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      Germany unemployment holds at record low of 6.1%

      Unemployment in Germany held steady at a record low of 6.1 per cent in August while the number of people registered as...

    2. August 29, 2016

      The Visegrad four: Brussels’ eastern critics

      In Baile Tusnad, a spa town in the Transylvania mountains, thousands of young Hungarians gathered in the late July...

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    1. August 29, 2016

      Angela Merkel is indispensable but insufficient

      There was something distinctly presidential about Angela Merkel’s European travels last week. The German chancellor met...

    2. August 26, 2016

      Merkel seeks consensus for an EU without Britain

      From an island off Naples to Tallinn, Prague and Warsaw, Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, criss-crossed Europe this...

    3. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Merkel says Brexit could be a 'breaking point' for EU

      Angela Merkel has warned that Brexit is a possible “breaking point” for the EU, ahead of a critical summit to discuss...

    4. August 24, 2016

      Pessimists hold the key to Europe’s future

      In an old Polish joke, a Frenchman and a Russian are travelling in opposite directions on the Moscow to Paris express...

    5. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Merkel readies for European Brexit tour

      German chancellor Angela Merkel will embark on one of her most intensive rounds of EU diplomacy next week with a...

    6. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: the next age of work

      Germans are facing longer working lives than ever before. Under current rules, people can retire after 45 years in...

    7. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment holds at five-year low

      Eurozone unemployment held steady at a five-year low of 10.1 per cent in June. Unemployment in the single currency area...

    8. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    9. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Visegrad urge post-Brexit EU reform

      Central Europe has warned of widespread disillusion with the EU project following the Brexit vote, calling on Brussels...

    10. July 11, 2016

      The Unbearable Lightness of Being 'the Czech Republic'

      The Czech Republic has officially taken on the English name “Czechia” in a metamorphosis that Prague hopes will end two...

    11. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Czech software firm Avast buys rival for $1.3bn

      Czech software company Avast Software is buying its rival AVG Technologies for $1.3bn, the two security software...

    12. July 6, 2016

      Hungary’s referendum is another vote against EU integration

      Three months after the Brexit vote, the EU faces another referendum challenging its authority. Hungary’s prime minister...

    13. June 30, 2016

      EU institutions must share some of the blame for Brexit

      After last week’s referendum in the UK, there is pressure for decisive action — a swift EU divorce from Britain and a...

    14. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Toyota: UK investment dependent on EU talks

      Toyota has warned over the long term future of its UK business, saying that the scale of its British investments are...

    15. June 28, 2016

      Czech PM raises concerns over racist abuse incidents in UK

      The Czech prime minister has expressed alarm at the upsurge in racist abuse of eastern European people following last...

    16. June 27, 2016

      Eastern Europeans launch post-Brexit attack on Juncker

      Eastern Europe has launched a stinging attack on the European Commission and its president Jean-Claude Juncker, calling...

    17. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      No 'automatic' Swiss deal for the UK - France

      Britain has no guarantee of securing a Swiss-style arrangement that gives access to the single market with limits on...

    18. June 24, 2016

      Eastern Europe vulnerable to Brexit fallout

      Emerging market stocks and currencies may have fallen almost in unison on Friday, but analysts were scrambling to...

    19. June 15, 2016

      EU push on tax avoidance threatened by Prague veto

      An EU push to narrow the kinds of tax loopholes exploited by companies in the LuxLeaks scandal is facing last-minute...

    20. June 14, 2016

      Nato sets out plan to put troops on eastern flank

      Nato defence ministers have fleshed out a plan to send troops to the alliance’s eastern flank in a bid to deter...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      June 13, 2016

      Spain v Czech Republic

      France Spain’s Sergio Ramos in action with Czech Republic’s Tomas Necid as Spain plays Czech Republic in the EURO 2016...

    22. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Goldman: football failures lead to stock mispricing (sort of)

      Sad traders sell stocks. With Euro 2016 kicking off tonight, Goldman Sachs has released a vital* piece of research...

    23. June 8, 2016

      Viktor Orban of Hungary lashes out at ‘western elites’ running EU

      Viktor Orban has lashed out at the EU for having no democratic legitimacy, saying the bloc was run by “western elites”,...

    24. June 8, 2016

      Czech Republic accuses Putin of backing EU’s rightwing

      Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to “divide and conquer” the EU by supporting rightwing populist politicians...

    25. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      No-one on track to join the euro club - ECB

      Can’t think why not. The European Central Bank has released its bi-annual 200-page “convergence report” tracking the...

    26. June 2, 2016

      If anyone is to blame for Britain leaving the EU, it’s Tony Blair

      It is fashionable to blame Tony Blair for everything. To some in the Labour party, the former prime minister took it on...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      June 2, 2016

      Flying past Mount Fuji

      Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic (dark blue plane) leads Nigel Lamb of Great Britain (yellow) and Yoshihide Muroya of...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2016

      Usain Bolt competes at the Ostrava Golden Spike

      Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Barbados’ Ramos Gittens and Lesotho’s Mosito Lehata compete in the men’s 100m race at the IAAF...

    29. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Weak start

      European markets look set to retreat this morning despite a mostly positive session in Asia. Japanese markets had been...

    30. May 6, 2016

      Doubts raised over Poland’s success story

      Poland is widely seen as one of Europe’s rare economic success stories in recent years, the only EU state to avoid a...

    31. MBA blog

      May 6, 2016

      Foreign businesses must navigate obstacles of India's market

      When inspecting the current macro- and microeconomic contexts of India, one will find that the nation is not only...

    32. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Czech coal group OKD files for insolvency

      The largest hard coal mining company in the Czech Republic has filed for insolvency as talks with the country’s...

    33. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment falls (again) to 10.2%

      The eurozone’s unemployment rate fell to another post-crisis low of 10.2 per cent in March – the lowest rate since...

    34. April 25, 2016

      GE Money: bouncy Czechs

      Falling profitability, negative interest rates, middling-to-rubbish economic growth, a 13 per cent decline in the...

    35. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Czech Republic's largest private coal miner tipped into default

      The Czech Republic’s largest private coal miner has tipped into default after Prague refused to offer a financial...

    36. April 18, 2016

      Vattenfall offloads German lignite mines to Czech consortium

      Swedish energy group Vattenfall is planning to offload its lossmaking east German lignite mines to a Czech consortium,...

    37. April 15, 2016

      Czech Republic considers name change to ‘Czechia’

      What’s in a name? asked William Shakespeare. For the Czech Republic, the answer seems to be fewer letters and more...

    38. April 12, 2016

      Central and eastern Europe investors hold nerve as deals roll on

      It is a region marked by concerns over the actions of illiberal, populist governments, worried by clashes over policies...

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