Central Europe / Opinion

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.

OPINION: Austrian policy towards CEE is likely to change in tone but not substance

Marcus How of ViennEast September 25, 2017

If the Freedom Party enters government after the election, convergence with populists in the Visegrad Group may increase, but the big parties will prevent any major shift.

STOLYPIN: Russia balances wargames with mindgames in Zapad exercises

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague September 20, 2017

Zapad shows the progress that has been made in rebuilding Russia’s military strength – and the extent to which Putin is relying on hype and hyperbole to make up for the rest.

COMMENT: Central European stock markets still look good, while Russia's is improving

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management August 22, 2017

2017, so far, has been the best year for Central European equities since 2012, while the Russian index has been the worst performing major stock market.