Populists in all three countries have whipped up resistance to the bloc’s relocation plan. The Czechs have accepted just 12 designated migrants in two years, while the Poles and Hungarians have allowed in none.
Under the MoU, the Mongolian legal and regulatory framework will be reviewed in respect of the recommendations the country has received for combatting money laundering and financing of terrorism, and then suggestions for improvements will be made.
Slovak economic growth will accelerate to 4.1% in 2018 and 4.3% in 2019 from 3.3% this year, says the OECD.
EBRD markedly hikes its forecasts for economic growth in Emerging Europe after assessing the arrival of expansion that is so strong that it is already running up against structural constraints.
Far-right governor of Banska Bystrica, Marian Kotleba, turfed out by independent businessman Jan Lunter, while PM Fico’s Smer party also suffers a terrible day at the ballot box.