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Central, Eastern and Southeast European sovereigns to return to debt markets on large scale in 2020, Raiffeisen says

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 9, 2019

Governments of Central and Southeast Europe have already secured most of the funding they need for this year, but with more obligations maturing in 2020 they are expected to return to the markets on a large scale next year

Rainbow flag flies over CEE, but attitudes to LGBT vary vastly

Ben Aris in Berlin July 4, 2019

North Macedonia held its first ever gay pride march on June 29 with up to 1,000 people attending the event. There were pride marches in nearly all the CEE countries but the experience in each country is vastly different.

Prague rocked by the biggest protests for democracy since 1989 demanding Prime Minister Andrej Babis's resignation

Nelly Tomcikova in Prague June 6, 2019

Wenceslas Square in the heart of Prague, a symbol of the fall of communism in 1989, hosted the biggest protests in the history of independent Czech Republic on June 4, as crowds demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO).

Poland’s feuding political camps celebrate 30 years since the fall of Communism by preaching to their choirs

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw June 5, 2019

The 30th anniversary of the partly free election that marked the end of the 45-year Communist rule in Poland was an overwhelmingly partisan affair.

Southeast Europe’s banking sector gets new investor geography

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 30, 2019

Hungary’s OTP in, Greek banks out, and a new crop of privatisations coming up in Serbia and Slovenia.

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