Baltic States

Is Armenia facing a colour revolution? Popular protests on the rise in Emerging Europe

Ben Aris in Berlin April 22, 2018

Whether or not the detention of opposition leader Nikol Pashinian proves enough to lop the head off the Armenian demonstrations, analysts will note yet another example of how ready people are across Emerging Europe to take to the streets.

Leaked document shows EU’s initially hardline approach to Gazprom

bne IntelliNews April 12, 2018

European Commission had planned to adopt a tough stance on Gazprom's allegedly “abusive practices” in selling gas to CEE, but current approach could let Russian energy major off the hook without serious consequences.

Estonian inflation slows down to 2.8% y/y in March

bne IntelliNews April 7, 2018

Price growth slows down for a second straight month, dropping below 3% for the first time since June 2017.

Slovak workers most likely to be replaced by robots, says OECD study

bne IntelliNews April 4, 2018

66mn jobs could be lost as new artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are adopted in OECD countries, with the biggest impact expected in Slovakia, Turkey and Lithuania.

Global trade war to hammer Eastern EU members

By Clare Nuttall in Bucharest April 3, 2018

The small, open economies in the eastern part of the European Union will suffer disproportionately if the global trade war currently brewing extends to Europe, analysts have warned.

COMMENT: Guest-workers won’t solve CEE labour shortage woes

Richard Grieveson of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies March 29, 2018

Central Europe is facing a growing labour shortage crisis that could limit growth if solutions are not found. Ukraine has already been a big winner but cannot solve the problem by itsself.

Online growth companies make “New European Tigers” roar

bne IntelliNews March 26, 2018

Eastern EU member states are catching up with their Western counterparts in terms of education, internet access and investment in infrastructure, boosting GDP growth and creating a fertile environment for online businesses.

Ukraine plays tough as 21 countries unite to kick out Russian diplomats

bne IntelliNews March 26, 2018

More than 100 diplomats thrown out in the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history, as the US and countries across Europe show solidarity with London over the poisoning of the Skripals.

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