CEE Morning Briefing: Czech Politics, Polish April Industrial Output in Focus NEW
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas is due to talk Tuesday at a conference on the future of the country's social security system. He is expected to try to persuade people to give up their reliance on the over-burdened state-run pension system.
CEE Morning Briefing: Bulgarian Politics, Polish Job Openings, IMF Czech Report NEW
Polish employment and wage readings, Bulgarian politics, and a report by the International Monetary Fund on the Czech economy will be in focus Monday.
Russian Oligarch Vouches for Banker Suspected of Bribery NEW
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov gave his support Thursday to the chief executive of Societe Generale’s Russian unit, detained Wednesday by police, who allege that he took a bribe.
OSCE Says Bulgaria’s Election Passes Test, Despite Some Violations NEW
Bulgaria’s election was declared legitimate by an international security organization that said the vote had respected the fundamental freedoms of the country's citizens despite being marred by a wire-tapping scandal and a flood of questionable...
Turkey Sits Proud at EBRD Meeting NEW
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Friday with a simple yet familiar message for states of emerging Europe, Eurasia and North Africa: try to be more...
Hungary Threatens to Raise Controversial Taxes Further NEW
Hungary sent a thinly veiled warning to the European Union that it's ready to increase special taxes for large, mostly foreign-owned firms further if the European Union says the relatively small and temporary freeze on spending approved Friday won't...
CEE Morning Briefing: Czech CPI, Hungarian Trade in Focus NEW
Czech inflation and Hungarian trade data, as well as Polish corporate earnings, dominate the news agenda Friday.
Roma Project Raises Awareness of Budapest’s Gypsies, in a Delicious Way NEW
Tasty smells attract passers-by in a developing area of Budapest’s ninth district in a hall that turned into a place tonight for cultures to advance mutual understanding and fight prejudice.