Central Europe is facing a growing labour shortage crisis that could limit growth if solutions are not found. Ukraine has already been a big winner but cannot solve the problem by itsself.
Lack of investment has slowed down the convergence in infrastructure quality towards the EU average and may constrain medium-term economic growth.
It could take Central Europe almost a century to close the income gap with Germany unless it changes its economic model.
If sunlight is the best disinfectant, then export credit agencies need to step into the daytime, argues a new study of ECAs in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Czech president will be hoping that his non-campaign has been well pitched enough to rally his core support among poorer, older, less well-educated Czechs.