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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. 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...

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  1. beyondbrics

    September 5, 2014

    Guest post: gas war is next phase of Russia-Ukraine conflict

    By Ben Aris of bne The chances of a lasting ceasefire in the conflict in eastern Ukraine are looking better. But the...

  2. September 3, 2014

    Ukraine crisis dominates CEE forum

    Central Europe is bracing for further economic shocks as fallout from the conflict in Ukraine spreads across the region,...

  3. September 3, 2014

    Scotland vote threatens to trip up gilts

    The raised level of investor concern about geopolitical risk is evident from defensive positions and the low level of...

  4. 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...

  5. July 15, 2014

    Independent News & Media hires former Tesco executive as its CEO

    Independent News & Media has recruited a former supermarket executive as its new chief executive. The Irish media group said...

  6. July 11, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . financial literacy

    What does this chart show? It compares levels of financial literacy in 15-year-old children with the amount of financial...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. June 25, 2014

    OECD survey links teacher status to pupil performance

    The OECD has linked high teacher status to good pupil performance in its global education league table, alongside findings...

  10. June 16, 2014

    Ukraine says gas needs covered until December

    Ukraine has enough gas to cover its needs until December, the government said on Monday, suggesting there was ample time to...

  11. May 28, 2014

    EU should stop worrying about deflation

    Deflation is the dog that did not bark after the financial crisis. It was a real and present danger in the depths of the...

  12. May 26, 2014

    Eastern Europeans fail to engage in poll

    A small increase in turnout in the European elections concealed some big falls in eastern Europe, where voters in some of...

  13. May 25, 2014

    Europe goes to the polls

    Voters in most EU countries went to the polls on Sunday on the final day of a European election that is set to reveal a...

  14. May 23, 2014

    Across Europe in a haulage truck

    Haulage trucks criss-cross the continent all day and night and have redefined the map of Europe. Andrew Byrne jumps aboard...

  15. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Emerging Europe turns EM growth star in Q1

    Economic growth in emerging Europe surged in the first quarter as Germany’s dynamism drove manufacturing output and fears of...

  16. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2014

    IDB: LatAm lagging behind on broadband access

    Latin America and the Caribbean have some catching up to do in the provision of broadband internet services, according to a...

  17. May 9, 2014

    A splendid mess of a union should not be torn asunder

    On the morning of September 19 the Scots and the rest of the British may well wake up as foreigners to each other. For...

  18. FT Data

    May 6, 2014

    European Parliament's turnout problem in 3 charts

    by Nassos Stylianou and John Burn-Murdoch Between May 22 and 25, some 400 million people will be eligible to vote in the...

  19. April 27, 2014

    Ukraine poised to sign gas supply deal

    Ukraine will sign a deal on Monday that will give it a gas supply lifeline from the EU in the event that Russia makes good...

  20. April 25, 2014

    Gazprom demands pre-payments from Ukraine

    Gazprom ratcheted up the pressure on Ukraine on Friday, saying Kiev will have to start paying in advance for Russian gas if...

  21. beyondbrics

    April 22, 2014

    Study finds Brazil's state to be tax-guzzling, inefficient

    You cannot stay one day in Brazil without hearing someone complain about high taxes and poor public services. According to...

  22. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2014

    The week ahead, April 6 - 13

    It’s election week in EM. Hungary kicks off with parliamentary elections today, then on Monday the Indian electoral marathon...

  23. The World

    March 31, 2014

    Kiska joins list of millionaire election winners in CEE

    When out of the blue a little-known millionaire businessman with no political past is elected president of his country, what...

  24. March 30, 2014

    Andrej Kiska wins Slovak presidential election

    Robert Fico, Slovak prime minister, suffered an overwhelming defeat in the presidential election that would have cemented...

  25. March 28, 2014

    Slovak prime minister in bitter presidential showdown

    Robert Fico, the Slovak prime minister, faces the climax to the political fight of his life on Saturday as his rival for the...

  26. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    Guest post: the west's double standards towards Ukraine

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta During the course of the four-month long Euromaidan, I have been interviewed...

  27. March 8, 2014

    Central Europe countries appeal for US gas

    Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have urged the US Congress to help them buy American natural gas and reduce...

  28. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Bill Gross enraged by El-Erian’s “charming right finger”. - Guess @GSElevators go up and down. -...

  29. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2014

    The week ahead, Mar 3-9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Ashton in Kiev; China’s NPC kicks off; Pistorius on trial; it’s Carnival! Monday, March...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    Guest post: central Europe's golden decade

    By Pawel Swieboda and Milan Nic There will be two types of anniversaries in Europe this year. The ones related to 1914, will...

  31. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2014

    Guest post: Emerging Europe needs demand stimulus

    By Liviu Voinea, Minister Delegate for Budget, Romania The recent turmoil in some emerging markets sharpens a focus on...

  32. beyondbrics

    January 31, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary needs political and economic change

    By Attila Mesterhazy of the Hungarian Socialist Party At the WEF in Davos, the renowned economist Kenneth Rogoff had...

  33. FT Data

    January 21, 2014

    European football: the retreat of the club trained player

    By Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent Should we praise European football clubs for creating an international...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    January 17, 2014

    Serena Williams at the Australian Open

    Jason Reed/Reuters Serena Williams of the US serves to Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during their women’s singles match at...

  35. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    Ukraine gas imports: calling Slovakia

    Ukraine’s cash-strapped government may have secured short-term relief for its ailing economy by landing a 30 per cent...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    January 13, 2014

    Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open

    David Gray/Reuters Novak Djokovic of Serbia signs autographs after his men’s singles match against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    January 2, 2014

    Serena Williams serves

    Jason Reed/Reuters Serena Williams of the US serves to Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia during their women’s singles match at...

  38. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    Seasonal cheer for central and eastern Europe

    The boys and girls of central and eastern Europe have been pretty good this year and Santa looks like he has some goodies...

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