Growth in most Central and Southeast European member states outstrips modest 4.7% average increase in demand seen across the EU.
After 70 years of being told Nato was the enemy, most of the populations of the former Communist bloc continue to have mixed feelings about their former enemies – even if the geopolitics have changed radically.
First law unduly interferes with basic rights and free movement of capital, second runs counter to academic freedom, says Brussels.
World Bank study reveals wide variations in business environment across cities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.
Opposition claims government has caved to pressure over the demonising of liberal philanthropist seen as PM’s public enemy number one.
Czech agriculture minister cites extensive research results in calling on EU counterparts to finally address issue of inferior consumer products being sold by multinationals in ‘second league’ member states.
Chinese investments in Central and Southeast Europe are on an upward trend that is expected to accelerate as investors shift their attention towards the region.
Diplomats at the G20 summit in Hamburg managed to cobble together a compromise text promising not to resort to trade protectionism, but whether this will eliminate the threat of trade wars remains to be seen.
Central European manufacturing purchasing manager indices (PMI) remained robust in June, according to data released on July 3. However, the results were less impressive than forecast.
By 2022 the Moscow-based development bank aims to double its assets, diversify its loan portfolio, and expand the geography of its operations.
Thirteen of the 28 EU member states have given their backing to a request from the European Commission for a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
American sanctions threat fuels tensions surrounding Russia’s plans to expand gas supplies to Europe.
The Czech Republic will not join the euro or the push for deeper EU integration, and will continue to resist migrant quotas, said Andrej Babis, who looks destined to become PM following elections in October.
While the Eurosceptic Poles and Hungarians were scathing of French President Macron’s efforts to kickstart reform of the bloc, the Czechs and Slovaks were more open minded.