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    1. Fast FT

      May 30, 2016

      Spain still stuck in deflation

      Spain remains firmly stuck in deflation.The country’s EU harmonised annual inflation rate came in at -1.1 per cent for...

    2. May 27, 2016

      Putin issues ‘crosshairs’ warning to Romania and Poland

      Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, used a visit to Nato country Greece to warn its fellow members Romania and...

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    1. Doing Business in Central & Eastern Europe

      Hungary, Poland and some of their neighbours have hit the headlines for the wrong poli...
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    1. FT Data

      May 27, 2016

      Eastern Europe has the largest population loss in modern history

      Eastern Europe’s population is shrinking like no other regional population in modern history. The population has...

    2. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Wizz Air profits soar amid expansion

      Profits at Wizz Air have soared as the Hungarian budget airline continued to expand in an era of cheap oil prices....

    3. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Eurozone inflation confirmed at -0.2%

      Sub zero, as expected. The eurozone’s annual inflation rate has been confirmed at -0.2 per cent for April in the final...

    4. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Coca-Cola Hellenic sales slip; Russia still drags

      Coca-Cola Hellenic suffered a dip in first-quarter net sales, as the Greek coke bottler faced declines in both its...

    5. May 12, 2016

      Fundamentals outweigh investor risks in central and eastern Europe

      If central and eastern Europe has over the past few years become a tougher place to do business, nobody seems to have...

    6. April 23, 2016

      Romania banned from Eurovision Song Contest over state broadcaster’s debts

      Romania’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant, whose song is aptly called “Moment of Silence”, will not get to appear at...

    7. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Rexit? Romania loses slot in Eurovision

      Romania has been ejected from the Eurovision Song Contest, organisers say, after its public service broadcaster failed...

    8. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Eurozone deflation revised away

      Inflation figures for the eurozone have been revised upwards, taking the single currency zone out of deflation...

    9. April 12, 2016

      Brussels warns enforcing US visas would cost EU billions

      Forcing US visitors to apply for a visa would cost the EU billions, damage its tourism industry and threaten a...

    10. 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...

    11. April 12, 2016

      Bucharest market hits the road to recovery

      The resignation of a prime minister under pressure over allegations of corruption, the run-up to a close-fought...

    12. April 11, 2016

      Brussels considers end to visa free travel to EU for US visitors

      A long-simmering row between Brussels and Washington over visas is set to break into the open on Tuesday when the...

    13. March 31, 2016

      Swiss $558m fundraising lifts IPO market

      A Swiss supplier to the semiconductor industry is set to launch Europe’s biggest initial public offering of the year so...

    14. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      888 profits eroded by failed Bwin bid

      Shares in 888 have edged up 1.8 per cent this morning, despite the fact September’s failed bid for reduced...

    15. March 15, 2016

      Renault and Nissan choose Nicolas Maure to lead Russia’s AvtoVAZ

      Renault and Nissan have named Nicolas Maure as the new boss of AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest carmaker. The Frenchman — who...

    16. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Renault's Nicolas Maure takes the wheel at AvtoVAZ

      Renault and Nissan will on Tuesday name Nicolas Maure as the new boss of AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest car maker. The...

    17. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

    18. February 26, 2016

      ‘For Two Thousand Years’, by Mihail Sebastian, translated by Philip Ó Ceallaigh

      The Romanian-Jewish author Mihail Sebastian (1907—45) is today best known for his posthumously published Journal:...

    19. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Eurozone inflation weaker than first reading

      Inflation in the euro area was even weaker than originally estimated in January, strengthening the case for further...

    20. February 15, 2016

      Eastern Europe defies the gloom

      A commonly heard refrain in the current doom-laden environment is that the slump in oil prices is failing to spur...

    21. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: the sea, the sea

      Little attention is being paid to the continent’s biggest frontier: the sea. New data have highlighted the extent to...

    22. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Wizz Air lifts profit guidance as growth continues

      Eastern-European airline Wizz Air continued its rapid growth in the last three months of 2015 and has lifted its profit...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      January 18, 2016

      Flying in the freeze

      Gulls fly over a partially frozen lake in a park in Bucharest, Romania ...

    24. FT Data

      January 14, 2016

      Datawatch: deflation around the world

      Last year consumer prices fell in 24 countries out of the 189 with available data, the second-largest number in the...

    25. January 13, 2016

      Bosses reading your emails are not breaching your privacy

      Workers of Europe beware: your employer may have the right to read those personal emails and instant messages you send...

    26. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Wizz Air reports 22% bump in passenger numbers

      Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air says its passenger numbers rose by 22 per cent in the year to the end of...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      December 15, 2015

      Shepherds flock in Bucharest

      A Romanian shepherd, carrying his traditional stick and a wrinkled banner, shouts while running towards the main...

    28. December 9, 2015

      Britain’s illusory debate on Europe and migration

      When the EU’s 28 heads of government meet in Brussels next week, they will hold their first discussion over David...

    29. December 8, 2015

      Brussels examines option for UK migration brake

      Brussels is looking at options for Britain to restrict EU immigration if it overwhelms public services, potentially...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      Military colours

      Romanian special forces servicemen wait on a bus before the beginning of the national day celebrations in Bucharest,...

    31. 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...

    32. November 17, 2015

      Spare parts are now essential component of Romania’s economy

      Romania may be one of the EU’s poorer countries — income per capita was just over half the Union average in 2014 — but...

    33. November 13, 2015

      Jeremy Paxman on Europe’s last wilderness

      Romania may not be the envy of the European Union for many things, but in one it should be: the mountains of Carpathia...

    34. November 4, 2015

      Romania PM Victor Ponta resigns after nightclub fire protests

      Romania’s prime minister Victor Ponta resigned on Wednesday after street protests over a nightclub fire that killed 32...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. September 25, 2015

      Brussels warns Hungary against erecting Slovenia migrant fence

      The European Commission has warned Hungary that building a fence on its frontier with Slovenia to keep out migrants...

    38. September 25, 2015

      Transylvania’s rustic revival lures princes and homebuyers

      Dusk in the main street of Viscri, one of several hundred ancient villages scattered through the remote foothills of...

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