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Czech armed forces choose Bell Helicopter ahead of US summit

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 21, 2017

Czech MPs say armed forces have chosen the US' Bell Helicopter in a tender to supply 12 multi-role helicopters ahead of President Zeman’s trip to the US in April.

Investigation reveals flow of up to $80bn through “Russian Laundromat”

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest March 21, 2017

Funds channeled from Russian companies to offshore firms with help from corrupt Moldovan judges.

ECHR ruling against Hungary strikes blow for refugee rights

Dan Nolan in Budapest March 17, 2017

Human rights court deems unlawful Budapest's policies of indiscriminate detention and automatic expulsion of refugees to Serbia.

Zeman set for another controversial stint as Czech president

Tim Gosling in Prague March 10, 2017

No serious challenger to popular president, leaving him free to influence parliament elections in October.

Calm before the storm for Hungary's NGOs

Dan Nolan in Budapest March 10, 2017

NGOs that receive funding from US-Hungarian financier Gyorgy Soros in the centre of government's crosshairs.

Poland rages as Tusk is re-elected at EU summit

bne IntelliNews March 10, 2017

PiS government left isolated as attempt to block election of its compatriot falls apart.

EU approves Hungary's nuclear power station deal with Russia

bne IntelliNews March 6, 2017

Budapest wins approval for using state aid to expand Paks but critics fear Moscow will gain extra leverage.

Visegrad Four unite against "second class" food

Dan Nolan in Budapest March 3, 2017

Central Europe's governments demonstrate their populist credentials by attacking Western European retailers and food companies.

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