Head of state does not see unresolved allegations as obstacle to making billionaire and fellow populist prime minister, but most potential coalition partners say they don’t want him in the cabinet.
Liberal, pro-EU parties left in weak position by vote which gives billionaire Andrej Babis choice of a strong minority government or coalition arrangement with one or two of several potential partners.
Two former construction ministers become the first top-level Slovak officials to receive prison sentences for corruption, as PM Robert Fico pledges new measures to tackle graft.
Deal worth €2.5bn announced by Norway’s Saga Energy group with Iranian company Amin Energy Developers shows Islamic Republic is making a late but substantial entry into renewables industry.
Eurosceptic and anti-immigrant Ano still has a feasible prospect of taking power in a coalition that could even rely on support from the far right and Communists, despite recent scandals surrounding its leader Andrej Babis.
Just days after being hit by a subsidy fraud charge, populist politician expected to become country's next PM receives court verdict meaning he will have to re-explain his Communist-era activities.
Ukrainian delegation walks out of Strasbourg speech as Czech president calls for switch from EU sanctions approach to talks on Russian compensation for Kyiv.
Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto believes that a new Ukrainian education law violates principles of the Ukraine-EU association agreement, and Budapest wants to initiate a review of the pact.
With less than two weeks to election populist politician faces battle to persuade voters who have largely stuck with him so far that case over EU subsidy is politically motivated.
Unions threaten to withdraw overtime commitments but company says in letter to employees no present plans for such a move exist and that it would only be adopted to cope with demand.
Specula¬tors seem intent on betting on further appreciation of currency despite existing exposure amounting to tens of billions of euros.
Unions claim 2,000 jobs are at stake at 'family silver' firm and that some high-placed VW managers are envious of the success and profitability achieved by their subsidiary.
UK retail giant could put its regional subsidiaries up for sale in bulk or individually in March 2018 if unions stick with their demands for further wage hikes.
Lajos Simicska, a Hungarian businessman locked in a public feud with Prime Minister Viktor Orban, was apprehended by police after scrawling "Orban is a f***er" on his own newsstands.
Visitor numbers are still modest compared to CEE hubs like Budapest and Prague, but the Romanian capital is increasingly on the map, helped by the growing number of low-cost flights and efforts to improve its tourist offering.
Failure to unite opposition clears the way for another landslide for Viktor Orban in Hungary's 2018 general election, and could also help radical nationalist Jobbik to gain votes.
Hungary’s Wizz Air is reportedly among potential buyers of Monarch, which could help smooth its operations in the UK post-Brexit.
Production levels in the country outperformed expectations in September with rising export sales helping to lift the headline purchasing managers' index to 56.6 from 54.9.
Project back on track after Hungarian transmission system operator FGSZ abandoned plans to develop its interconnector with Austria back in July, throwing the future of BRUA into doubt.
Andrzej Duda's bills are unlikely to avert further confrontation with the European Commission.