Gazprom aims to further divide the EU by offering a share of the spoils to CEE countries, but Brussels is finally facing up to the challenge.
For all its noted manufacturing and IT prowess, the Czech Republic still only boasts one unicorn company, Avast Software. However, another Czech startup with a valuation of over $1bn is appearing on the horizon – the online travel agency Kiwi.com.
Worsening relations between Russia and the West, plus pressure to meet Nato defence spending commitments, push up expenditure in Eastern Europe.
The Czech Republic is looking to become a centre for additive manufacturing in CEE but experts warn there are numerous obstacles to overcome before it becomes more widespread in the region.
Debt issues came thick and fast in the first quarter of the year, and sovereigns have fulfilled large chunks of their full-year borrowing plans already.
Czech court rules that Uber should obey city rules, just like any other taxi company.
Czech inflation was strong again in March, rising to 2.6% y/y, but was flat m/m.
Real estate investment rose 41% y/y in Q1, indicating another record year, says Colliers and CMS report.
The Czech National Bank surprised on April 6 as it announced it has scrapped its cap on the koruna.
Banks are having to pedal twice as hard just to keep momentum, but innovative players are developing new tailored solutions and products to meet the needs of clients.
Some observers expect the crown's cap will be taken off within days, citing the surge in inflation that started in December.
The main worries of EU member states in Central Europe are about the impact of Brexit on the structural funds budget and on their migrants in the UK.
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