Month: January 2021

Parliamentary Elections, Government Reshuffles and Protectionism in Kazakhstan

On 10 January 2021, Kazakhstan held elections to its lower house of parliament (Majilis) and regional parliaments (Maslikhats). The Majilis elections are part of an ongoing transition of power in Kazakhstan which was activated following the resignation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev in March 2019 (Nazarbayev turns 80 in 2021). Other elements included the 2019 presidential elections (won by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the politician hand-picked by Nursultan Nazarbayev as his …

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Presidential Elections & Power Structure Changes in Kyrgyzstan

On 10 January, Kyrgyzstan held early presidential elections in conjunction with a referendum on the form of governance (transferring from the parliamentary to the presidential model). The controversial elections followed on from October’s much-criticised parliamentary elections and amidst ongoing political turmoil that has reigned ever since. The official vote count gave Sadyr Japarov an overwhelming …

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Ukrainian Government New Approach to Working with Major Investors

In December 2020, Ukraine unveiled a range of new incentives for major investors, as it looks to accelerate the economic recovery from the pandemic. The Verkhovna Rada passed a law on “Government Support for Major Investment in Ukraine” which applies to both Ukrainian and foreign companies that are 100% owners of an established, resident legal …

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Snap Parliamentary Elections in Moldova

Party of Action and Solidarity to Form Government with Unprecedented Mandate On July 11th, Moldovan voters went to the polls to elect the country’s 101

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Snap Elections in Bulgaria

What can international investors expect from another fragmented parliament? Bulgaria’s much-anticipated snap parliamentary elections could mark the beginning of a new era in the country’s

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Political Impasse in Bulgaria

Caretaker Government Takes Office Ahead of Snap Parliamentary Elections Scheduled for July 11th Bulgaria has been plunged into a major political impasse after the country’s

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