Baltic States

M&A deals decline in Central, Southeast and Eastern Europe in 1H19

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow October 9, 2019

Fall in volume and value of deals revealed in CMS/Mergermarket report is in line with decline seen across Europe as economic slowdown, Brexit uncertainty and global trade wars hit sentiment.

Estonian inflation eases to 2.2% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews October 7, 2019

CPI expansion was driven by prices growing 3.2% y/y in the food and non-alcoholic beverages segment, a slowdown against the growth of 4.6% y/y the preceding month.

Estonian police searching for ex-head of local Danske Bank unit

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2019

Police have warned that Aivar Rehe, who headed the branch at the centre of a €200bn money laundering scandal, may be in danger after he disappeared early on September 23.

VIENNEAST COMPASS: Hungary punching above its weight in regional SEE politics

Marcus How of ViennEast September 23, 2019

The incoming president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, took an unexpected decision of nominating Hungarian Laszlo Trocsanyi as commissioner for expansion as Hungary increases its influence in the region

ALACO DISPATCHES: US-European rift over sanctions threatens their effectiveness

Yigal Chazan of Alaco September 23, 2019

Some American measures are raising hackles in Europe, militating against future coordinated action.