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      Europe needs the will to build an energy union

      The EU’s 28 member states face many challenges if they are to revive Europe’s sluggish economy. One of the most important –...

    2. 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...

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    1. October 16, 2014

      Hungary questions EU sanctions on Russia

      Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has criticised the EU’s policy of sanctions against Russia, questioning their...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. October 13, 2014

      Orbán vows to squeeze Hungary’s banks on foreign exchange loans

      Viktor Orbán vowed to tighten a squeeze on Hungary’s banks after his governing party won a resounding victory in nationwide...

    5. October 12, 2014

      Fidesz on track for victory in Hungary’s municipal elections

      Near the enormous steelwork chimneys of Miskolc, an industrial city in North Eastern Hungary, Péter Jakab hands out election...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 7, 2014

      Guest post: which EMs are vulnerable to US dollar strength?

      By Tim Ash, Standard Bank It has been easy in recent weeks to get carried away with big emerging market (EM) currency...

    7. October 1, 2014

      EU-funded venture capital model proves to be double-edged sword

      In 2010, Peter Sasi and his two long-standing business partners came to an impasse. In 15 years working for multinationals...

    8. 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...

    9. October 1, 2014

      Budapest builds on talent pool

      In 2008, Peter Arvai travelled from Sweden to Budapest. He was met at the airport by his uncle. This was at a time when...

    10. beyondbrics

      October 1, 2014

      Parsing EM vulnerability to the "carry trade" unwinding

      The US dollar surged again on Wednesday against a basket of emerging market (EM) currencies, adding urgency to the question...

    11. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Hungary halts flow of gas to Ukraine | Stoppage comes days after head of Russia’s Gazprom visited Budapest *...

    12. FT Alphaville

      September 26, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Subprime lending + cars + robotic repo men = financial journalism gold: Tracy...

    13. September 26, 2014

      Hungary halts flow of gas to Ukraine

      Hungary has stopped supplying gas to Ukraine through a “reverse flow” pipeline just days after the head of Russia’s Gazprom...

    14. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2014

      Fund Watch: EM healthcare is sole focus for Sectoral fund

      Unhealthy lifestyles are spreading through emerging market (EM) economies, as people adopt fast-food diets, work in...

    15. September 18, 2014

      European ‘peace dividend’ under pressure from geopolitical risks

      Higher military spending in the wake of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine could wipe away the “peace dividend” Europe has...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      September 15, 2014

      Hungary floods

      MTI/Szilard Koszticsak/AP Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest,...

    17. 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...

    18. September 8, 2014

      Russia aims to choke off gas re-exports to Ukraine

      Moscow is seeking to prevent its European customers re-exporting Russian gas to Ukraine, threatening to choke off a crucial...

    19. beyondbrics

      August 29, 2014

      Croatia’s economy shrinks as CEE feels the chill

      Will there be any end to Croatia’s economic travails? The EU’s newest member state has not seen meaningful growth since 2008...

    20. August 20, 2014

      Westinghouse urges EU to break dependency on Russian nuclear fuel

      Westinghouse, the Japanese-US atomic group, is pressing the EU to introduce competition rules that will break eastern...

    21. beyondbrics

      August 20, 2014

      Budapest airport throngs with festival campers

      Airline passengers to Hungary, be warned: Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International airport is having its Woodstock Week, with...

    22. beyondbrics

      August 12, 2014

      EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

      Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

    23. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2014

      Illiberating Hungary

      There has been a lot of international politics around, so it may have been easy to miss events in one of Europe’s smaller...

    24. beyondbrics

      August 11, 2014

      Company resort makes its comeback at Hungary's central bank

      Under communism, it was the norm for state companies and institutions in central Europe to own holiday homes: come summer,...

    25. August 3, 2014

      Austrian banks adapt central and eastern Europe model

      In the years before the financial crisis, the markets of central and eastern Europe were money-spinners for Austria’s big...

    26. beyondbrics

      July 31, 2014

      Erste turns to loss as crisis legacy problems plague CEE banking

      By Nicholas Watson of bne in Vienna The hits on emerging Europe’s banks continue to come thick and fast as legacy problems...

    27. The World

      July 30, 2014

      Viktor Orban's illiberal world

      Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, has just cemented his reputation as the problem child of the European Union...

    28. beyondbrics

      July 22, 2014

      Guest post: the free ride to convergence is over; EMs must boost productivity

      By Mario Pezzini of the OECD The year 2010 was a turning point. What we didn’t know at the time – but what new data just...

    29. July 16, 2014

      Potential for crisis aftershocks at eastern European banks

      Does the danger of a new banking crisis lurk in central and eastern Europe? Investors are certainly skittish after several...

    30. July 15, 2014

      TV chief accuses Hungary of interference

      The chief executive of Hungary’s most popular commercial television station has accused the Hungarian authorities of using...

    31. July 10, 2014

      Hungary under fire over handling of NGOs

      The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, an independent human rights watchdog, has appealed to the UN to intervene in what it...

    32. beyondbrics

      July 8, 2014

      Slovak gas link to give Ukraine "chance of lasting through the winter"

      By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Slovak gas pipeline operator Eustream has pledged that it will have a route feeding EU gas...

    33. Brussels Blog

      July 7, 2014

      Carbon emissions and the Polish Puzzle

      The Belchatow power station in central Poland, one of the largest coal-burning plants in the world While Brussels winds down...

    34. July 4, 2014

      Central European bank shares plunge on Erste warning

      Shares in Erste Group plunged 15 per cent on Friday after the Austrian lender said that problems in Hungary and Romania...

    35. July 4, 2014

      Hungary acts on foreign-exchange loans

      Hungary’s parliament passed a law on Friday that will force banks to compensate borrowers for what the government says were...

    36. July 3, 2014

      Erste Group warns of €1.6bn loss

      Erste Group warned that it will make a net loss of up to €1.6bn this year, after the Austrian bank increased its provisions...

    37. June 27, 2014

      Cameron and Britain left isolated by Juncker defeat

      EU leaders have voted overwhelmingly to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker to the most influential job in Brussels leaving David...

    38. June 27, 2014

      Defeated David Cameron bemoans a ‘bad day for Europe’

      David Cameron called it a “bad day for Europe”, but the UK prime minister emerged from a humbling defeat in Brussels...

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