If half of the governance gap between Central Europe and the G7 countries was closed, income convergence would be brought forward by almost a generation, says EBRD chief economist Beata Javorcik in an interview with bne IntelliNews.
30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall the new EU members haven’t yet caught up with Western Europe — but they are drawing level with the Southern European states that were battered by the international economic crisis.
Report from the Open Society Foundations reveals a “robust spirit of dissent, and a readiness to challenge those in power” as shown by mass anti-corruption protests in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia.
The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the Eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, acc
The first in bne IntelliNews’ series marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall looks at democratic backsliding, persistent corruption and the rise of the far right in Bulgaria.
Labour representatives “repudiate approval” of automaker’s plan to build plant in Turkey while violence in Syria continues.
Support from EIOPA gives fresh hope that Sofia will realise its ambitions of joining the “eurozone waiting room” early next year.
The European Commission’s Economic Sentiment Indicators (ESIs) turned south across Central Europe in October, suggesting the economies of the region will slow down from here as a miasma descends.
Many Bulgarians fear Ivan Geshev, the sole candidate for chief prosecutor, will use his position to go after critics of the establishment.
Czech utility's second attempt to offload its Bulgarian assets is blocked by regulator, which warns deal would cause a "significant deterioration" of market competition.
Bulgaria close to having CVM monitoring lifted, while backtracking in Romania is a “source of concern” despite recent reset in relations.
German auto giant, fearing reputational damage by association following Turkish invasion of Syria, is taking stock of situation.
Ranking of fastest growing CEE tech companies led by Lithuania’s Voltas IT includes 31 new entrants reflecting hyper rapid pace of tech sector development in the region.