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    1. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Eurozone industrial production takes surprise dip

      The euro area’s factories made a sharp pull-back in May. New data from Eurostat shows that industrial production fell...

    2. Brussels Blog

      July 11, 2016

      The Canadian Patient

      As Brexit Britain weighs the option of a free-trade agreement to access to the EU single market, it would do well to...

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    1. June 23, 2016

      Wealthy Romanian families still struggle to regain their roots

      Gregor Roy Chowdhury pauses for thought outside his family’s stout but elegant 17th-century manor house deep in the...

    2. June 19, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Albania hopes kept alive with historic win

      Round up Romania 0 Albania 1 Albania delighted fans of underdogs everywhere by recording their first win, and their...

    3. June 16, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Late goals see France progress

      Round up France 2-0 Albania Romania 1-1 Switzerland Russia 1-2 Slovakia So the hosts are the first to qualify from the...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      June 15, 2016

      Swiss fan at Euro 2016

      A Swiss fan waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Romania and Switzerland at the Parc des...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. June 1, 2016

      Rare EU rate rise eyed in deflation-drenched Romania

      No EU country with positive interest rates has tightened monetary policy since Poland in 2012 — and even there the rise...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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....

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 Bwin.party reduced...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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:...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      January 18, 2016

      Flying in the freeze

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

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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