Geothermal starts to glow in Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest November 22, 2017

Turkey is an emerging geothermal superstar and countries across Eastern Europe are increasingly harnessing underground energy to provide cheap and eco-friendly local heating and energy.

"Barbie" narrowly wins second presidential mandate in Slovenia

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2017

Incumbent Borut Pahor fights off challenge from mayor and former comedian Marjan Sarec but fails to inspire voters who are already looking ahead to next year's general election.

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.

Slovenia’s retail trade growth slows slightly in September

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2017

At 7% y/y growth in September was the lowest this year but the sector is likely to keep expanding thanks to higher salaries and the higher employment rate projected for the coming months.

European Commission rejects Slovenian proposal to postpone sale of NLB by three years

bne IntelliNews October 27, 2017

Ljubljana is required to sell off Slovenia's largest bank by the end of this year, but wants the deadline extended to allow it to resolve an outstanding legal case over Yugoslavia-era deposits.

Move against “social dumping” of Eastern European workers may feed anti-EU feelings, warns Czech minister

bne IntelliNews October 25, 2017

Michaela Marksova spoke out after EU ministers gathered in Luxembourg dealt with French concerns over “posted” cheap foreign labour, agreeing to substantially tighten rules on migrant workers.