CEE hotel deals put on hold amid coronavirus pandemic

bne IntelliNews March 26, 2020

After a vintage 2019, almost €2bn worth of deals were expected to close in the hotel sectors of six Central and Southeast European countries this year, but these are looking increasingly unlikely to complete, says a report from law firm CMS.

Capital Economics slashes CEE growth forecasts for 2020 to -2% y/y

bne IntelliNews March 25, 2020

Economic consultancy Capital Economics has slashed its growth forecast for the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to a 2% y/y contractions from the previous 2.3% expansion in 2020, as a result of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus crisis to widen rich/poor gap within Central and Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 19, 2020

Convergence to be reversed as the economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic is set to be deeper and longer in the CIS, Ukraine, Turkey and the Western Balkans than in the EU member states of Central and Southeast Europe.

wiiw slashes 2020 growth forecast for CESEE to just 1.1%

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 17, 2020

Vienna-based think tank expects the coronavirus pandemic to result in the worst year for the region since the global financial crisis.

CEE/CIS populations believe in gender equality in education but not in business or politics

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 8, 2020

More than 100 years since International Women’s Day was declared a national holiday in post-revolutionary Russia, a new survey from the UNDP reveals gender bias is still widespread across the region.

Slovakia's GDP to grow by 2.2% in 2020, according to bank analysts

bne IntelliNews March 4, 2020

Slovakia's GDP growth in fixed prices is expected to reach 2.2% in 2020, according to a survey carried out by the National Bank of Slovakia among commercial bank analysts in February, the Slovak News Agency reported.

New Slovak government coalition likely to consist of corruption fighters

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2020

Slovak general elections winner Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OLaNO) leader Igor Matovic is determined to fight corruption

Ordinary People party trashes incumbent government "mafia" in Slovakia's general election

bne IntellIiNews March 2, 2020

The Slovak general election at the weekend produced an upset as the opposition party Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OLaNO) won with a vote share of 24.8%, ousting ruling party Smer-SD which won 18.9%

General election 2020: Slovakia on the eve of political changes

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2020

A total of 25 political parties will be running in the Slovak elections and the polls are predicting a shake up of the current government.

Slovak PM Pellegrini becomes the first European leader to meet new Russian PM Mishustin

bne IntelliNews February 27, 2020

Slovakia, as an EU member, “is aware of complications that hamstring ties between the EU and Russia, but also holds its own views on how relations with Russia should look, said Pellegrini.