There is no end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, but the new normal that will emerge could benefit the countries of Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE), due to the new opportunities that will arise.
Trade in non-food products grew by 11.9% compared to May, despite a slump in the value of automotive fuels and lubricants sales.
Online security specialist Surf Shark measured how much time people need to work to be able to afford an internet connection.
Visitor numbers from Germany, Slovenia, Poland and the Czech Republic nearly as high as last year, raising hopes of a respectable tourist season despite the pandemic.
European Union leaders reached agreement on a massive stimulus plan for the bloc’s economies in the early hours of July 21, after almost five days of intense talks.
The sharpest y/y drop in employment was in the accommodation and food service sector, even though Zagreb has encouraged tourist visits post-lockdown.
Timing is everything as politicians seek to take advantage of poll boosts from steering their countries through the pandemic and launching stimulus packages, before populations really feel the impact of the crippling economic recessions.
Euphoria greeted the long-awaited accession of Bulgaria and Croatia to ERM2 and the ECB-led Banking Union last week, but an intense period of further reforms lies ahead for the two countries.
Close to 100% of young Croatian adults have basic or above basic digital skills, more than in any other EU country, a compilation of data from Eurostat showed.
In Russia, the move by Spotify will put pressure on local internet majors Yandex and Mail.ru Group that also offer music streaming services.
The two Southeast European countries must spend at least two years in the Exchange Rate Mechanism to become members of the eurozone in what will be its first enlargement since 2015.
Plenkovic promises speedy formation of new government after Croats opt for continuity in general election.
If confirmed by the final results, PM Andrej Plenkovic's HDZ would fall short of an absolute majority but be in a strong position to form a new government.