Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, Albania and Latvia to lose more than 40% of their populations by 2100

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 22, 2017

UN projections show populations will fall in every East European country this century, with Moldova’s set to contract by more than 51%.

Activists thwart Balkan gold rush again

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 15, 2017

High gold prices in recent years resulted in a flood of investors into Southeast Europe - much to the dismay of local residents and environmental groups.

Russia dominates CEE region in global university ranking

Nicholas Watson in Prague June 13, 2017

Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.

Banking convergence returns to Central and Eastern Europe, says RBI

Robert Anderson in Prague June 9, 2017

The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.

Bulgaria’s industrial production growth decelerates to 4.8% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews June 8, 2017

A deterioration in manufacturing and mining performance slows Bulgaria's industrial production growth

Romania leads the Balkan IPO race

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 1, 2017

Series of IPO announcements in Romania, Croatia and Slovenia arouse speculation about the start of a larger return of the IPO markets in the region.

Borissov's balancing act

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 26, 2017

Bulgarian prime minister plays "good cop" as he balances demands of his far-right coalition partners with EU values.