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On 18 December, the government in Ukraine decided to nationalise the country’s largest bank, PrivatBank. It has been owned by the oligarchs Ihor Kolomoyskyi and Henadiy Boholyubov.
The Republic of Moldova is an exceptional state. It was the only Soviet republic to proclaim independence, on 27 August 1991, in order to become part of another state, i.e. Romania, rather than building its own independent political…
Regardless of the transport and social problems, the vast majority of the population have remained on the peninsula adapting to the new situation.
On 13th November the runoff of the direct presidential election was held in Moldova.
The Russian narrative on Belarus changed in 2014, when Russian expert circles and the government elite essentially redefined their perception of their Belarusian ally in the context of the conflict in Ukraine and the escalation of…
Russia and Belarus had been unable to reach an agreement concerning co-operation in the oil sector. On 10 October a compromise was reached.
On 28 September the Joint Investigation Team presented its interim findings from the investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian Boeing passenger plane.
The Ukrainian parliament adopted a law on the appointment of a new National Commission for the Regulation of the Energy Sector and Communal Services.
Despite maintaining full control over this year's electoral process, the Belarusian authorities did at the same time strive to create some semblance of liberalisation.
More than two years after the Maidan revolution, it is fully justified to say that the oligarchic system remains a key mechanism in Ukraine’s political and economic life. The oligarchs have been able to hold on to their influence thanks…