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  1. 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...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    August 21, 2014

    Czechs remember Soviet occupation

    Filip Singer/EPA Soldiers place a wreath during a ceremony outside the Czech Radio building in Prague to commemorate the...

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  1. Central and Eastern Europe: Technology & Innovation 2013

    Innovation in IT is replacing the heavy industries of the Soviet era, but there must b...
  2. The Connected Europe

    While eastern and western Europe are in many ways more interconnected than ever, there...
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  1. August 8, 2014

    Geology: an arching theory of rock erosion

    Geologists have long sought to explain the remarkable landforms such as arches, alcoves and pillars that are shaped by the...

  2. 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...

  3. beyondbrics

    June 30, 2014

    CEZ board changes reflect rise of finance minister

    By David Binar and Nicholas Watson of bne in Prague CEZ made big changes to its supervisory board at its AGM on June 27,...

  4. Brussels Blog

    June 18, 2014

    Albania: Europe's cannabis capital or EU candidate?

    A bullet hole in an armoured police car used during this week's cannabis raid in Lazarat. Eight hundred police and SWAT...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    May 30, 2014

    World Roma Festival

    /David W Cerny/Reuters Participants of the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historical centre of Prague ...

  6. beyondbrics

    May 26, 2014

    Czech planners threaten RAF's Winged Lion

    By Nicholas Watson of bne A simmering row is building over a memorial to the Czechoslovaks who joined the Royal Air Force...

  7. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2014

    Czech Republic's CEZ finally pulls plug on nuclear tender

    By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Czech power utility CEZ said today it had cancelled a tender to expand the country’s Temelin...

  8. April 7, 2014

    Investment flows increase in central and eastern Europe

    A period of lacklustre competition is coming to a close for Globalworth, a property business with the lion’s share of its...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 16, 2014

    The week ahead, March 17-21

    The week ahead in emerging markets: the world will be watching the aftermath of the weekend’s proposed referendum in Crimea....

  10. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    Former gangster hangout offers hope for Serbian tourism

    On January 15, 2000, 23-year-old Dobrosav Gavric strode into the lobby of Belgrade’s InterContinental hotel, pulled out a...

  11. February 27, 2014

    Film review – As the Palaces Burn

    The cry is so familiar at press shows it almost has its own acronym. ONNAR. “Oh No, Not Another Rockumentary.” As the...

  12. January 10, 2014

    Saul Zaentz, film and music mogul, 1921-2014

    No one, a wag once said of the producer Saul Zaentz, “was better at taking care of the books”. It was a two-edged tribute....

  13. December 23, 2013

    All the best: Eugene Onegin

    Few opera-goers forget their first encounter with Tchaikovsky’s Pushkin masterpiece. It has the impact of first love,...

  14. December 16, 2013

    Food culture moves east

    A scene from the cult 1981 Polish comedy film Mis has clients lunching in a milk bar, utensils on long chains fixed to the...

  15. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2013

    Hungary's BSE gets Xetra help for an uncertain market

    With a restrained grin, Mihaly Varga, Hungary’s economy minister, pressed the button to open trading at the Budapest Stock...

  16. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2013

    Road rage in the Czech Republic

    By Nicholas Watson of bne Road construction in the Czech Republic has long been a murky business. But insiders grumble that...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    December 4, 2013

    Reaching for the Czechs' past

    David W Cery/Reuters A worker of the Security Services Archive searches files in the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian...

  18. October 26, 2013

    Social Democrats win most votes in Czech election

    The Czech Republic’s Social Democrats have won most votes in snap elections, but the biggest winner was free-spending...

  19. October 24, 2013

    Czech miner NWR runs into political trouble over closure

    The last place a troubled company wants to be is at the centre of public and political attention, but that is the plight of...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    October 17, 2013

    Prague’s baroque crossing

    Petr David Josek/AP People cross the medieval Charles Bridge, lined with baroque statues, as the sun rises in Prague, Czech...

  21. October 11, 2013

    Links between the Renaissance cabinet of curiosities and contemporary artists’ works

    One of the latest and strangest phenomena of contemporary art – and collecting, fashion and interior design – is the...

  22. MBA blog

    October 4, 2013

    The importance of being curious

    A month at Insead. As I’d promised myself when I left Dubai in late August, wanderlust is one of my first core courses at...

  23. beyondbrics

    October 3, 2013

    CEE: evidence of a rebound as growth forecasts upped

    A lot of recent numbers indicate that central Europe’s economies have turned the corner and are starting to rebound after a...

  24. beyondbrics

    September 30, 2013

    Amazon eyes CEE move amid German labour disputes

    Online merchant Amazon is contemplating building a new network of logistics centres in central Europe after being hit with...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 27, 2013

    Czech miner NWR in political hot water

    Politics and business have long been tightly entwined in the Czech Republic, but political attention is becoming a growing...

  26. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2013

    Central Europe: not such emerging markets after all

    Central Europe was spared the worst of the downturn that hit emerging markets from May this year, but that means that the...

  27. September 19, 2013

    Case studies: Investors are desperately seeking innovation

    When Petra Hubacova shows up at her office early in the morning she is often the first person at work, and in the evenings...

  28. August 26, 2013

    All the best: Janácek’s operas

    Shortly after the 1989 Velvet Revolution in Prague, I had the opportunity to interview the two conductors who had been most...

  29. August 14, 2013

    Czech anger rises amid fallout from sex and bribery scandal

    In a grubby sports bar on the far outskirts of the Czech capital, invectives start to fly when patrons are asked about their...

  30. July 19, 2013

    The Franz Kafka chronicles

    Kafka: The Years of Insight, by Reiner Stach, translated by Shelley Frisch, Princeton RRP£24.95/$35, 720 pages Franz Kafka:...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    July 19, 2013

    Futuristic café in Prague

    Petr Josek/Reuters An employee paints the outer decoration of a café bar in the Prague district of Holešovice. The café bar...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 11, 2013

    Czech Rep: Fischer's headache

    There was not a lot of public regret about the recent defenestration of the centre-right government of outgoing Czech...

  33. July 8, 2013

    Swiss Re expects floods claim burden of $300m

    Swiss Re expects the floods that swept through much of central Europe last month to cause industry-wide insured losses of...

  34. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2013

    Air Lituanica takes to skies in turbulent European market

    When your neighbours’ aviation businesses are struggling to survive, you would, probably, postpone the launch of a new...

  35. July 1, 2013

    Europe’s spying businesses thrive amid surveillance uproar

    Europe’s politicians are outraged about alleged US monitoring of EU telephone and computer communications. But when it comes...

  36. June 17, 2013

    Czechs fear instability as PM resigns

    A bribery and spying scandal that exploded on to television screens last week in a series of police raids on the prime...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2013

    Czechs fear instability as PM resigns

    Tim Gosling and Nicholas Watson in Prague A bribery and spying scandal that exploded onto television screens last week in a...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 14, 2013

    CEE floods: economic impact 'limited'

    Central Europe’s recent floods looked dreadful on television. And they will have scarred the memories of the people who were...

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