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PROFILE: Michal Simecka, leader of Progressive Slovakia

Robert Anderson in Bratislava September 22, 2023

There is a real hope that a late surge of support from the estimated one quarter of undecided voters could push Michal Simecka's Progressives into first place at the September 30 general election.

Onetime 'King of Europe' Tusk now fights to lead Poland

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw September 15, 2023

The former premier and European Council president has restored faith in the Civic Platform party but the road to end PiS’ rule remains as steep as ever.

bneGREEN: EV battery manufacturers plug into Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2023

Southeast Europe is already home to some high-profile electro-mobility companies. Now, it's becoming a location for battery manufacturing too.

Ukrainian refugees become populist targets in Czechia

Albin Sybera September 6, 2023

Even though two thirds of refugees live below the poverty line and their financial support has just been cut, populists are whipping up tensions, particularly with the country's Roma minority.

Polish far-right parties could dictate next government

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw September 1, 2023

Konfederacja nurtures its anti-establishment image and denies speculation about joining a future coalition after next month's election.