Slovakia rises four places to 56th under new government, while Czechia remains stuck on 49th after Babis government's 'unfulfilled promises'.
President adds statement to DCA to reassure MPs but opposition still demands referral to Constitutional Court.
Slovakia's poor vaccine performance is being blamed on the government's unclear policy direction, but the opposition has also played its part.
Unemployment was up 0.12pp m/m but down 0.81pp y/y.
The DCA would allow the US airforce to use two Slovak military airports and potentially other facilities without a request of rental payment for a period of 10 years.
Central Europe faces a critical year, with a key election in Hungary in April, while rumbling political instability in Poland and Slovakia could lead to early elections.
Month-on-month, consumer prices increased by 0.2%.
New CEO Ladislav Bartonicek is reported to be selling Home Credit Russia as part of the investment group's shift to more mature markets.
Following two months of decline, #Slovakia's industrial production went up again, by 4.3% year-on-year in November.
Commission says there is a role for natural gas and nuclear as a means to facilitate the transition towards a predominantly renewable-based future.
Western European banks have made double-digit increases in the growth of their credit exposures to the CE/SEE region in the past 12-18 months.
Slovakia´s inflation reached 5.6% in November, with core inflation standing at 6% and net inflation at 6.4%,
Car production fell by 20% y/y with the ongoing semiconductor crisis, although the rate of decrease slowed down slightly for the third consecutive month.
US president reassures Bucharest Nine of commitment after talks with President Putin stoke fears.
In 3Q21, the performance of the Slovak economy approached the pre-pandemic level, however, it still lacked 0.7% to reach 2019 figures.
The EU is planning a ban on travel from southern African countries after a new and highly infectious variant of the coronavirus virus was confirmed in Botswana and South Africa.
Slovakia has recorded the world´s fastest rise in positive cases.
The region’s underfunded health systems are struggling to cope with the impact of the fourth wave of the coronavirus on the large numbers of their citizens who are still unvaccinated.
Jobless figures fall by 0.3 percentage points month-on-month.
Unvaccinated individuals will be allowed to enter only essential shops and will have to be tested for COVID-19 twice per week to enter their workplaces.