EU court stuns Poland’s PiS with order to suspend ejection of judges

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 19, 2018

European Court of Justice makes move in row over politicisation of the judiciary as Poles get set to vote in local elections.

Poland’s local election gives opposition a chance to challenge PiS

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 19, 2018

Poles will vote on October 21 to decide who will be in charge of their districts, towns and regions for the next four years. But the importance of the vote goes far beyond that.

Poland signs 20-year contract for US LNG

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2018

State-controlled gas company PGNiG is building a portfolio of LNG supply deals as Poland works to diversify its gas supplies and reduce dependence on imports from Russia.

Romania ranked worst among EU countries on Social Progress Index

bne IntelliNews October 16, 2018

Romania’s low scores, in particular for water, sanitation and public health, reveal deficiencies in the distribution of economic growth and public spending, report's author says.

Croatia posts highest increase in insolvencies in CEE in 2017

bne IntelliNews October 9, 2018

The surge is explained by the current bankruptcy law, under which the National Financial Agency is obliged to start bankruptcy proceedings for any company whose accounts have been blocked for more than 120 days, Coffee study finds.

UK foreign secretary alienates CEE by likening EU to Soviet Union

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 2, 2018

Jeremy Hunt scores own goal as he angers politicians in countries that had been advocating a lenient approach to Brexit.

FTSE Russell promotes Poland to league of developed markets

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw September 26, 2018

The promotion is the first FTSE Russell has made in nearly a decade and also marks the first ever upgrade to developed status for a country located in CEE.

Romania's VAT collection rate weakest among EU-28

bne IntelliNews September 25, 2018

Romania was the only EU member state to see VAT collection contract, despite a cut in its effective VAT rate.

European Commission sues Poland for Supreme Court takeover

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw September 25, 2018

The move will add more tension to the already strained relationship between the European Union and Poland's populist Law and Justice government.