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Polish president signs divisive “Holocaust bill”

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw February 6, 2018

But Andrzej Duda sends bill to the PiS-dominated Constitutional Tribunal for review.

Visegrad countries united in rejecting two-speed Europe concept and migration quotas

bne IntelliNews January 29, 2018

The Visegrad countries rejected any plans for slashing development funds to countries that have differing views within the EU, especially on migration.

Zeman wins Czech presidential election

Robert Anderson in Prague January 27, 2018

Former premier has urged the Social Democrats to back billionaire populist Andrej Babis in forming a government, something that could happen at the party’s congress next month.

Zeman tipped to win in Czech presidential run-off

Robert Anderson in Prague January 25, 2018

Eve-of-election TV debates may be key in tight race between populist president and pro-EU professor Drahos who warns incumbent could drag the country east.

M&A in Emerging Europe fell 17% in 2017 to €71.5bn, according to CMS/EMIS report

bne IntelliNews January 24, 2018

China becomes biggest foreign dealmaker in the region, making €7.7bn of acquisitions, up 78%.

Hungarian prosecutors start inquiry into PM son-in-law's company

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2018

Investigation by EU anti-fraud office Olaf finds street lighting contracts were riddled with irregularities.

Czech presidential election neck and neck, according to opinion polls

Robert Anderson in Prague January 22, 2018

Run-off between Milos Zeman and Jiri Drahos likely to be decided by TV duels.

Telenor reportedly plans €2bn sale of assets in Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro

bne IntelliNews January 20, 2018

Sale to an unnamed US fund, which may also include the Norwegian telco's Hungarian operations, would give the buyer access to around 10mn clients.

CEE will face tightening budget constraints, warns Moody's

bne IntelliNews January 19, 2018

Romania could breach EU's 3% deficit limit after spending splurge, says rating agency.