CSE and CIS
Montenegro starts with research to determine whether it has enough resources to achieve a commercial use of oil and gas. Convoy of seismic exploration ships arrived on Montenegrin territorial waters, including the largest 117-meter long Polar Empress in Norway.
The functioning of the Belarusian economy under President Alexander Lukashenko's rule has already surprised many economic experts in Western Europe. Many of them have no idea how the country achieved a budget surplus, which in some sectors amounted to USD1.5bn.