The lockdown hit the hotel branch of Hungary’s second richest man Lorinc Meszaros' flagship holding company Opus Global, but state contracts in construction more than compensated for the decline.
Central and much of Southeast Europe have seen new COVID-19 cases soar amid autumn second wave.
Tensions within ruling coalition prompted Kaczynski to take up first official government position, which is likely to shift balance within cabinet.
Health minister forced on to back foot as data for day in September shows infection total near 30,000 versus officially stated figure of around 1,500. “Tell our people the truth already,” protests lawmaker.
Gruevski was tried in absentia as he fled to Budapest in 2018 to avoid serving another prison sentence for buying a luxury Mercedes with state funds.
Britain and Canada have imposed targeted personal sanctions on Lukashenko, his eldest son Viktor and six other top officials following the brutal police crackdown on protests after the disputed August 9 presidential election.
Poland recorded 1,326 new coronavirus cases on September 29, the third consecutive day when 1,300 cases were confirmed.
Armenia’s defence ministry issues ominous warning it is deploying weapons capable of “indiscriminate destruction of manpower” in Nagorno-Karabakh in response to claimed use of “large-calibre systems” by Azerbaijan.
In a show of solidarity with the people of Belarus, French President Emmanuel Macron met with Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, leader of the opposition and nominal winner of the disputed August 9 elections.
Belarusian Nobel literature laureate and member of the Coordinating Council Svetlana Alexievich left the country for a month’s medical treatment in Germany, AFP reported on September 28.
Latest scuffle between Hungary and the EU comes as the European Commission prepares to publish its first report assessing the state of democracy and the rule of law in member states.
Armenians claim incident in showdown with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh occurred in its airspace.
Tehran officially neutral in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict but Iranians known to be unhappy at Azerbaijan’s relations with Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Following Belarus' self-appointed President Alexander Lukashenko’s secret inauguration on September 23 international partners are abandoning Minsk as a venue for major sports events and peace talks.
Banking regulator takes another step to put a brake on massive lending that is worsening external imbalances. Rates are not high enough to attract carry-traders so the lira is set to further deteriorate, says one analyst.
The sinking of MS Estonia was the deadliest maritime disaster to have occurred in European waters, killing 852 people from 17 countries.
Fierce and bloody fighting centred on Nagorno-Karabakh enclave continues to rage. Baku denies Ankara has also commandeered Syrian militiamen to fight on its side.
Exit polls and partial results show Save Romania Union and its ally Plus are heading for victory in local elections in several first-tier cities, as they become a major force in Romanian politics.
The violence at the Sunday mass rallies in Belarus went up yet another notch on September 27 when masked OMON officers used stun grenades against protesters, liberally doused the crowd with pepper stray and fired multiple shots into the air.
Poland’s last two coal mines will cease operations in 2049, according to an agreement reached by the country’s powerful mining unions and the right-wing populist government.