Central Europe / Opinion

COMMENT: Guest-workers won’t solve CEE labour shortage woes

Richard Grieveson of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies March 29, 2018

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.

COMMENT: CEE fiscal short-termism threatens infrastructure investment

Otilia Dhand of Teneo Intelligence March 8, 2018

Lack of investment has slowed down the convergence in infrastructure quality towards the EU average and may constrain medium-term economic growth.

COMMENT: Is V4 convergence a mission impossible?

David Vavra of OG Research February 21, 2018

It could take Central Europe almost a century to close the income gap with Germany unless it changes its economic model.

COMMENT: Export credit agencies lurk in the shadows of responsible financing

Dan Heuer of Bankwatch February 5, 2018

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.

COMMENT: Zeman quietly rounds up his base in campaign for second term

Seán Hanley in London January 10, 2018

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.