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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. Central Eastern Europe: Property

      Central and eastern Europe’s property market has been hit by a wall of capital that ha...
    2. Investing in the Czech Republic

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

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. April 29, 2015

      Brussels takes a tougher line on Roma discrimination

      When Christian Mikova, a 10-year-old Czech Romani, was taken to a psychiatrist and told he had mental disabilities, his...

    10. April 29, 2015

      Are emerging market stocks cheap?

      Are emerging market (EM) stocks cheap by historical standards? The valuation gap between developed market (DM) and EM...

    11. April 14, 2015

      Budapest property appeals at home and abroad

      Last year may have marked a turning point for Hungary’s property market, as strong macroeconomic performance, combined...

    12. April 14, 2015

      Property investors look beyond central and eastern Europe’s capital cities

      Judging by the number of cranes and construction sites dotting the sides of Warsaw’s main commercial street, it is easy...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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:...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      November 17, 2014

      Czech president shown red card

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

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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