Baltic States

CEE states block EU ambitions to go carbon neutral by 2050

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw June 21, 2019

A group of Eastern European member states said no to a carbon neutrality goal without guarantees that the cost of reducing emissions is offset to lessen the impact of the transition on their economies.

Demographic “tipping point” imminent for CEE labour markets

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 17, 2019

The ‘tipping point’ at which labour demand will become equal to labour supply is just two years away in the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Poland, says a new study from wiiw.

Latvian parliament votes for tough new measures against financial crime

bne IntelliNews June 14, 2019

Law allowing parliament to remove the head of Latvia's financial regulator was passed after a series of scandals that put Riga under pressure to clean up its banking sector.

Latvian industrial production falls in April

bne IntelliNews June 3, 2019

Erratic output figures early in the year appear to be a harbinger of the likely easing of GDP growth in the Baltic state in 2019.

Latvian economic growth confirmed at 3% y/y in Q1

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2019

The reading is in line with forecasts of deceleration in 2019, as investment growth is set to weaken.

"Dirty diesel" cars still on the roads in Central, Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2019

Across the EU just 10mn of the 43mn diesel cars and vans caught in the Dieselgate scandal have been recalled, and recall rates are lowest in the eastern EU members, finds Transport & Environment.

Lithuanians pick new president in continuation vote

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 26, 2019

The new head of state will be picked in a run-off vote between two largely centre-right contenders who are seen as likely to just fine-tune "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite’s legacy, not overturn it.