Czech and Slovak premiers call for left to refocus on living standards and workers' rights.
Central European factories remain on an uncertain footing, purchasing manager indices suggest, despite further signs of recovery in the Eurozone.
If those on public works schemes were considered as unemployed, the country’s jobless rate would be the highest among the Visegrad countries, rather than the lowest.
Spending in areas with longer term payoffs are particularly crucial in CEE, where innovation and productivity are low.
But foreign investors remain more worried by discrimination, erratic policymaking and skill shortages.
“Russian influence in the CEE region” was the focus of discussion at a conference organised by the Budapest-based think-tank Political Capital.
Slovak officials claimed on November 18 that its ‘effective solidarity’ proposal has been met with interest. That appears at odds with anger expressed by other member states.
Hungary stands out not only for the length and depth of its harsh anti-immigrant campaign, but also the close support of the Catholic Church in the state's fight against Muslim refugees.
The performance of Central European and Baltic countries to stem corruption in the political system continues to be middling to poor, Transparency International’s (TI) Global Corruption Barometer suggested on November 16.
GDP growth in Central Europe slumped in the third quarter, dragged down by the collapse of investment and signs of slowing industry.
The ongoing struggle of the vital carmaking sector to stabilize, together with a decline in other important subsections dragged on Hungarian industry as output slumped back into decline September.
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.
The Hungarian parliament rejects the proposed constitutional amendment against EU migrant quotas as Jobbik votes with left.
A Polish-Hungarian insurance and energy consortium is amongst a list of six suitors to have submitted preliminary bids for SABMiller’s Central and Eastern European beer brands.
Following a sharp surge in August, Hungary’s industrial output slumped back into decline in September, decreasing 3.7%.
Hungary’s CPI increased to 1% in October, which represents a three-year high, as fuel prices added momentum.
Stores in Hungary, Poland and Romania to shut as UK-based retailer reports fall in profits.
“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.
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