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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.