The US and EU sanctions   Both the EU and the US are contemplating new sanctions following the Cyprus-drilling conflict and the purchase of the S-400. Erdogan seems defiant on both counts and further sanctions seem equally unavoidable.   Turkey’s armed forces have been planning a major offensive in Northern Syria against the US-backed Kurdish Protection Units (YPG), in defiance of US and EU warnings for possible conflict escalation. A sense of urgency has been added to Erdogan’s preparatory works to invade Syria as Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E have responded positively to US calls to send troops to areas held by the YPG.   Russia is tacitly encouraging further cracks in relations with the West by allowing Erdogan a certain range of freedom in Syria, against the


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  This is the story of an Italian investor who closed his enterprise near Plovdiv. The story was shared with an acquaintance of mine, and it explains why the businessman is leaving the country.   The Italian investor started his narrative with a rare admission that, as someone coming from the country that is home to the mafia, it is almost natural for every Italian to “honor” the traditions of oiling administrative and regulatory mechanisms. But back in Italy, says the Italian businessman, we estimate the price for working in our environment at a maximum of 10-11 percent of the business proceeds. Most of us never challenge this – we pay and go on with our lives and work. This is not a new tradition – it has been the


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About Евгений Кънев

Евгений Кънев е Доктор по икономика, управляващ съдружник на инвестиционна консултантска компания "Маконис". Бил е управляващ директор за Европа на американската компания Tello Corporation и директор Корпоративни финанси в KPMG България. В дългогодишната си кариера на инвестиционен консултант е ръководил голям брой проекти за сливания и придобивания, бизнес оценки и финансирания в редица страни от Централна и Източна Европа и Ирландия. Има магистърска степен по бизнес администрация от Illinois State University (USA) и Диплома по финанси и счетоводство на Асоциацията на сертифицираните експерт счетоводители на Великобритания (ACCA). Специализирал е корпоративни финанси във Великобритания, Белгия и Германия. Лицензиран оценител на търговски предприятия, финансови институции и интелектуална собственост. Автор е на над 100 публикации на инвестиционно-финансови и макроикономически теми и на книгата "Публично-частно партньорство: принципи, модели и политики за частно предлагане на публични услуги".