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.
Worsening relations between Russia and the West, plus pressure to meet Nato defence spending commitments, push up expenditure in Eastern Europe.
The data suggest the Polish economy boomed in the first quarter of the year.
Strong growth in the third month of the year shows that consumption, pushed by the tightening labour market, continues to be a major driver of economic growth at the start of the year.
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.
Real estate investment rose 41% y/y in Q1, indicating another record year, says Colliers and CMS report.
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.
But the ruling party's loss of support appears more the result of its own mistakes, rather than any strengthening of other parties.
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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