In Europe the discussions about the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Brexit and the crisis in the Eurozone dominate the public discourse. The further east we go the more we hear about the deepening cooperation between...
After a few years of slow but stable growth Belarus is in recession.
Low oil prices have sent Russia’s economy into a recession, and countries on its periphery are being dragged along for the ride as the slump affects both oil exporters and countries that rely on trade and aid from Russia.
The new communication route connecting China with Ukraine, launched in mid-January, is the first step in pushing Russia out of the transit of goods all the way from the Great Wall to the Eiffel Tower.