Slovenia a world-beater in macroeconomic stability, WEF report says

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2018

The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018 gives Slovenia a perfect score for macroeconomic stability.

More than a third of Bulgarians and Romanians at risk of poverty

bne IntelliNews October 16, 2018

Two Southeast European states have the highest risk of poverty and social inclusion among EU members, while the lowest risks are in the Czech Republic.

Romania ranked worst among EU countries on Social Progress Index

bne IntelliNews October 16, 2018

Romania’s low scores, in particular for water, sanitation and public health, reveal deficiencies in the distribution of economic growth and public spending, report's author says.

Slovenian parliament rejects president’s proposal for central bank governor

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2018

Former Banka Slovenije head quit after receiving death threats over the 2013 banking sector bail-in, and most MPs want a replacement who is committed to investigating the transactions.

Croatia posts highest increase in insolvencies in CEE in 2017

bne IntelliNews October 9, 2018

The surge is explained by the current bankruptcy law, under which the National Financial Agency is obliged to start bankruptcy proceedings for any company whose accounts have been blocked for more than 120 days, Coffee study finds.

Slovenia’s consumer prices grow 2% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews September 28, 2018

With the arrival of autumn-winter collections in stores the prices of garments increased by 11.1%, pushing up consumer prices.

Croatia’s summer season disappoints as tourists return to Turkey and Egypt

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 26, 2018

Dip in arrivals in August causes consternation in world’s most tourism dependent economy, but tourist numbers soar in other Eastern Adriatic destinations.

Slovenia leads CEE/SEE region in R&D spending

bne IntelliNews September 26, 2018

The tiny Adriatic nation's R&D spending is the highest in the region relative to the size of its economy, European Commission data shows.

Romania's VAT collection rate weakest among EU-28

bne IntelliNews September 25, 2018

Romania was the only EU member state to see VAT collection contract, despite a cut in its effective VAT rate.