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CHINA RISING: When sleeping giants meet

Tim Gosling in Prague July 11, 2017

CEFC's acquisition of struggling Czech football club Slavia Praha has paid off spectacularly, but the rest of the mysterious Chinese group's investment plans have not fared so well.

CHINA RISING: Belt and Road Initiative helps shift Chinese investments to Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 10, 2017

Chinese investments in Central and Southeast Europe are on an upward trend that is expected to accelerate as investors shift their attention towards the region.

Small East European nations in vanguard of cyber-defence

Will Conroy in Prague, Vadim Dumesh in Paris, Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw, Carmen Valache in Lund July 10, 2017

Estonia and Georgia, two nations that several years back suffered paralysing Russian cyber incursions, have made the top 10 in a fresh UN cybersecurity ranking.

To have and have not again (part 2)

Stephen Weeks in Prague June 28, 2017

Once families regained possession of their Czech castles after the collapse of communism, it was a major undertaking to restore them to their former glory and make them profitable businesses.

To have and have not again

Stephen Weeks in Prague June 7, 2017

Families who once owned Czech castles are still struggling to win restitution of their properties more than a quarter of a century after the collapse of communism.