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Turkey: An uncertain investment opportunity


There is an old Chinese curse that says: ‘may you live in interesting times.’ Some would argue that the whole world is experiencing such times as a result of the financial crisis and political upheaval across the Middle East in particular. Yet no country is in the midst of a political and financial watershed like Turkey. Once known as the sick-man of Europe, Turkey has experienced a decade of unprecedented economic growth that has paved the road for greater ambitions. It currently boasts a youthful population with a well trained… Read more

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Ukraine: Anti-government protests intensify


Anti-government protests in Ukraine are intensifying as a tense standoff develops between protesters and riot police. Dissenters have been gathering in Kiev’s Independence Square since the Ukrainian government failed to sign a proposed free trade deal aimed at promoting greater integration with Western Europe in late November. Rumoured interference from Russia has caused many to question the country’s future direction and recent events in the capital’s main square suggest that many are not satisfied with what they see as the continued close links between President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian Premier… Read more

Croatia becomes 28th member of the European Union


Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union (EU) less than 20 years after the end of its bloody war for independence. The country’s accession to the union was celebrated in the country’s capital, Zagreb, where thousands flocked to the city’s central square to party with music and fireworks.  “Welcome to the European Union!”  European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso exclaimed, rather impressively, in Croatian and President Ivo Josipovic described it as “a great and joyful day for our homeland”. Croatia is the first new EU member since… Read more