Demographic “tipping point” imminent for CEE labour markets

bne IntelliNews 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.

Zuzana Caputova sworn in as Slovakia's first female president

Nelly Tomcikova in Prague June 17, 2019

“I did not come to reign, but serve people,” says the lawyer and environmental activist known as the “Erin Brockovich of Slovakia”, who came out of left field to win the recent presidential election.

Slovakia´s inflation up again to 2.7% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews June 17, 2019

Slovakia´s consumer prices rose again, up 2.7% year-on-year in May and by 0.4 percentage points (pp) month-on-month, ahead of the consensus forecast of 2.6%

Slovakian journalist's murder allegedly ordered by Russian citizen

bne IntelliNews June 9, 2019

Former solider Miroslav Marcek, the primary suspect in the murders of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova, claims the hit was ordered by a Russian citizen.

"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.

Slovak economic sentiment down to 95.1 m/m in May

bne IntelliNews May 30, 2019

Slovakia’s economic sentiment indicator (ESI) three-month moving average dropped by 1.9 points to 95.1 month-on-month in May 2019, mostly due to a decrease in confidence in services, construction and partly in confidence in trade, the Slovak Statisti

Voters prepare to punish their ruling parties in European Parliament elections

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2019

Following domestic political scandals in several Central and Southeast European member states, many voters just want to give their ruling parties a kicking in this week's EU-wide vote.

Budgetary responsibility council's forecast for Slovakia's GDP growth at 3.7% in 2Q19

bne IntelliNews May 21, 2019

Slovakia's economy will increase by 3.7% of GDP in 2Q19 and by 3.8% of GDP in 2019, according to May short-term economic forecast, published by the Budgetary Responsibility Council in its forecast from May 20, drawing attention to growth risks, inclu