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Polish parliamentary crisis on hold as opposition suspends protest

bne IntelliNews January 12, 2017

Opposition insists it will continue to fight the government's determination to ram the budget through.

Moscow sees threat from new US military deployment in Central Europe

bne IntelliNews January 12, 2017

US begins biggest deployment in Europe since the end of the Cold War to reassure Nato states bordering Russia.

Czech lawmakers push conflict of interests bill through for a third time

bne IntelliNews January 11, 2017

The bill is aimed squarely at billionaire finance minister and leader of the Ano party Andrej Babis.

Hungary eyes green light for Russian-backed nuclear project

Blanka Zoldi in Brussels January 10, 2017

EU approval for Paks 2 would confirm that nuclear investments are exempt from competition and public procurement rules.

"CZKexit" pressure on central bank koruna cap rises as Czech inflation hits target

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2017

The CPI has hit the Czech central bank’s long-term target earlier than expected, which is likely to encourage bets it will soon drop its cap on the koruna.

Poor PISA looms over Hungarian education reform

Blanka Zoldi in Brussels January 6, 2017

Education has joined healthcare as one of the Orban government's biggest failures.

Czech finance minister seeks to trump conflict of interest bill

Tim Gosling in Prague January 5, 2017

Andrej Babis says he will give up ownership of his major assets this month should parliament push through new conflict of interest legislation.

Czech central state budget hits record surplus in 2016

bne IntelliNews January 3, 2017

Robust growth and lower state investment create first surplus since 1995.

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