Slovakia to block EU trade deal with Mercosur countries over Brazil's approach to Amazon

Nelly Tomchikova in Prague August 30, 2019

EU should use all available platforms to force Brazil to change its behaviour, says Slovak Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matecna.

Europe still has East-West divide in waste generation

bne IntelliNews August 26, 2019

Despite the recent consumer boom, all but one of the eastern EU members produces less waste than any western member, a new study from Eurostat shows.

Slovakia’s inflation up again to 2.9% y/y in July

bne IntelliNews August 16, 2019

Year-on-year inflation in Slovakia rose to 2.9% in July, up by 0.2 percentage points (pp) from June, with core inflation standing at 2.5% and net inflation at 1.9%, the data of the Slovak Statistics Office (SSO) showed on August 13.

CEE economies are weakening but domestic demand offsets Eurozone slowdown

Ben Aris in Berlin August 14, 2019

GDP growth figures from the second quarter of this year were down on the first quarter but showed that growth was still being supported in Central and Eastern Europe by domestic demand that has gone some way to offsetting an EU slowdown.

Slovakia’s industrial production falls to its lowest level since 2017 in June

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

Slovakia’s industrial production contracted by 2.1% year-on-year in June, a sharp fall from the 4.7% expansion the previous month, and fell to its lowest level since April 2017, Slovak Statistical Office data showed on August 9.