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    1. Brussels Blog

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      EU Summit: Renzi vs Barroso over EU's budget letter

      Renzi arrives at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and quickly took issue with Barroso If you read the EU’s budget...

    2. October 9, 2014

      Bratusek withdrawal clears way for new EU commission approval

      Alenka Bratusek, the former Slovenian prime minister personally selected by incoming European Commission president...

    Special Reports

    1. Central and eastern Europe: Automotive and Manufacturing 2013

      Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie...
    2. Understanding Risk

      From poor succession planning to the risk of industrial action, there are many ways in...
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    1. October 8, 2014

      Parliament rejects Bratusek for European Commission job

      The European Parliament overwhelmingly rejected Slovenia’s nominee to the new European Commission on Wednesday night, in a...

    2. beyondbrics

      August 29, 2014

      Croatia’s economy shrinks as CEE feels the chill

      Will there be any end to Croatia’s economic travails? The EU’s newest member state has not seen meaningful growth since 2008...

    3. August 6, 2014

      World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

      The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing...

    4. August 1, 2014

      Wine without frontiers

      Most wine regions bask in the sunlight of settled identity. The loyalty of Bordeaux to the English crown ended more than...

    5. July 13, 2014

      Newcomer emerges top in Slovenia’s election

      A party formed just six weeks ago by a political newcomer emerged top in Slovenia’s early parliamentary elections on Sunday,...

    6. July 11, 2014

      Miro Cerar tops poll ahead of Slovenia election

      A law professor and newcomer to politics may emerge as Slovenia’s prime minister after elections on Sunday, in the latest...

    7. July 9, 2014

      Cash predicted to flow out of Scotland after Yes vote

      British banks face a serious risk of Scottish depositors shifting their money south of the border if there is a Yes vote in...

    8. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2014

      Serbia: not bankrupt, yet

      Vucic spreads his message of doom Could Serbia become the Greece of the Danube and go bankrupt within a year, just as other...

    9. beyondbrics

      June 3, 2014

      Croatian outlook still gloomy as Slovenia brightens

      First quarter GDP figures from Croatia and Slovenia show that the former continues to slide backwards, albeit at a slower...

    10. May 28, 2014

      Facebook requests Brussels review of WhatsApp deal

      Facebook has asked Brussels to review its $19bn acquisition of instant messaging service WhatsApp rather than seek antitrust...

    11. 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...

    12. May 6, 2014

      US trade deficit narrows as eurozone retail sales rise

      An all-round good economic data day on Tuesday as the US trade deficit narrowed, eurozone retail sales increased and the...

    13. May 2, 2014

      Eurozone rating upgrades boost bond rally

      Slovenia on Friday became the latest beneficiary of a European wave of positive rating agency actions that have helped push...

    14. beyondbrics

      April 30, 2014

      In Slovenia, political turmoil adds to uncertainty

      It's goodbye from Bratusek Just as all seemed to be going rather well, Slovenia has been thrown into uncertainty again by a...

    15. April 27, 2014

      Slovenian PM to reveal plans after losing party vote

      LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, April 26 – Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek, who lost a vote for the leadership of her...

    16. April 25, 2014

      Slovenian premier faces leadership challenge amid dissent on cuts

      Slovenia’s government could fall on Friday, prompting early elections, if prime minister Alenka Bratušek loses a challenge...

    17. April 18, 2014

      Slovenia offers property buyers the best of Europe – at a bargain

      In central Europe, one small country is tempting overseas buyers back into the property market. Slovenia, like most of...

    18. beyondbrics

      April 18, 2014

      Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine

      Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas...

    19. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2014

      Slovenia makes record bond issues as CEE grabs the moment

      In the years before the crisis, Slovenia was touted as the Switzerland of eastern Europe, praised for its robust...

    20. beyondbrics

      March 28, 2014

      Guest post: Bratušek dodged bailout but is tepid on reform

      By Sašo Stanovnik of Alta Invest Just one year ago, after public protests and a corruption scandal had brought down...

    21. The World

      March 20, 2014

      Cyprus scores well on economy but poorly on politics

      In Cyprus, there is good news – very good news, actually – and bad news. The good news is that the €10bn emergency...

    22. March 10, 2014

      Survey points to Vucic triumph in Serbia parliamentary elections

      Aleksandar Vucic is expected to lead his conservative Progressive party to victory in Serbia’s parliamentary elections on...

    23. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2014

      Ukraine in crisis: weighing up the damage

      Just as things were starting to look up for many economies in central and eastern Europe, along comes the crisis in Ukraine....

    24. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2014

      Slovenia returns to GDP growth after eight quarterly declines

      Slovenia finished February on a surprise high, with news that the economy in the fourth quarter of 2013 expanded by 2.1 per...

    25. 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...

    26. February 24, 2014

      EM debt investors undeterred by turmoil

      The US debt capital markets have remained wide open to developing nations even as violent anti-government protests raged in...

    27. 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...

    28. January 21, 2014

      Church finances: Holy disorder

      Father Joze Golovsek is praying for a bailout. But if it comes to the worst and the banks seize his church, he can take...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2014

      Guest post: rising stars of the CEE

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank Emerging Europe has led the way so far in 2014 in new eurobond issues, with successful...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 10, 2014

      Slovenia: big bond issue for budget - and bailout?

      Finance Minister Uros Cufer Slovenia is set to join a regional rush to the bond markets as it seeks to borrow €3.5bn,...

    31. January 6, 2014

      Antenna picks up television dealmaker

      Greek broadcaster Antenna Group has appointed a former dealmaker from NBCUniversal to identify opportunities to buy...

    32. December 16, 2013

      Self-help required for central and eastern Europe

      In the early 1990s Václav Havel, the late playwright and dissident turned Czech president, referred to the collapse of...

    33. beyondbrics

      December 14, 2013

      The Weekender, December 14

      The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

    34. beyondbrics

      December 13, 2013

      New York Headlines

      * North Korea’s Kim has uncle executed for treason * UN inspectors indicate chemical weapons were used in Syria * Demand...

    35. beyondbrics

      December 12, 2013

      Slovenia's bank stress tests – in the clear?

      Slovenia is no longer the Switzerland of Eastern Europe – but perhaps not the Cyprus or Ireland, either. Slovenia’s...

    36. December 12, 2013

      Slovenia plans €3bn bank recapitalisation to avert bailout

      Slovenia’s finance minister has laid out his plan to avoid becoming the sixth eurozone country to require an international...

    37. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2013

      Croatia and Slovenia struggling to make headway

      Croatia’s accession to the European Union on July 1 may have been hugely significant for a country putting years of...

    38. The A-List

      December 10, 2013

      The ECB’s reserve currency dilemma

      As economist Robert Triffin explained more than 50 years ago, the development of an international reserve currency requires...

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