EU to put Poland, Hungary and Czechia in dock for rejecting asylum seekers

bne IntelliNews December 7, 2017

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.

IIB to advise Mongolia on how to tackle money laundering

Robert Anderson in Bratislava December 7, 2017

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 GDP growth to hit 4% in 2018 and 2019, says OECD

bne IntelliNews November 29, 2017

Slovak economic growth will accelerate to 4.1% in 2018 and 4.3% in 2019 from 3.3% this year, says the OECD.

Higher exports and investment push first-half growth in all EBRD countries bar two

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2017

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.

Slovaks reject neo-fascists and back pro-EU candidates in regional elections

bne IntelliNews November 5, 2017

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.