Central and Eastern Europe lags the world in social capital

Robert Anderson in Prague September 23, 2017

The region has made little progress over the past decade in improving trust and civic engagement, says Legatum Institute.

Slovenia files lawsuit against European Commission as Teran wine dispute escalates

Carmen Simion in Bucharest September 17, 2017

Ljubljana wants a decision allowing Croatia to use the Teran wine name, which is already protected by Slovenia, to be annulled.

New EU states record strong car registration surges in August

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2017

Registrations driven by strengthening European economies and the availability of newly introduced models that made inroads with consumers such as SUVs and hatchbacks from France’s Renault and Peugeot.

We’ll protect your consumers but crack down on your workers, Juncker tells eastern EU states

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2017

Slovakia and Czechia say EU has not been doing enough to stop food, beverage and other household consumer products companies from selling “second-class” goods to their citizens.

Croatian startup sets the benchmark for smart benches

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 11, 2017

Production of Steora solar-powered smart benches to be doubled by year-end to supply smart city projects around the world, but founder rues "weird laws and regulations" holding back Croatian tech startups.

Albania asks for EU, US support for IAP gas pipeline

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2017

Planned Ionian Adriatic Pipeline to connect to Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and boost energy security across smaller Western Balkans countries.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Croatian tourist boom belies tensions

Yigal Chazan of Alaco September 6, 2017

Croatia is set to enjoy another record-breaking season but the impressive growth of the sector is not without its problems. Some popular Croatian resorts have suffered from overexposure, while the industry is also experiencing a labour shortage.

Construction works in Croatia flat y/y in Q2

bne IntelliNews September 1, 2017

Civil engineering works keep loosing ground, while growth is entirely supported by construction of buildings.

Croatia’s GDP 2.8% up y/y in Q2 on robust domestic, external demand

bne IntelliNews August 31, 2017

Household consumption hits highest growth rate in past six quarters but domestic economy fails to keep pace with demand, leading to hike in imports.

Memorial plaque dispute puts Croatia's ruling coalition at risk

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest August 30, 2017

PM Plenkovic to lose support whether he sides with HDZ hardliners or moderate coalition partners in spat over plaque bearing slogan used by WW2 Ustasha regime.

Croatian government adopts €2bn long-term transport strategy

bne IntelliNews August 29, 2017

Programme backed up by EU cohesion funds will help Zagreb close the country's growing infrastructure gap and keep up with demand from the booming tourist sector.

Private equity investment in CEE hits highest figure since 2009

Robert Anderson in Prague August 27, 2017

Private equity investment rose to €1.6bn in CEE ex-Russia last year, while fundraising for investing in the region soared 62% to €621mn.