Government promises balanced budget by 2015

Slovak government has two goals - to lower deficit under 3 % by 2012 and to achieve balanced budget in 2015.

Slovak parliament approves protectionist law

Slovakia"s parliament approved on 5 November a widely-criticised law which protects so-called strategic companies fro...



EurActiv launches the series of pre-election interviews

In the series of pre-election interviews, EurActiv asked EU experts of the main political parties on what are their p...

No optimism in Czech economy

Unemployment raised to 8.5 percent in August in the Czech Republic, the most in the last three and half year, but slo...

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The impact of crisis on Slovak economic development and job market

Global economic crisis found Slovakia in the first year of the decline of the economic cycle, so it means that Slovak...


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It will hurt

Immediate distrust from financial markets is shocking. Therefore, shock-therapy will be vital for indebted countries.

  • (Source: Respekt)
  • (Author: Luděk Niedermayer)





Hungary’s banks reeling after government tax

Hungarian banks warned that a bank tax put forward by the country´s government would only harm the sector, which has...

Eurostat: Unemployment did not diminish in the EU

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.0% in May 2010, unchanged compared with April. In Hungary,...



Barroso and Tusk for EU unity and against stricter rules to join Eurozone

Discussions how to get out of the economic crisis is important for Poland too as the country plans to join the Eurozo...

Poland is the leader of economic growth in the EU

The GDP in Poland is estimated to reach 2,7 per cent this year. Together with Slovakia it will be higher than the EU...

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GKI prosperity index prgressing for the third month in a row

After the fall since last October, and the stagnation since April, July is the third month in line when conjuncture i...


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Greece and EU 2020 - the exam of maturity of the EU

The European Council will have to insure the EU credibility concerning the future of the common currency, euro.

  • (Source: DemosEuropa)
  • (Author: Paweł Świeboda, Paweł Zerka)