COMMENT: Is V4 convergence a mission impossible?

David Vavra of OG Research February 21, 2018

It could take Central Europe almost a century to close the income gap with Germany unless it changes its economic model.

VISEGRAD: Europe’s axis is shifting West not East

Robert Anderson in Prague February 13, 2018

Orban and Kaczynski will become more and more isolated as Slovakia and Czechia look West.

COMMENT: Export credit agencies lurk in the shadows of responsible financing

Dan Heuer of Bankwatch February 5, 2018

If sunlight is the best disinfectant, then export credit agencies need to step into the daytime, argues a new study of ECAs in Central and Eastern Europe.

Visegrad countries united in rejecting two-speed Europe concept and migration quotas

bne IntelliNews January 29, 2018

The Visegrad countries rejected any plans for slashing development funds to countries that have differing views within the EU, especially on migration.

M&A in Emerging Europe fell 17% in 2017 to €71.5bn, according to CMS/EMIS report

bne IntelliNews January 24, 2018

China becomes biggest foreign dealmaker in the region, making €7.7bn of acquisitions, up 78%.

Share of NPLs falls in EU but still at high levels in SEE

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2018

NPLs have been a severe problem in both Central and Southeast Europe since the global financial crisis, and remain particularly high in Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia.