Romania was the region’s leader in export growth in the six years since the recent crisis, with annual growth averaging 9%, while numerous other CEE countries saw export growth beat China's both pre and post crisis.
Their leaders are among the fiercest critics of Brussels, but a new poll shows citizens of member states from CEE are more confident in the EU than their home countries.
Falling unemployment has pushed up Slovak wages including in the flagship auto manufacturing sector, leaving the likes of Jaguar Land Rover struggling to fill vacancies.
Czech producer price inflation accelerated for the second straight month in September, according to the Czech Statistical Office reports on August 16.
Lithuania is the only EU member state where female employees are more likely to be sent on job-related training by their employer than their male colleagues, finds a study by The Knowledge Academy.
The factory gate price growth repeated the annual growth rate seen the previous month and marked the eleventh straight month of annual growth in the PPI, following three years of contraction in factory gate prices.
CPI growth slackens to 2.9% despite price growth driven by the tightened labour market pushing up wages and the return of EU-funded investment.
The September reading – the fastest annual price growth since mid-2011 – extends the surge in the Lithuanian CPI that is part of a regional phenomenon across Central Europe.
Poland records first monthly increase - driven mainly by 3.6% expansion in the foreign exchange reserves segment - after two months of decline.
Hungary's PMI reading rose from 56.8 points in August to 59.3 points in September, showing that Hungarian manufacturing remains on a solid expansion course
Retail sales growth is now close to the levels seen in 2015, in a positive sign for the Latvian economy.
Inflation picked up speed for a third straight month to the level last seen in February.
August figures extend a positive trend that began in September last year, reinforcing forecasts that the Estonian economy is well on track to pick up speed in 2017.
VAT revenues showed some signs of improvement across the EU, but the missing amounts remain "unacceptably high", the European Commission said.
Sales grew at an unadjusted 2.7% y/y in August in constant prices, the third consecutive month of slowing growth.
Latvia's PPI grew 3.3% y/y in August but fell 0.3pp versus the July reading.