Slovak coalition partners demand government changes

bne IntelliNews March 4, 2021

Prime Minister Igor Matovic has come under fire for his erratic style of leadership, which has become particularly evident during the government's poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Czechia considers using Russian vaccine without EMA approval

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2021

Visegrad Four break ranks with the EU again and reach deals to buy unapproved Russian and Chinese vaccines.

Army aircraft brings Russian Sputnik V vaccine to Slovakia

bne IntelliNews March 2, 2021

Slovak procurement is another propaganda coup for the Kremlin and could further destabilise the country's rocky four-party coalition.

Erste Bank net profit halves to €783mn in 2020

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2021

Austrian lender provisions for COVID-19 downturn but says it does not expect a significant increase in hard defaults after the expiration of debt moratoria in the region.

Slovak government under fire as COVID-19 death rate surges to worst in the world

bne IntelliNews February 18, 2021

Opposition calls for cabinet to resign, amid criticism of delays in imposing lockdown and poor communication with public.

Resilient emerging Europe labour markets to bounce back post-crisis

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 17, 2021

Unemployment growth has been modest and a return to tight labour markets is expected as economies recover from the coronacrisis.