Central Europe / Opinion

Elevated no deal Brexit risk threatens CEE

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 16, 2019

Defeat of Theresa May’s deal in UK parliament raises the risk of a no deal Brexit which would have damaging consequences for the economies of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe.

COMMENT: Romania's questionable new bank tax follows Hungary and Austria's footsteps

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna January 7, 2019

The mood in Western Europe regarding Romania is currently not very positive. A new banking tax smacks of economic popularism

COMMENT: The state is back in the banking business in Central and Eastern Europe

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna December 10, 2018

For a few years now, foreign banks have been constantly losing market share in many of the larger Central-, Southeastern and Eastern European markets, but there is a shift in the game as state banks are proudly increasing their share in many markets

COMMENT: Delinking the Baltic electricity grid from Russia on Brussels’ dime

Richard Smith in London September 28, 2018

In Soviet times Lithuania's electric grid was integrated with those of neighbouring SSRs Belarus, Russia, Estonia, and Latvia, but now the small republic plans to delink its power grid ending the BRELL agreements and throw in its lot with the EU

THEATRE REVIEW: Homo Novus theatre festival urges the public to listen to nature

Vadim Dumesh in Riga September 28, 2018

Contemporary theatre festival Homo Novus in Riga grapples with nature-culture puzzle of the Anthropocene.