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European Commission launches infringement procedure against Hungary’s attack on university

bne IntelliNews April 27, 2017

Orban defends himself in front of European Parliament as EU ratchets up pressure on his "illiberal democracy".

Brno Uber ban should not be a precedent, says Czech minister

bne IntelliNews April 19, 2017

Czech court rules that Uber should obey city rules, just like any other taxi company.

Moldova prepares to recover funds from $1bn bank frauds

Carmen Simion in Bucharest April 14, 2017

Moldova's ruling coalition has been criticised for lack of progress in investigating massive frauds at three local banks.

Local and emerging markets driving investment in CEE real estate

bne IntelliNews April 6, 2017

Real estate investment rose 41% y/y in Q1, indicating another record year, says Colliers and CMS report.

Czech National Bank scraps koruna cap

bne IntelliNews April 6, 2017

The Czech National Bank surprised on April 6 as it announced it has scrapped its cap on the koruna.

Hungary parliament railroads through anti-CEU law

bne IntelliNews April 5, 2017

Viktor Orban's rightwing populist government reacts to international criticism by fast tracking legislation to drive liberal university founded by US-Hungarian philanthropist George Soros out of the country.

Slovak parliament passes bill aimed at annulling Meciar amnesties

bne IntelliNews March 31, 2017

Former premier's secret police chief could now face trial on charges of organising kidnapping of president's son.

Czech National Bank provokes fresh CZKexit speculation

bne IntelliNews March 31, 2017

Some observers expect the crown's cap will be taken off within days, citing the surge in inflation that started in December.

Polish opposition smells blood as PiS support weakens

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw March 30, 2017

But the ruling party's loss of support appears more the result of its own mistakes, rather than any strengthening of other parties.

Central Europe starts to tot up Brexit fallout

bne IntelliNews March 30, 2017

The main worries of EU member states in Central Europe are about the impact of Brexit on the structural funds budget and on their migrants in the UK.

Sberbank’s flight from Ukraine points way for Russian lenders to follow

Jason Corcoran in London March 28, 2017

Largest Russian bank has been wracked by protests and vandalism by Ukrainian nationalists since it recognised documents issued by Donbas separatists.

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