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    1. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Czech energy group EPH scraps IPO

      Czech energy group EPH has scrapped a planned IPO of its subsidiary that controls Europe’s most important Russian gas...

    2. April 12, 2016

      EPH to list stake in Ukraine gas pipeline

      EPH, the Czech energy group, is planning to float a stake in the Slovakian pipeline business that supplies one-third of...

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    1. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Slovakian leg of Russian gas pipeline heads for IPO

      The Slovakian leg of Russian gas pipelines to Europe will be floated in an IPO by its Czech owners, after energy group...

    2. March 16, 2016

      Robert Fico secures deal to form Slovakia government

      Slovak prime minister Robert Fico will continue to lead the country after brokering a new power-sharing agreement on...

    3. March 7, 2016

      Neo-Nazi party makes an electoral breakthrough in Slovakia

      Marian Kotleba refers to Roma as “gypsy parasites”, reveres a Nazi war criminal as a “national hero” and has advocated...

    4. March 6, 2016

      Election leaves Slovak government in disarray

      Slovakia has been plunged into political uncertainty after prime minister Robert Fico’s ruling party suffered a sharp...

    5. March 5, 2016

      Slovakia voters abandon ruling party, early polls suggest

      Slovakia’s ruling party suffered a sharp drop in support in Saturday’s general election, early exit polls suggested, as...

    6. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Greece lashes out at Slovak PM in spat over migrants

      Greece has questioned Slovak prime minister Robert Fico’s ability to head his country’s turn at the EU’s rotating...

    7. March 3, 2016

      Slovakia election: PM uses migrant fears to boost poll support

      The bleak, communist-era tower blocks of Bratislava’s sprawling Petržalka housing estate fence off the Slovak capital’s...

    8. February 25, 2016

      Brexit: Fraying union

      Every week, the Danish People’s party, a rightwing populist movement that last year vaulted to second place in the...

    9. February 16, 2016

      Tusk warns of ‘extra mile to walk’ for agreement on Brexit plan

      European Council President Donald Tusk has warned there is “an extra mile to walk” to reach agreement over the UK’s...

    10. Fast FT

      February 16, 2016

      EU's Tusk: 'extra mile' to walk on UK deal

      European Council President Donald Tusk has warned there is “an extra mile to walk” to reach an agreement over the UK’s...

    11. February 15, 2016

      Central Europe states keep migrant heat on Athens

      Central European countries have deferred to March plans to demand that the border between Greece and the rest of EU be...

    12. February 15, 2016

      Child benefit a rock in the road to Cameron’s EU deal

      David Cameron’s EU deal is in danger of coming unstuck over cross-border child benefit, with eastern European states...

    13. 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...

    14. Brussels Blog

      February 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and The Wall

      This is Monday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    15. February 14, 2016

      Russian trade hit by sanctions and commodity crisis

      Russia’s trade with the EU’s eastern states fell by almost a third in 2015, as sanctions over Crimea and the economic...

    16. January 28, 2016

      Hard-headed humanity can save Angela Merkel

      Angela Merkel wants to save Europe. She must first save herself. The German chancellor’s lodestar is unity within the...

    17. January 19, 2016

      Only Germany can tame east-west tensions in Europe

      Even on its own, the refugee and migrant crisis is stirring such discord among governments as to threaten EU unity....

    18. December 18, 2015

      EU border guard proposal wins wide support

      When Hungary’s bombastic prime minister Viktor Orban suggested in September that other countries should protect...

    19. December 16, 2015

      Orban basks in EU’s migrant struggle

      Not so long ago, Hungary’s railway stations and refugee camps overflowed with thousands of people trapped on the...

    20. December 11, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover parks new factory in Slovakia

      Jaguar Land Rover has reached an agreement to set up shop in Nitra, the Slovakian home of the flying car. The UK-based...

    21. December 11, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover plans £1bn Slovakian factory

      Jaguar Land Rover has reached an agreement to set up shop in Nitra, the Slovakian home of the flying car. The UK-based...

    22. Brussels Blog

      December 10, 2015

      Does Jonathan Hill hate car hire companies?

      Since he took office a year ago as the EU’s financial services commissioner, Jonathan Hill has become renowned for his...

    23. 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...

    24. November 17, 2015

      How Slovakia overtook Poland in Jaguar Land Rover factory race

      In late July 2015, on a visit to the city of Wroclaw, near Poland’s south-western border, Janusz Piechocinski, then the...

    25. November 15, 2015

      Paris attacks spur fresh calls for new EU border controls

      Europe’s already charged debate over the influx of Middle East refugees was given fresh fuel by the attacks on Paris,...

    26. 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...

    27. September 30, 2015

      Volkswagen emissions scandal exposes EU regulatory failures

      The Volkswagen scandal has exposed failures by the European Commission and several of the EU’s national regulators to...

    28. 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...

    29. September 27, 2015

      Refugee crisis frays ties between Berlin and east EU

      For years, Germany could rely on the EU’s central European states and they on Germany. But that mutual trust is being...

    30. September 24, 2015

      Europe’s shadow economy costs €454bn in ‘lost’ taxes

      When Greece pushed up consumption taxes this summer in a bid to raise government revenues, struggling restaurant owners...

    31. September 23, 2015

      Eastern EU states fight migrant ‘diktat’

      Hungary’s prime minister accused Germany of “moral imperialism” as anger surged throughout eastern Europe a day after a...

    32. September 18, 2015

      Army on alert as almost 9,000 migrants surge into Croatia

      Croatia put its military on alert after almost 9,000 migrants surged into the country after being shut out of Hungary,...

    33. September 15, 2015

      JLR aims to turbo charge Jaguar’s sales

      Jaguar’s new sport utility vehicle defied gravity this week, setting a world record for the largest loop-the-loop...

    34. September 15, 2015

      Hungary chokes off flow of migrants into EU

      For weeks it was an unofficial gateway to Europe for thousands of migrants, a single rail track running rough the...

    35. September 11, 2015

      Rightwing critics attack Merkel over asylum-seekers in Germany

      German chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country has come under...

    36. September 8, 2015

      Migrant crisis adds to Europe’s anxiety about Islam

      Among Britain’s best-loved sportsmen of the 1970s was a mild-mannered heavyweight boxer named Joe Bugner. Born Jozsef...

    37. August 28, 2015

      Twin tragedies pile pressure on EU politicians in migrant crisis

      Pressure grew on European politicians to tackle a dire migrant crisis on Friday as the number of decomposing bodies...

    38. August 21, 2015

      Poland favours Christian refugees from Syria

      What Adnan Saad remembers from his home in Damascus are bombings in his neighbourhood and constant fear for his...

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