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      The Visegrad four: Brussels’ eastern critics

      In Baile Tusnad, a spa town in the Transylvania mountains, thousands of young Hungarians gathered in the late July...

    2. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Greece lumbers at bottom of Europe's jobs recovery

      The eurozone’s jobs recovery has been motoring along nicely but the latest breakdown of the bloc’s labour market shows...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Merkel says Brexit could be a 'breaking point' for EU

      Angela Merkel has warned that Brexit is a possible “breaking point” for the EU, ahead of a critical summit to discuss...

    2. August 24, 2016

      Pessimists hold the key to Europe’s future

      In an old Polish joke, a Frenchman and a Russian are travelling in opposite directions on the Moscow to Paris express...

    3. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Merkel readies for European Brexit tour

      German chancellor Angela Merkel will embark on one of her most intensive rounds of EU diplomacy next week with a...

    4. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Eurozone inflation hits 0.2% in July.

      Inflation in the eurozone has been confirmed at 0.2 per cent for July, an eight-month high, on the back of rising...

    5. August 16, 2016

      Slovakia forecasts reaching first budget surplus in 2019

      Slovakia has forecast its first budget surplus in 2019, as the small eurozone country continues to outperform many of...

    6. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Visegrad urge post-Brexit EU reform

      Central Europe has warned of widespread disillusion with the EU project following the Brexit vote, calling on Brussels...

    7. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Estonia to assume EU presidency after UK quits

      Estonia will take over Britain’s vacated turn at the helm of the EU’s rotating presidency after Theresa May announced...

    8. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Brexit could deal blow to Slovakian growth

      Brexit will shave 0.1-0.2 percentage points off Slovakia’s economic growth this year, and up to 0.3 percentage points...

    9. FT Data

      July 10, 2016

      English football must stop outsourcing creativity if the national team is to succeed

      Follow John Burn-Murdoch Two weeks on from a painful split with Europe, there remains a bitter salience to the topic of...

    10. July 10, 2016

      Slovakia backs call for fast action on post-Brexit citizen rights

      Slovakia has echoed a British call for a swift agreement on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and British...

    11. July 6, 2016

      I am young and I voted Leave — and there are no regrets

      I should not have voted for Brexit. As a twentysomething London-dwelling grandchild of immigrants, polling and...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      July 5, 2016

      Leader of the pack

      AP Photo/Peter Dejong Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, (far left), rides in the...

    13. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Juncker: no time to lose on UK exit talks

      Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has warned there is “no time to lose”, urging the UK to...

    14. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Gazprom strikes gas deal with Slovakia

      Gazprom will send some of the gas from its controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline through Slovakia, the Russian...

    15. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Slovakia: no sweetheart deal for UK after Brexit

      Slovakia’s foreign minister says he will support “any measure that would help reverse the decision of the British...

    16. June 28, 2016

      Czech PM raises concerns over racist abuse incidents in UK

      The Czech prime minister has expressed alarm at the upsurge in racist abuse of eastern European people following last...

    17. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      No 'automatic' Swiss deal for the UK - France

      Britain has no guarantee of securing a Swiss-style arrangement that gives access to the single market with limits on...

    18. June 26, 2016

      Eastern Europe ready to play hardball over Brexit

      Britain will face a determined and defensive eastern Europe in negotiations to exit the EU, as countries such as Poland...

    19. June 20, 2016

      England fail to shine in goalless draw as Wales steal limelight

      England’s coach Roy Hodgson will probably regret making such radical changes to his line-up against Slovakia. The 0-0...

    20. June 16, 2016

      Euro 2016: England ride luck to put one foot into next round

      So much of football is luck. Whereas England outplayed Russia on Saturday and were unlucky to concede a last-minute...

    21. 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...

    22. Brussels Blog

      June 15, 2016

      Banking schisms laid bare: leaked EU document

      Nearly six months after knuckling down to work on the next stage of overhauling EU bank rules, finance ministers will...

    23. June 12, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: England's decade of disappointment continues

      Round up Why wait for the quarter-finals to get your dose of disappointment? England completely outplayed Russia but...

    24. The World

      June 10, 2016

      Is 'illiberal democracy' spreading to Croatia?

      Even before the 1991-95 war of independence which liberated them from the old Yugoslavia, the people of Croatia...

    25. June 8, 2016

      Viktor Orban of Hungary lashes out at ‘western elites’ running EU

      Viktor Orban has lashed out at the EU for having no democratic legitimacy, saying the bloc was run by “western elites”,...

    26. June 7, 2016

      How a wheelchair led to fast cars, aeroplanes and the Hyperloop

      When Patrick Hessel was a teenager he remembers standing on the corner of the street in New York behind a man in a...

    27. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      Where migrants integrate in the EU: a chart

      Slovenia was the European Union’s most accessible labour market for non-EU migrants in 2015. That slightly surprising...

    28. 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...

    29. Brussels Blog

      May 23, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Austria's right turn?

      Welcome to Monday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    30. 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...

    31. May 6, 2016

      Doubts raised over Poland’s success story

      Poland is widely seen as one of Europe’s rare economic success stories in recent years, the only EU state to avoid a...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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