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bneGREEN: CEE countries need to invest in more solar and wind to break their Russia energy dependence

bne IntelliNews February 7, 2023

The energy crisis in Central and Eastern Europe has lost some of its bite after a mild winter and record LNG imports led to a slump in natural gas prices. The EU has made good progress in replacing Russian energy supplies.

NEMETHY: How the Battle for Ukraine may change Europe

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors February 6, 2023

More and more signs point to a new major Russian initiative to take Ukraine in the spring, including a possible attack on Kyiv. How could a major Russian offensive or a Russian victory in Ukraine challenge Europe?

COMMENT: The new Cold War will be different, and not only because of China

Peter Szopo February 6, 2023

Mercantilism is also replacing globalisation, and the US has a declining interest in European affairs.

EU and G7 agree on Russian petroleum product price caps

bne IntelliNews February 5, 2023

The caps came into force on February 5, three months after a similar cap of $60 per barrel was introduced on Russian crude oil exports.

INTERVIEW: Helen Rodwell, head of CMS’ corporate practice in CEE

Robert Anderson in Prague February 4, 2023

Dealmaking in Central Europe is set to rebound, says law firm's long-standing Prague managing partner, as new kinds of investor move into the region.

Baltic companies still trading extensively with Russia

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius February 3, 2023

Baltic states maintain trade in unsanctioned goods with their giant neighbour Russia since President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, despite their staunch opposition to the Russian aggression.

RBI's 2022 profits soar to €3.6bn, with Russian operations representing more than half

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2023

The Austrian lender, which has become more and more reliant on its Russian business over the years, is still rethinking its presence in the country.

Russian gas pipe flow dips to record low in January

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2023

Russian pipeline gas flowing to Europe dipped to a record low in January, down 30% compared with supplies in December, while experts warn that there could be significant further downside risk to the country’s deliveries.

Only Hungary and Russia heading for recession in 2023 as Emerging Europe shows its resilience

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 1, 2023

wiiw believes that most countries of the region have “probably already digested” most of the economic shock caused by the Ukraine war, provided Russia does not escalate the conflict further.

M&A in Emerging Europe fell by 20% to €32.93bn in 2022

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2023

The weak macroeconomic backdrop and the spectre of possible recession are likely to stifle M&A in the coming months, according to the annual CMS/Emis Emerging Europe M&A Report.

Slovenia’s retail sales growth slows to 2.8% y/y in December

bne IntelliNews January 29, 2023

Slovenia's retail sales went up by an annual 2.8% in December 2022, slowing significantly from the 7.4% y/y increase a month before.

VISEGRAD BLOG: When Eastern European states speak out they are now listened to

Robert Anderson in Prague January 26, 2023

The countries on Nato’s eastern flank believe they are now leading the debate on how to confront the Kremlin, as demonstrated by the row over supplying modern battle tanks to Ukraine.

Southeast Europe sovereigns start 2023 with return to capital markets

bne IntelliNews January 20, 2023

Sovereigns move quickly to tap international capital as they anticipate rising yields later in 2023.

bneGREEN: IEA five-point action plan could avoid a new European energy crisis this year

Ben Aris in Berlin January 18, 2023

Europe faces another energy crisis that may start in the summer, leading gas and power prices to spike again. Europe won this winter’s battle in the energy war with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but will receive even less gas than last year.

Gas, panic in 2023

Ben Aris in Berlin January 18, 2023

Last year was a disaster for Europe as Putin’s energy war wreaked chaos on Europe’s economies by sending up gas prices 20-fold, fuelling run-away inflation and an energy crisis that drove millions into poverty. Another crisis could be coming.

EBRD invests record €13.1bn into its region in 2022

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2023

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development invested a record €13.1bn into its Emerging Europe and Eurasia region in 2022, the bank announced on January 12.

bneGREEN: Renewables to overtake coal in electricity generation soon

Martin Armstrong for Statista January 12, 2023

Hundreds of protesters currently trying to halt the continued development of a coal mine in Germany – which would involve the destruction of the now abandoned village of Lützerath – are putting pressure on the government to phase out coal use.

NEMETHY: Key economic and financial drivers to watch in 2023

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors January 10, 2023

There is an old joke that the role of economic forecasters is to make astrologers look good. Forecasting GDP or inflation for the upcoming year with any degree of accuracy is virtually impossible, but there are some scary signs appearing.

Croatians start shopping in neighbouring Slovenia after euro price hikes

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2023

Croatian Peasant Party leader Kreso Beljak says "shameful" price hikes after eurozone entry mean prices are now much higher than in Slovenia.

China’s Porton to set up biotech park in Slovenia’s Menges

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2023

The development centre in Megnes, 15km from Ljubljana, will be Porton's first in Europe.

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