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    1. FT Photo Diary

      July 22, 2015

      Pack mentality

      Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, rides in the pack during the 17th stage of the Tour...

    2. July 17, 2015

      Germany should remember how it helped cure eastern Europe’s depression

      In 1998, a wily long-distance runner named Mikulas Dzurinda took power in Slovakia, after bravely defeating the...

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    1. Investing in Central & Eastern Europe

      Tech-savvy talent from Poland to Romania, Estonia to Czech republic and Slovakia to Hu...
    2. The Connected Europe

      While eastern and western Europe are in many ways more interconnected than ever, there...
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    1. July 10, 2015

      Amicable split with Greece is not the worst fate for eurozone

      We Europeans have always loved to talk, often for years on end. It allows us to deliberate over difficult dilemmas,...

    2. Brussels Blog

      June 24, 2015

      The long path to a migration summit deal

      Brussels may be obsessed with the prospect of Grexit, and much of the focus of the two-day EU summit that starts on...

    3. June 10, 2015

      Eastern Europe enjoys oil-fuelled recovery

      Sandwiched between a stuttering eurozone and a recession-ridden Russia and Ukraine, and with the troubled Turkey and...

    4. June 3, 2015

      Russia rewrites history of the Prague Spring

      According to an old Soviet joke, which alluded to the Communist party’s habit of rewriting history for ideological...

    5. May 22, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover nears decision on new eastern Europe plant

      Jaguar Land Rover is finalising plans for a new factory in eastern Europe as the British carmaker revs up to challenge...

    6. May 21, 2015

      Raiffeisen and Erste: battling

      For years they were Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee. Raiffeisen and Erste, two Austrian banks with big operations in...

    7. FT Data

      May 15, 2015

      Commodity suppliers hit by slowdown in Chinese imports

      The growth in Chinese import has been slowing since the start of 2011 and actually contracted in the first months of...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron will put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address...

    9. May 4, 2015

      Qoros steers away from Europe as it shifts focus to China

      From Fisker to Coda, the car industry is littered with failed start-ups. Qoros is hoping to avoid the same fate. The...

    10. April 29, 2015

      Brussels takes a tougher line on Roma discrimination

      When Christian Mikova, a 10-year-old Czech Romani, was taken to a psychiatrist and told he had mental disabilities, his...

    11. April 21, 2015

      Tate & Lyle wields axe to bolster profits

      Tate & Lyle is to withdraw from European bulk ingredients and take an axe to its sucralose operations in a...

    12. April 8, 2015

      Slovak Telekom set for flotation as Deutsche Telekom talks end

      Slovak Telekom is heading for a public flotation after the government decided to sell its 49 per cent shareholding in...

    13. March 19, 2015

      Russia sows discord in central Europe

      “Viktor, we are friends,” Polish prime minister Ewa Kopacz told her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán during his visit...

    14. March 18, 2015

      Member states balk at EU plan to vet Gazprom contracts

      A plan to give Brussels oversight over how Europe buys its gas from Gazprom, Russia’s export monopoly, is set to meet...

    15. February 19, 2015

      Slovakia rules out further financial aid for Greece

      Slovakia’s prime minister has vowed to oppose Athens’ push to ease the terms of its bailout, and warned that Bratislava...

    16. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Euro area divergence more about regions than countries

      Take a good long look at this map: It shows average disposable incomes per person by NUTS2 region as of 2011, the...

    17. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Activists trust to apathy as Slovakia faces vote to ban gay marriage

      Slovakia is set to vote for proposals to ban gay marriage and same-sex couple adoption on Saturday, but the country’s...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      January 28, 2015

      Serena Williams wins

      Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia to win their women’s singles...

    19. January 11, 2015

      Enel in push to sell Eastern Europe assets

      Enel is pressing ahead with plans to sell assets in Slovakia and Romania despite a recent delay, in an effort to...

    20. December 29, 2014

      BAE turns its fire on tax evasion

      With its Eurofighter jets and Bradley tanks, BAE Systems has a long history of protecting countries from military...

    21. December 8, 2014

      EU’s eastern members plot joint raid on €315bn Juncker fund

      Central European countries are planning to combine forces to target the EU’s proposed new €315bn investment fund to...

    22. beyondbrics

      November 18, 2014

      Kiev and Brussels warm to each other as Putin cold-shouldered in Brisbane

      Leaders from Kiev and Brussels were busy this weekend warming up their energy ties as Vladimir Putin bailed out early...

    23. November 13, 2014

      Russian aggression revives sanctions support in eastern Europe

      Mounting evidence of a Russian military intervention in war-torn Ukraine is stiffening the spines of some eastern...

    24. November 11, 2014

      Young rebels upset politics in central and eastern Europe

      Kacper Poblocki began his political journey five years ago protecting public parks in the Polish city of Poznan from...

    25. October 19, 2014

      Eastern Europe attacks planned EU emissions curbs

      The EU’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 has come under heavy assault as an increasing number of eastern...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      October 3, 2014

      Waiting for the game to begin

      Jason Lee/Reuters A costumed mascot waits for the men’s quarter-final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Martin...

    27. October 1, 2014

      CEE countries: From industrial dinosaurs to world-class growth rates

      At the sprawling Fiat plant in Kragujevac, southeast of Belgrade, eastern Europe’s old economy meets the new. The site...

    28. October 1, 2014

      Bureaucracy remains source of frustration for new businesses

      Mieczyslaw Wilczek died only this year, but in the view of many Polish entrepreneurs, his dream died long ago, when...

    29. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      Guest post: central Europe should help entice eastern Europe into the EU

      By Jan Cienski of demosEuropa A decade ago, Europe bound together the two halves of the continent, torn apart by war...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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