipeline 2 in Germany.
Since the end of 2015 Vlad Plahotniuc, an oligarch and the richest man in Moldova, has been de facto the only person who counts in Moldovan politics and business.