Russia’s economy is a cocktail of conservative macroeconomic policy, state and crony capitalism a blend of protectionism and efficient authoritarianism, said Anders Aslund, PhD, member of the Atlantic Council and CASE.
The EU cannot leave Ukraine alone and stop pushing for further reforms, because Kiev has already wasted a lot of time. There has been no breakthrough, says Gustav Gressel, an analyst at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Since the beginning of the century, the Croatian state resembled musical introduction to the Muppet show. In the crucial moment, the leaders were repeating the same, old, good chorus “we are in favor of the European integration”.