Opposition politicians have joined the protests against Hungary's so-called "slave law" extending overtime hours, but were prevented from delivering their message on state TV.
As labour markets tighten across CEE, economists say the best outcome for the region is for companies to respond to worker shortages by investing into new technologies.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets for several nights following the Hungarian government's adoption of new legislation on overtime.
Opposition parties attempted to disrupt voting on the contested labour code amendment dubbed the “slave law”, but the legislation was approved by the Fidesz-led majority.
For a few years now, foreign banks have been constantly losing market share in many of the larger Central-, Southeastern and Eastern European markets, but there is a shift in the game as state banks are proudly increasing their share in many markets
Union leaders threatened to block roads across the country from Monday against what they call the "slavery law", as the government seeks a solution to crippling labour shortages.
Growth in industrial robot shipments to Central and Eastern Europe to considerably outstrip global growth, as labour shortages bite.
Budapest declared the establishment of a media holding controlled by pro-government loyalists as an issue of national strategic importance, blocking any potential antitrust investigation into the largest media transaction in the country's history.
Merger of Opus and Konzum to create the fifth largest company on the Budapest Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of around €1.2bn.
The Central European University will relocate all US-accredited degree programmes to Vienna from September 2019.
Hungary’s fourth-largest lender Takarek Group approved a five-year strategy paving the way for the establishment of a universal bank that analysts expect will later join forces with state-owned Budapest Bank and MKB.
The right-wing media portfolio owned by businessmen close to Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has been transferred to a foundation overseen by a loyalist of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Labour unions and opposition parties denounced the planned change to the labour code that would increase the overtime threshold from 250 hours a year to 400 hours.
Open Society Foundations claims it is the target of baseless allegations in the Turkish media, while it faces an interior ministry investigation.
The CEE advertising industry is growing at an astonishing pace, according to the CANnual Report 2018. While television is still the dominant media type in most countries of the region, digital is catching up fast.