Slovakia

Developed European markets gain more benefits from globalisation than their emerging peers

bne IntelliNews June 18, 2018

Slovenia is the only East European country among the top 10 in terms of gains to GDP per capita due to globalisation, a study from German foundation Bertelsmann finds.

Irish tech titan lines up stake in Slovak AI firm

Jason Corcoran in Dublin June 18, 2018

Pat Phelan is lining up a punt in YouFirst, an innovative Slovak startup that utilises artificial intelligence to track facial expressions of television viewers.

Domestic violence treaty rattles governments across Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest with additional reporting from Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 31, 2018

The Istanbul Convention has angered conservatives in numerous Central and East European countries, whose antipathy to “gender ideology” has led to high-level political battles as governments that have signed up to the convention attempt to ratify it.

CEE faces massive cuts in EU cohesion spending

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 30, 2018

Warsaw says changes that will see Poland losing €19.5bn in EU funding in 2021-2027 are “unacceptable”, as Brussels shifts focus from GDP per capita to youth unemployment, climate and integration of migrants.

Gazprom escapes EU fine in antitrust probe over market position in CEE

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 24, 2018

The Russian gas giant will not be fined for abusing its market dominance in CEE after seven-year probe, but will have to comply with EU rules ensuring a more competitive gas market in the region.

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