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    1. February 2, 2016

      David Cameron seeks to win round central Europe to EU deal

      If there were any doubt where Britain’s hard-fought renegotiation plan with Brussels runs the greatest risk of being...

    2. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Czech Republic gives green light to UK/EU deal

      Prague has voiced its support for the UK’s EU renegotiation proposals, the first Eastern state to back the plans in a...

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    1. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment at lowest since September 2011

      Greece and Spain may still have unemployment rates that are well over 20 per cent but the jobless rate for the eurozone...

    2. January 27, 2016

      FCA warns over risky self-certified mortgages from abroad

      The Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning to borrowers tempted to take out a self-certified mortgage, a...

    3. January 20, 2016

      The Holy Roman Empire can help inspire a different European Union

      Germany’s past casts a long shadow. Last summer, Greeks protesting against the stringent terms of the EU bailout...

    4. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment falls to lowest since 2011

      Concerns may be growing over the outlook for the global economy amid jitters over a slowdown in China but in the...

    5. December 16, 2015

      Orban basks in EU’s migrant struggle

      Not so long ago, Hungary’s railway stations and refugee camps overflowed with thousands of people trapped on the...

    6. November 29, 2015

      Eastern Europe to confront Berlin over new Russian gas pipeline

      Eastern Europe is girding for another clash with Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline that would circumvent Ukraine and...

    7. November 26, 2015

      Czech engineer plots profitable diversion with car for wheelchair users

      In the centre of a sleepy town in the east of the Czech Republic a small car pulls up to the kerb, front on. The engine...

    8. November 26, 2015

      Hyundai Motor factory network drives Czech economy

      Since the early 2000s, Hyundai Motor has pursued a strategy of developing region-specific cars, which has profoundly...

    9. November 25, 2015

      Frontier markets struggle to break through

      Frontier markets are sometimes referred to as pre-emerging economies in the belief that they will one day graduate to...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2015

      Prague tribute

      A pedestrian pass by graffiti in honour to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks made by Kazakhstani artist called...

    11. November 6, 2015

      Strong pound cuts price of skiing holidays

      The 2015-16 ski season is set to be the cheapest for two years due to the strong pound, which has cut the cost of...

    12. November 3, 2015

      Stefan Löfven rebukes eastern Europe over refugee crisis

      Stefan Löfven, Sweden’s prime minister, rebuked some central and eastern European governments for what he termed a...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      November 2, 2015

      Hauling carp at Lake Dvoriste

      Czech fishermen sort fish during the traditional Carp haul at Lake of Dvoriste near Smrzov village, Czech Republic on...

    14. October 12, 2015

      VW emissions crisis fuels jobs fear in east Europe

      At the Boryszew Group, a major Polish motor supplier whose factories ship wires, plastic parts, door handles and...

    15. September 30, 2015

      Volkswagen emissions scandal exposes EU regulatory failures

      The Volkswagen scandal has exposed failures by the European Commission and several of the EU’s national regulators to...

    16. September 30, 2015

      Slovakia to challenge Brussels in court over migrant quotas

      Slovakia plans to take Brussels to court over a controversial EU plan to share 120,000 asylum seekers, in the latest...

    17. September 27, 2015

      Refugee crisis frays ties between Berlin and east EU

      For years, Germany could rely on the EU’s central European states and they on Germany. But that mutual trust is being...

    18. September 23, 2015

      Eastern EU states fight migrant ‘diktat’

      Hungary’s prime minister accused Germany of “moral imperialism” as anger surged throughout eastern Europe a day after a...

    19. September 21, 2015

      Emerging markets and the Fed: good, bad and indifferent

      There are three kinds of policymakers at the Federal Reserve, goes the chatter in the markets: hawks, doves and...

    20. September 17, 2015

      Migrants crisis sets Germany at odds with neighbours to the east

      The first the Czech interior ministry knew of Germany’s decision to introduce border checks on Sunday was when...

    21. September 15, 2015

      Migrant crisis sees border checks return to EU’s Schengen area

      As night fell on the A3 motorway near Germany’s border with Austria, police carried out spot checks. Traffic slowed to...

    22. September 14, 2015

      Café Slavia, Prague

      Where Smetanovo nábřeží 1012/2 WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Espresso Kc39 ($1.60) Open 8am-midnight; Sat-Sun from 9am...

    23. September 11, 2015

      Rightwing critics attack Merkel over asylum-seekers in Germany

      German chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country has come under...

    24. September 8, 2015

      Migrant crisis adds to Europe’s anxiety about Islam

      Among Britain’s best-loved sportsmen of the 1970s was a mild-mannered heavyweight boxer named Joe Bugner. Born Jozsef...

    25. September 3, 2015

      Eastern Europe moderates its opposition to refugee quotas

      Chaos on Hungary’s railways The EU’s eastern states have reacted to a shift in political will across the bloc as...

    26. FT Data

      August 17, 2015

      Pole position

      The economy of Poland proved its resilience after the financial crisis – it was the only country in the European Union...

    27. FT Data

      July 31, 2015

      Datawatch: Forecast GDP growth in eastern Europe for 2015

      Prospects for economic growth in big eastern European economies that are EU members have not been affected by the...

    28. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      A sovereign legal scorecard

      First let’s start with a scatter chart, courtesy of Charles Robertson at Renaissance Capital. Click to enlarge… That...

    29. June 26, 2015

      Ludvík Vaculík, writer and dissident, 1926-2015

      On Thursday June 27 1968, three Czechoslovak newspapers and a literary weekly published “Two Thousand Words”, a...

    30. June 25, 2015

      Lobby forces Brussels U-turn on asylum seekers

      The EU has been forced to abandon a key element of its plan to address Europe’s migrant crisis after it dropped a...

    31. June 10, 2015

      Eastern Europe enjoys oil-fuelled recovery

      Sandwiched between a stuttering eurozone and a recession-ridden Russia and Ukraine, and with the troubled Turkey and...

    32. June 3, 2015

      Russia rewrites history of the Prague Spring

      According to an old Soviet joke, which alluded to the Communist party’s habit of rewriting history for ideological...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      June 1, 2015

      Safarova service

      Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic serves the ball to Russia’s Maria Sharapova during their fourth round match of the...

    34. May 22, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover nears decision on new eastern Europe plant

      Jaguar Land Rover is finalising plans for a new factory in eastern Europe as the British carmaker revs up to challenge...

    35. May 21, 2015

      Raiffeisen and Erste: battling

      For years they were Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee. Raiffeisen and Erste, two Austrian banks with big operations in...

    36. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    37. The Exchange

      May 7, 2015

      Why Moscow will celebrate May 9 without western leaders

      During the cold war, anniversaries of the end of the second world war were an exception from the general rule of...

    38. April 30, 2015

      EU carbon market reforms back on the table

      The EU is almost certain to bring forward important reforms to revive moribund carbon prices, after Poland failed to...

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