COMMENT: Roma civil society can learn from both mistakes and local successes to make inclusion work

Andrew Ryder, Nidhi Trehan, Marius Taba March 22, 2022

There is deep disappointment over the rate of progress of various Roma inclusion policies of the European Union during the last few decades.

Slovak unemployment rate still below 7% in February

bne IntelliNews March 22, 2022

Jobless figures down by 0.1 percentage point month-on-month to 6.86%, and by 1pp from 7.9% posted a year ago.

Eastern EU member states divided over sanctions on Russian oil and gas exports

bne IntelliNews March 18, 2022

Central and Southeastern European countries are among the most vulnerable to any cut-off in Russian energy exports, but this has not stopped some of them from being very vocal in demanding tougher action.

Slovak inflation in February posts highest growth since December 2003

bne IntelliNews March 16, 2022

Consumer price index rose by 9% y/y in February.

Central Europe 'very vulnerable' to economic impact of Ukraine conflict

bne IntelliNews March 15, 2022

Oxford Economics has cut its GDP forecasts for CEE by an average of 1 percentage point for this year and 0.5pp for 2023.

OPINION: Frontline state refugee bonds can finance Ukraine influx

Gary Kleiman of Kleiman Intl Consultants Inc March 15, 2022

Commercial debt and equity markets can help fill funding and policy gaps, and rally bank and fund manager interests to public purpose.

Slovak industrial production rises 3.1% y/y in January

bne IntelliNews March 14, 2022

After seasonal adjustments, industrial output dropped by 1.2% month-on-month in January.

Slovak GDP up by 1.4% y/y in 4Q21

bne IntelliNews March 10, 2022

Economy grew by 3% for the whole of 2021.

More than 600 Czech soldiers to be sent to Slovakia to strengthen Nato´s Eastern Flank

bne IntelliNews March 10, 2022

The creation of the Czech-led battle group in Slovakia is part of Nato´s efforts to strengthen its Eastern Flank.

Slovakia sees substantial shift in public opinion towards Nato after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

bne IntelliNews March 8, 2022

Some 61% now believe that Slovakia´s membership of Nato is a good thing for their country, and more than 77% of Slovaks see Russia's actions in Ukraine as an act of aggression.

CEE's arms industry seeks to profit from new Cold War

bne IntelliNews March 8, 2022

Central and Eastern Europe’s arms industry should also benefit from the shift of defence up the list of political priorities.

Women in emerging Europe have 86% of the economic rights given to men

bne IntelliNews March 7, 2022

With the exception of Latvia, women in countries across the region are among the almost 2.4bn worldwide that don’t enjoy the same economic rights as men.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Nato rethinks the security of its Eastern Flank

Robert Anderson in Prague March 3, 2022

We may be witnessing the construction of a new Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, though this time the former Warsaw Pact states of Central Europe will be on the western side.

Hungary left isolated as all other EU states announce they are quitting IIB and IBEC

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2022

The Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Romania have announced that they will quit the two Soviet-era international banks because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Refugees start to flee from Ukraine to neighbouring countries

bne IntelliNews February 25, 2022

Ukraine’s neighbours are preparing for the arrival of a wave of refugees following the Russian invasion of the country.

Slovaks commemorate assassinated investigative journalist

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2022

President says Kuciak's murder united society in demanding a decent and fair Slovakia. But former premier Robert Fico says murders were politically misused.