Far-right politicians from CEE join pre-election rally in Milan

bne IntelliNews May 19, 2019

Representatives of far-right parties from Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia and Slovakia joined a rally in Milan led by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini days before Thursday’s European Parliament elections.

Slovakia´s inflation less pronounced due to drop in prices of flight tickets

bne IntelliNews May 16, 2019

Slovakia´s inflation slowed to 2.3% year-on-year in April, down from 2.7% in March. Core inflation stood at 1.9% and net inflation at 1.6%, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on May 15.

Poland leads CEE charge against “centralised” and “multi-speed” EU

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 2, 2019

Warsaw wants the EU to devolve more powers to national governments and opposes deeper integration of some – mostly Western – member states in specific policy areas.

15 years on from 2004 wave of EU accessions, convergence but a patchy overall record for CEE countries

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 1, 2019

15 years after eight CEE states entered the EU, there have been significant economic gains, but in recent years this has been accompanied by a backsliding on democratic reforms.

Slovakia´s unemployment rate at its new minimum in March, the lowest number since 1993

bne IntelliNews April 24, 2019

Slovakia´s registered unemployment rate amounted to 5.03% in March, from 5.16% in February, down by 0.13 percentage points (pp) month-to-month and by 0.52pp year-on-year, according to data published by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre

BRICKS AND MORTAR: Investors look to recession-proof student housing market

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow April 23, 2019

New study by Colliers International and CMS reveals shortfall in CEE student housing estimated at up to €4bn.