Hungarian election campaign starts early as Orban warns of Soros-led plot to return puppet master Gyurcsany to power.
In a resolution on the EU’s strategy for cutting methane emissions, MEPs voted 563 to 122 in favour of introducing binding measures and targets on methane abatement, in order to significantly reduce emissions by 2030, in line with Paris goals.
While the debate rages over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a separate pipeline system carrying Russian gas to Southeast Europe has been quietly opened over the last few years, which enables the countries on its route to avoid the worst of the gas crisis
Growth is predicted to fall to 3.7% in 2022 and 3.5% in 2023 because of base effects, monetary tightening and more significant external headwinds.
While the current gas crisis in the EU sees record-high wholesale gas prices, hurting consumers and causing the latest round of a supply disputes with Russia, the race to net zero by 2050 could have deeper long-term consequences for EU gas demand.
Conservative mayor defeats DK's Dobrev in primary run-off with 57% of the vote.
The decline in output of automotive industry companies, which accounted for 17% of total manufacturing output in August, accelerated from a 6.7% drop in July.
Annual CEE Strategic Transformation Index puts Slovenia top in CEE (after Austria), followed by Czechia and Poland.
EU’s pro-nuclear member states want nuclear energy to be included in the bloc's green taxonomy as a way to ameliorate climate change.
In its latest quarterly Inflation Report, the National Bank (MNB) predicted a further rise in inflation in the autumn months and put CPI over 5% for the rest of the year.
Polls show that frontrunner Klara Dobrev could become Hungary’s first serious female candidate for premier if it remains a three-person race, but the race could be a cliffhanger now she is running against one challenger.
New poll shows that conservative mayor Marki-Zay is closing the gap on Klara Dobrev and is now the second most popular candidate among opposition voters.
Third placed candidate Marky-Zay and Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony will decide next week which of them should withdraw to give the other a clear run against Dobrev.
Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony and independent Peter Marki-Zayare also set to make the cut to be opposition candidate to face Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban.
Debate took place as opposition parties are holding the country’s first-ever primary to select candidates for 106 constituencies and pick their leader to challenge Hungary’s strongman Viktor Orban.
In the push for reducing carbon, significant investment will be necessary, and in turn, funding will be required. This will provide growth for the credit market, and in particular for anything associated with ESG.
The lowest motorisation rates were found in Romania (357 cars per thousand people), Latvia (381 cars) and Hungary (390 cars).
In times of crisis there is a fight to quality by bond traders who are keen to reduce their risks. However, in this crisis the countries of Central Europe have done surprisingly well thanks to ECB support.
Defining a green investment is crucial to boosting the expansion of renewable energy and preventing the mis-selling of investments by so-called greenwashing, whereby the environmental impact of a product is misrepresented.
Rate-setters raised the central bank’s base rate by 15 basis points to 1.65%, below the 20-30bp hike expected by analysts.