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    1. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    2. March 19, 2015

      Russia sows discord in central Europe

      “Viktor, we are friends,” Polish prime minister Ewa Kopacz told her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán during his visit to...

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    1. Investing in the Czech Republic

      Czechs want to innovate their way to growth, leaving behind a history of manufacturing...
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    1. March 18, 2015

      Member states balk at EU plan to vet Gazprom contracts

      A plan to give Brussels oversight over how Europe buys its gas from Gazprom, Russia’s export monopoly, is set to meet fierce...

    2. March 11, 2015

      Eastern Europe feels dollar heat

      Poland, the Czech Republic and its near neighbours suffered dual currency headwinds brought on by the strength of the dollar...

    3. February 25, 2015

      Telefónica promises sharper focus will bring return to growth

      Telefónica’s profits declined sharply in the fourth quarter after the Spanish telecoms group was singed by the impact of...

    4. February 19, 2015

      Pavel Haas Quartet, Wigmore Hall, London — review

      Even within central Europe there are distinctive musical accents. The Pavel Haas Quartet excels in composers from beyond its...

    5. beyondbrics

      February 12, 2015

      Keeping the pegs and the ceilings

      One of the few African proverbs that appears to exist other than in the minds of journalists searching for an intro is:...

    6. February 9, 2015

      Czech president Milos Zeman in war of words over Russia stance

      When European leaders pleaded with Vladimir Putin to end the conflict in Ukraine at a conference in Milan last October,...

    7. January 30, 2015

      Germany suspends minimum wage for foreign truck drivers

      Germany bowed to pressure from its eastern neighbours on Friday and suspended applying its newly enacted €8.50 an hour...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      January 30, 2015

      Victory in Melbourne

      Bethanie Mattek-Sands (R) of the U.S. and Lucie Safarova (L) of Czech Republic celebrate defeating Zheng Jie of China and...

    9. January 30, 2015

      Record numbers seek UK university places

      Record numbers of 18-year-olds have applied to British universities and youngsters from the poorest areas are more likely to...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      January 29, 2015

      High service

      Andy Murray of Britain serves to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during men’s singles semi-final match at the Australian...

    11. December 29, 2014

      BAE turns its fire on tax evasion

      With its Eurofighter jets and Bradley tanks, BAE Systems has a long history of protecting countries from military attack....

    12. December 26, 2014

      PKO Bank Polski embarks on international expansion

      Poland’s biggest bank is embarking on its first international expansion as part of a wider push by the country’s largest...

    13. December 8, 2014

      EU’s eastern members plot joint raid on €315bn Juncker fund

      Central European countries are planning to combine forces to target the EU’s proposed new €315bn investment fund to join up...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      November 17, 2014

      Presidential red card

      Filip Singer/EPA Protesters show symbolical red cards during a prostest against Czech President Milos Zeman in Prague, Czech...

    15. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      What is going on with the UK's current account balance? Part 5

      The UK’s current account deficit is at its widest level in decades, and over the previous four posts we’ve managed to narrow...

    16. November 5, 2014

      Broker push helps Vodafone higher

      A push from its joint house broker helped lift Vodafone to a six-week high on Wednesday. UBS argued that Vodafone could...

    17. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      Leaked letter: 14 ministers take on Juncker over trade

      Juncker addresses the European Parliament before the vote approving his new Commission It started out as an internecine turf...

    18. October 19, 2014

      Eastern Europe attacks planned EU emissions curbs

      The EU’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 has come under heavy assault as an increasing number of eastern...

    19. October 14, 2014

      Poland leads opposition to EU energy deal

      Poland and other eastern European countries are prepared to scupper the EU’s landmark climate change deal next week if they...

    20. October 14, 2014

      Citigroup: foreign entanglements

      “The Citi never sleeps”, or so the tagline reads. From now on that will depend where you live and what kind of business you...

    21. October 14, 2014

      Citi’s consumer banking chief Medina-Mora poised to stand down

      Manuel Medina-Mora, Citigroup’s head of global consumer banking and chairman of Banamex, the bank’s embattled Mexican unit,...

    22. October 7, 2014

      Czech carmakers speed ahead but country faces competition

      A dozen years ago, 120 hectares of land north of Ovcary, a tiny village in the centre of the Czech Republic, was rolling...

    23. October 7, 2014

      Power group CEZ keen to expand despite the risks

      CEZ, the largest power group in post-communist central Europe by market capitalisation, is contemplating not just one, but...

    24. October 7, 2014

      Czech media oligarchs consolidate press powers

      In one of his frequent outbursts against the Czech media, President Milos Zeman railed in September that it “usually only...

    25. October 7, 2014

      Czech Republic hopes for a future built on technology

      Tomas Sedlacek, the fiery-haired Czech economist, has a theory about the four big central European economies. The Czech...

    26. October 7, 2014

      Pragmatism may soon give cynicism a run for its money

      In his 1970 absurdist novel White Book, dissident author Pavel Kohout told the tale of a gym teacher who, without wishing to...

    27. October 7, 2014

      The rising trend in private equity investments in the Czech Republic

      Jakub Vagner, the most famous fisherman in the Czech Republic and a household name, makes for an unlikely target for private...

    28. October 7, 2014

      Long-term outlook for Czech Republic stymied by failure to invest

      The Czech Republic’s D1 motorway is a symbol of the country’s squandered natural advantages and its challenges. The ageing...

    29. October 7, 2014

      Battle rages for the hearts and wallets of Czech beer lovers

      Only in the Czech Republic – where the population leads the world in beer consumption at an annual 144 litres per capita –...

    30. October 6, 2014

      The rise of crazy golf’s mini-prodigy

      It is always worth taking note of teenage golfing prodigies because they often have names like Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy,...

    31. October 1, 2014

      CEE countries: From industrial dinosaurs to world-class growth rates

      At the sprawling Fiat plant in Kragujevac, southeast of Belgrade, eastern Europe’s old economy meets the new. The site was...

    32. October 1, 2014

      TV host and mayor in Czech Republic sparks a revolution in paying for utilities

      Vladimir Koren, the mayor of Ricany in the Czech Republic wanted to cut his town’s high utility bills. The mayor, who is...

    33. October 1, 2014

      Bureaucracy remains source of frustration for new businesses

      Mieczyslaw Wilczek died only this year, but in the view of many Polish entrepreneurs, his dream died long ago, when...

    34. September 26, 2014

      Věra Jourová: Rapid rise from a Czech jail for EU bank pay chief

      When Věra Jourová languished in her Czech custody cell facing corruption charges, it would have been a stretch to imagine...

    35. September 26, 2014

      Brussels probes Czech Republic over Roma

      The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the Czech Republic’s treatment of its Roma minority, in the...

    36. September 14, 2014

      Poland to withdraw from Visegrad defence radar project

      Poland is on the brink of pulling out of a joint defence project with its central European allies. Its withdrawal would be a...

    37. September 3, 2014

      Ukraine crisis dominates CEE forum

      Central Europe is bracing for further economic shocks as fallout from the conflict in Ukraine spreads across the region,...

    38. September 3, 2014

      Scotland vote threatens to trip up gilts

      The raised level of investor concern about geopolitical risk is evident from defensive positions and the low level of...

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