While Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania are a long way off from eurozone membership, they are still keen to benefit from closer integration.
Croatian PM defends Damir Krsticevic after allegations he was involved in war crimes in Bosnia’s Jajce municipality.
Unpredictability is never an asset in foreign or defence policy, so the election of the mercurial Donald Trump to the US presidency is already causing conniptions in European capitals, especially those of Central Europe.
“Western politicians haven’t forgiven Russia for Crimea, but the markets have.” The Russian bond market is booming in a welcome relief for the Kremlin. The rest of CEE not so much, as the ECB QE programme depresses yields to historic lows.
With tighter regulatory rules looming, life is not going to get any easier for the region’s banks.
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