Eastern Bloc

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Eastern bloc

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Eastern bloc politics (formerly) the Soviet bloc

Eastern Bloc

The Communist states of eastern Europe, including those of the Balkans. Its strength through cohesion has been weakened politically and economically since 1989.
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She has worked and exhibited internationally and is interested in the modernist monuments of ex-communist countries, though Cyprus has also been one of her inspirations for her work.
Ex-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe are vulnerable to the crisis in Greece, a Reuters report reads, citing examples from Bulgaria.
While in the past, ex-communist countries focused on savings, recently, the cost-reduction policy has been detrimental to them, according to the surveyIn the first quarter of the year, Poland has displayed minimum economic growth while the situation in the Czech Republic deteriorated visibly.
The EBRD -- comprised of 64 shareholder countries alongside the European Union and the European Investment Bank -- was founded in 1991 to help ex-Communist countries switch to market economies.
The ex-communist countries have hardly coped with the changes, the whole burden being felt by the disoriented population who accustomed with the party's doctrine had to adapt to the requirements of a society with democratic values.
The figures, released Friday by the state Central Statistical Office, underline how strongly the economy has continued to grow in Poland, the largest of the ex-communist countries now in the European Union.
Not included in Table 2 are the correlations for the 25 communist and ex-communist countries, which are -.
That's similar to the situation in the ex-communist countries of Eastern Europe.
In contrast, West Wales and the Valleys is at 73 per cent of the EU average of 27 nations, now including ex-communist countries such as Romania, Bulgaria and Poland.
Ex-communist countries in Eastern Europe are perturbed by Russia's increasingly assertive foreign policy, especially its short war with Georgia last year.
Net beneficiaries included Portugal, Spain and 12 mostly ex-communist countries that joined the EU in 2004 or 2007.
From the economic "shock treatment" imposed upon Third World and ex-communist countries to the "shock and awe" of the American assault on Iraq, Ms.