Defying international criticism and the threat of sanctions, Hungary's parliament passed a controversial bill on NGO's on June 13.
Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.
Growing in confidence that it has beaten the populist threat, the EU has launched infringement proceedings against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over their refusal to take part in the EU’s migrant quota scheme.
Officials insist enhanced EU defence co-operation should focus on terrorism and is not a reaction to the way President Trump has cast doubt over Nato guarantees.
The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.
Foreign investment booms in Russia, Czech Republic and Hungary, and the regional upward trend is expected to continue this year.
The Visegrad Group of countries has shown defiance on migrant quotas, but now it faces an EU reinvigorated by the French election.
Hungarian industrial production slipped again in April as it dropped 3% y/y, extending the sector's erratic performance since the start of 2016, according to preliminary data reported by statistics office KSH on June 7.
A private equity fund controlled by a Hungarian oligarch regularly named as a proxy for the prime minister has agreed a deal to buy a 49% stake in MKB Bank.
Slovakia offered the maximum permitted incentives of €125mn to Jaguar Land Rover to win the €1.4bn investment.
Without sea or sun, additional nuclear capacity is the only route to decarbonise Central Europe’s power sector, proponents insist.