Slovak inflation rose in May to 1.1% y/y and 0.2% m/m, but central bank sticks to average inflation forecast.
Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.
Growing in confidence that it has beaten the populist threat, the EU has launched infringement proceedings against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over their refusal to take part in the EU’s migrant quota scheme.
Officials insist enhanced EU defence co-operation should focus on terrorism and is not a reaction to the way President Trump has cast doubt over Nato guarantees.
The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.
The Visegrad Group of countries has shown defiance on migrant quotas, but now it faces an EU reinvigorated by the French election.
Slovakia offered the maximum permitted incentives of €125mn to Jaguar Land Rover to win the €1.4bn investment.
Without sea or sun, additional nuclear capacity is the only route to decarbonise Central Europe’s power sector, proponents insist.