The preliminary GDP figure for the first quarter surprised on the upside. The economy fell just 0.3% quarter on quarter, with pandemic restrictions being in place throughout the quarter.
The foreign ministry in Sofia urged Moscow to cooperate with the Bulgarian prosecution's investigation into the explosions and the poisoning of Bulgarian arms dealer Emilian Gebrev.
However, in most countries the numbers of those vaccinated or willing to be vaccinated are still less than 70%, with Southeast Europe closer to 40%.
Prague could join Hungary and Poland and risk losing EU funds under new rule of law mechanism because of Babis' continuing control of agro-chemical conglomerate.
Pro-Russian president accused of confusing the government's message to its Nato and EU allies.
Billionaire's conglomerate blocked from receiving investment subsidies and may have to repay aid received since 2017.
Prague expels 63 staff from Russian Embassy as tit-for-tat expulsions escalate.
Prague threatens to cut Russian Embassy to just five diplomats in escalation of the country's worst row with Moscow since the Velvet Revolution.
Slovakia's death toll increased by 65% compared to the average level between 2016 and 2019, while Czechia posted a 40% growth in excess mortality amid severe wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The tit-for-tat expulsion of Russian and Czech diplomats has dynamited the Czech president's drive to build bridges with Moscow just as he thought he was about to clinch victory.
Attack on Czech arms cache in 2014 killed two and led to the evacuation of a wide area.
Trend towards bigger deals and more fund investment continues, as deal value rises by half to give best Q1 since 2013.
Row demonstrates the wide gulf that exists between attitudes towards racist behaviour in Western Europe compared to the newer CEE member states.
But pandemic has delayed restart of convergence with Western Europe until 2023.
Struggling Czech Social Democrats sack liberal Tomas Petricek and reject alliance with Greens, in conservative shift before general election.
Andrej Babis sacrifices another scapegoat as his government struggles to handle one of the worst COVID-19 epidemics in Europe and his poll ratings continue to slide.
A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.
Getting an IKEA store is a good guide to how developed a country is. And the Swedish furniture store has an uncanny knack for opening their yellow and blue stores exactly at the beginning of a country's rapid growth phase.
Merger with Moneta Money Bank still going ahead, says CEO of digital bank, despite death of owner Petr Kellner.
Czech billionaire financier dies in helicopter crash, raising questions over the future of his diversified PPF Group.