Growth in most Central and Southeast European member states outstrips modest 4.7% average increase in demand seen across the EU.
Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.
Czech agriculture minister cites extensive research results in calling on EU counterparts to finally address issue of inferior consumer products being sold by multinationals in ‘second league’ member states.
The satellite's problems sending data are a blow to Slovakia, which is trying to reinvent itself as a high-tech country.
Slovak retail sales expanded 7.8% y/y in May, data released by the statistics office on July 4 showed.
By 2022 the Moscow-based development bank aims to double its assets, diversify its loan portfolio, and expand the geography of its operations.
Thirteen of the 28 EU member states have given their backing to a request from the European Commission for a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
American sanctions threat fuels tensions surrounding Russia’s plans to expand gas supplies to Europe.
The Czech Republic will not join the euro or the push for deeper EU integration, and will continue to resist migrant quotas, said Andrej Babis, who looks destined to become PM following elections in October.
While the Eurosceptic Poles and Hungarians were scathing of French President Macron’s efforts to kickstart reform of the bloc, the Czechs and Slovaks were more open minded.