Slovakia

EU opens probe over Slovak aid for JLR car plant

bne IntelliNews May 24, 2017

Slovakia offered the maximum permitted incentives of €125mn to Jaguar Land Rover to win the €1.4bn investment.

CONFERENCE CALL: The only way is nukes

Tim Gosling in Prague May 24, 2017

Without sea or sun, additional nuclear capacity is the only route to decarbonise Central Europe’s power sector, proponents insist.

CONFERENCE CALL: Europe slowly wakes up to Russian disinformation threat

Nicholas Watson in Prague May 19, 2017

While some fret Europe is not doing enough to counter Russian disinformation, others express concern at the STRATCOM Summit 2017 that focusing on this allows Moscow to set the agenda.

Slovak inflation continues to recede in April

bne IntelliNews May 15, 2017

Slovak inflation slowed to 0.8% y/y in April, a second consecutive drop of 0.2pp.

CEE'S TOP BUSINESS LEADERS: Central Europe

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2017

Our look at which business leaders really matter in each CEE/CIS country, ranked by our correspondents not just on wealth but on influence.

Slovak industry booms in March

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2017

Slovak industrial production surged in March, adding 13.9% y/y to output after working day adjustments.

Businesswomen seek a seat at the top table

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest May 11, 2017

The fall of communism has been followed by successive backlashes against feminism, the latest inspired by the election of populist rightwing governments.

CEE slowly warms up to energy efficiency

Carmen Valache in Lund May 10, 2017

Commercial banks have been slow to jump at the opportunity to finance small-scale energy efficiency projects because the return on investment for them tends to be low.

Slovak retail sales growth bounces back in March

bne IntelliNews May 4, 2017

Slovak retail sales expanded 7.5% y/y in March, data released by the statistics office on May 4 showed.

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