Sales across the EU grew 5.9% in November as four of the big 5 markets performed well, but couldn't match the stunning growth in the two small East European countries.
Investigation launched after Serbian opposition leader Vuk Jeremic claimed former PM's cousin and other top officials from the VMRO-DPMNE government laundered money via firms in Serbia.
Populists in all three countries have whipped up resistance to the bloc’s relocation plan. The Czechs have accepted just 12 designated migrants in two years, while the Poles and Hungarians have allowed in none.
The agro-chemicals tycoon now appears resolved to try to govern alone, with at least the toleration of extremist parties.
Railway tender and second phase of Chinese Investment Cooperation Fund announced at opening of China-CEE 16+1 summit in Budapest.
Populist billionaire uses Communists and neo-fascists to elect parliamentary speaker, intensifying pressure on political opponents to join his government.
Turkey is an emerging geothermal superstar and countries across Eastern Europe are increasingly harnessing underground energy to provide cheap and eco-friendly local heating and energy.
Milos Zeman once again broke ranks with other European leaders and the Czech government by visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin and calling for sanctions to be dropped.