Hungarian parliament approves controversial NGO bill

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest June 13, 2017

Defying international criticism and the threat of sanctions, Hungary's parliament passed a controversial bill on NGO's on June 13.

Russia dominates CEE region in global university ranking

Nicholas Watson in Prague June 13, 2017

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.

Brussels launches action against Visegrad states over migrant quotas

Tim Gosling June 13, 2017

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.

EU seeks a hard power boost

Tim Gosling in Prague June 12, 2017

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.

Banking convergence returns to Central and Eastern Europe, says RBI

Robert Anderson in Prague June 9, 2017

The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.

FDI to Emerging Europe soars in 2016

bne IntelliNews June 8, 2017

Foreign investment booms in Russia, Czech Republic and Hungary, and the regional upward trend is expected to continue this year.

VISEGRAD: EU warning on migrant quotas raises the stakes

Tim Gosling in Prague June 8, 2017

The Visegrad Group of countries has shown defiance on migrant quotas, but now it faces an EU reinvigorated by the French election.

Hungary's industrial production continues erratic run as it stalls in April

bne IntelliNews June 7, 2017

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.

Businessman linked to PM Orban acquires 49% stake in Hungary's MKB

bne IntelliNews June 1, 2017

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.

EU opens probe over Slovak aid for JLR car plant

bne IntelliNews May 24, 2017

Slovakia offered the maximum permitted incentives of €125mn to Jaguar Land Rover to win the €1.4bn investment.

CONFERENCE CALL: The only way is nukes

Tim Gosling in Prague May 24, 2017

Without sea or sun, additional nuclear capacity is the only route to decarbonise Central Europe’s power sector, proponents insist.