CEE export growth outstrips China’s

bne IntelliNews October 20, 2017

Romania was the region’s leader in export growth in the six years since the recent crisis, with annual growth averaging 9%, while numerous other CEE countries saw export growth beat China's both pre and post crisis.

Visegrad citizens believe in benefits of EU membership despite negative political rhetoric

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2017

Their leaders are among the fiercest critics of Brussels, but a new poll shows citizens of member states from CEE are more confident in the EU than their home countries.

Poland rises, Croatia surprises on CEE Fast 50

By Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 17, 2017

Two thirds of the new technology companies in the Central and Eastern Europe in the latest Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe were new entrants to the list, which highlights “the speed our top-performing young companies are developing”.

Female employees get better training opportunities in CEE than Western Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 11, 2017

Lithuania is the only EU member state where female employees are more likely to be sent on job-related training by their employer than their male colleagues, finds a study by The Knowledge Academy.

Polish international reserves grow in September

bne IntelliNews October 7, 2017

Poland records first monthly increase - driven mainly by 3.6% expansion in the foreign exchange reserves segment - after two months of decline.

Tesco reportedly mulls sale of CEE businesses

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest October 3, 2017

UK retail giant could put its regional subsidiaries up for sale in bulk or individually in March 2018 if unions stick with their demands for further wage hikes.

Bucharest sees Europe’s fastest increase in tourist numbers

bne IntelliNews October 3, 2017

Visitor numbers are still modest compared to CEE hubs like Budapest and Prague, but the Romanian capital is increasingly on the map, helped by the growing number of low-cost flights and efforts to improve its tourist offering.

Polish inflation surges in September, flash estimate shows

bne IntelliNews September 30, 2017

Inflation picked up speed for a third straight month to the level last seen in February.

BUCHAREST BLOG: Southeast Europe steps up its FDI challenge

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 28, 2017

Tightening labour markets are undermining the investment case for Central Europe, but its labour productivity and infrastructure still give it an advantage.

Polish president’s proposals are likely to pave way for government control over courts anyway

bne IntelliNews September 28, 2017

Andrzej Duda's bills are unlikely to avert further confrontation with the European Commission.

Poland reportedly to ban retailing on every other Sunday

bne IntelliNews September 28, 2017

This would be the Polish government's second attempt to target the foreign-dominated retail sector after its tax on large retailers’ turnover was blocked by the European Commission.

Polish president defies ruling PiS with proposals to reform judiciary

bne IntelliNews September 25, 2017

Andrzej Duda’s bills are seen as likely to fuel the smouldering conflict between the ruling party and the president that began when he vetoed PiS’ original proposals for the reform.

OPINION: Austrian policy towards CEE is likely to change in tone but not substance

Marcus How of ViennEast September 25, 2017

If the Freedom Party enters government after the election, convergence with populists in the Visegrad Group may increase, but the big parties will prevent any major shift.

Central and Eastern Europe lags the world in social capital

Robert Anderson in Prague September 23, 2017

The region has made little progress over the past decade in improving trust and civic engagement, says Legatum Institute.