Press mood stories for Central And Eastern Europe

Apr 20, 2018 06:59GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
NBR proposes interest rates on loans to be capped at average market interest rate, not benchmark interest rate (Ziarul Financiar)
The EUR 1.2bn services surplus ‘saves’ goods deficit amounting to EUR 1.6bn in two months (Ziarul Financiar)
Lending boom ten years ago is now being paid (Ziarul Financiar)
Most dynamic sectors in early 2018: One third of new jobs are in manufacturing (Ziarul Financiar)
Why and how thousands of laws pass in parliament without being discussed (Adevarul)
Competition head makes announcement. What will happen to the price of energy (Gandul)
Protests in entire health system. Employees complain about capping bonuses (Gandul)
Court confirms existence of incorrect practices in Raiffeisenbank (Bursa)
Competition council recommends lowering electricity tariffs (Bursa)
BRD shareholders approved dividends of over RON 1bn (Bursa)
Apr 20, 2018 06:44GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Relations between Croatia and Serbia are hostage of one exhibitionist [Serbian nationalist Seselj who recently abused Croatian flag] (Vecernji List)
Decision about [Agrokor owner] Todoric’s extradition postponed (Vecernji List)
[INA new CEO] We have expressed interest for cooperation in Petrokemija (Poslovni Dnevnik)
For LNG project, May 28 is crucial due to announcement of demand for lease (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Contracts worth EUR 37.6mn signed for development of projects in Rijeka port (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Wage growth in Croatia is three times slower than productivity growth: Unfair and harmful (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Energy minister] Coric on Sisak refinery: refining business must remain, unilateral moves are not acceptable for us (Jutarnji List)
Hungarian manager whom MOL appointed as INA CEO announced plans: We will close Sisak refinery, will invest in Rijeka (Jutarnji List)
[Rijeka mayor] Obersnel announced realisation of projects worth EUR 700mn (Jutarnji List)
Strategy for tourism development: We should know how to manage tourism (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Parliament Speaker] Jandrokovic did exactly what Seselj wanted [interrupted visit to Serbia] (Novi List)
[HNS leader] Vrdoljak indicted for threats directed to Croatian board member of nuke Krsko (Novi List)
Apr 20, 2018 06:41GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
President Erdogan instructs AKP MPs to work hard in field for elections (Sabah)
Foreigners vote for political stability [Borsa Istanbul recovers after early election announcement] (Sabah)
Coup-plotter soldiers sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment (Sabah)
CHP may not run with [party leader] Kilicdaroglu in presidential polls – opinion (Hurriyet)
Decisions on mega projects likely to be delayed till elections (Hurriyet)
Good Party chair Aksener claims party entitled to enter parliamentary elections (Hurriyet)
Election period to begin with parliament’s approval of early election motion [expectedly today] (Milliyet)
[Latest poll shows] Erdogan’s public rating at 55.6% – AKP spokesperson Unal (Milliyet)
Leaders’ tough choice [Party leaders running in presidential elections not to be able to be MP candidate] (Vatan)
Early election decision is market-friendly – Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan (Vatan)
Time running out for opposition to form election alliances (Vatan)
Apr 20, 2018 06:27GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Government plans to spend] BGN 8bn for infrastructure, BGN 6bn for regions (Capital Daily)
2018 starts weakly in terms of foreign investments (Sega)
Flights from 20 new destinations to be launched to [seaside cities] Varna and Burgas this summer (24 Chasa)
[Economy Minister] Karanikolov: Business climate in country improves (Trud)
Consulting council for national security decides to plan more money for army [in 2019-2021] after five-hour meeting (Monitor)
Apr 20, 2018 06:16GMT, Bosnia-Herzegovina, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Tobacco sowing in RS increased by 14% y/y (Nezavisne Novine)
More than 100 companies from BiH are interested in business cooperation with German companies (Nezavisne Novine)
Entire management of Elektroprivreda RS allegedly resigned (Nezavisne Novine)
RS President Dodik: US sanctions did not harm RS (Glas Srpske)
Apr 20, 2018 06:04GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Budapest is increasingly sought after by foreign travellers (Magyar Idok)
MKB closed last year with outstanding pre-tax results (Magyar Idok)
Vocational training is key to future and prosperity of Hungarians (Magyar Idok)
George Soros’s Open Society foundations close office in Budapest (Magyar Idok)
EU funds to boost Hungarian economy (Vilaggazdasag)
Bosch to complete new factory hall at end-summer (Vilaggazdasag)
Better than expected results on personal computers market (Vilaggazdasag)
Black employment increases (Vilaggazdasag)
[LMP leader] Bernadett Szel: I will not run away, I am not afraid of Orban (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
There will be demonstration on Saturday [Apr 21] against end of free press (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
New list comes out: Here are 100 most influential people in the world, Orban nowhere on it (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Apr 20, 2018 06:03GMT, Serbia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
President Vucic meets with EU's Mogherini: Talks about negotiating chapters, concern about Kosovo (Politika)
All 167 local committees of SNS to be checked, some officials to be expelled (Politika)
Most Serbs want Kosovo to remain part of Serbia but are not ready for personal sacrifices – poll (Politika)
RTB's exports rise by a third in Q1 (Politika)
PM Brnabic: EUR 65mn to be invested in IT sector in next three years (Vecernje Novosti)
President Vucic is certain that Kosovo Albanians will not establish Association of Serb municipalities (Vecernje Novosti)
Irena Vujovic and Goran Vesic are in race for Belgrade mayor (Blic)
Apr 20, 2018 04:10GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
India prepares to sign delayed arms contracts with Russsia (Vedomosti)
Sanctions may halt monetary easing [higher risk premium may increase equilibrium rate] (Vedomosti)
Government discusses nationalization of Rusal as one of possibilities (Vedomosti)
CBR assessed effect of new US sanctions on Russian economy (Kommersant)
Parties are waiting for start of mayor election campaign in Moscow (Kommersant)
Russia complains before WTO about US tariffs (Kommersant)
Problems of Rusal raise global price of aluminum (Kommersant)
Apr 20, 2018 00:48GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
EU's conditions for PL: Gersdorf stays, other judges too (Gazeta Wyborcza)
March brings clear but short-lived economic slowdown (Rzeczpospolita)
Industrial disappointment (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Families of those with disabilities to continue protest in Sejm (Rzeczpospolita)
Protesting families waiting for Kaczynski (Gazeta Wyborcza)
EU budget to still be based on subsidies [which is more beneficial for PL] (Rzeczpospolita)
Israel waits for Tribunal verdict regarding IPN Act (Rzeczpospolita)
PiS ready to cave into uniformed personnel [who threaten to strike] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
MPs could lose right to pension bonuses (Rzeczpospolita)
Gowin: I didn't give to my party (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Tribute to heroes of Warsaw ghetto (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Neo-fascists convening near Polish border (Gazeta Wyborcza)
GetBack bonds scare investors (Rzeczpospolita)
Record high sick leave spending in 2017 [Poles sick for 229mn days, up 29mn y/y] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Millennials' revolution [big spending, big debt] (Rzeczpospolita)
Millennials are changing the economy (Rzeczpospolita)
Apr 19, 2018 06:59GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
How they outpaced us: Transitional countries had reformers, Croatia did not (Vecernji List)
[Agrokor crisis manager] Perusko: Fear of losing jobs is unfounded (Vecernji List)
[Parliament speaker] Jandrokovic interrupted visit in Serbia: We can not accept [nationslist Serb politician] Seselj act (Vecernji List)
Loans for dairy farms with only 0.1% interest rate (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Gasfin is waiting for government’s response for Omisalj [LNG terminal] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
After summer of 2019, paper goes to history [e-cards in public procurement] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
At the end of Q2, new debt (Poslovni Dnevnik)
All scenarios for reconstruction of the Plenkovic government (Jutarnji List)
State attorney Cvitan about his successor: Jelenic is an absolute professional, knows the system, the people, the problems (Jutarnji List)
Croatian chamber of commerce opens office in Belgrade despite Seselj incident (Jutarnji List)
Apr 19, 2018 06:36GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
To ballot box at full speed [President Erdogan announces early elections on Jun 24] (Vatan)
Around 3,000 FETO members to be dismissed from army – Defence Minister Canikli (Vatan)
Market tension eases with early election announcement (Vatan)
Turkish jets reportedly warn helicopter carrying [Greek PM] Tsipras to leave Turkish airspace (Vatan)
CHP ready and to win snap elections – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Vatan)
Elections to clear way for Turkey [Local, external challenges deem snap polls necessary – Erdogan] (Sabah)
Early election decision knocks bottom out of opposition – opinion (Sabah)
[Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline] TANAP to start delivering gas in June (Sabah)
EU Minister Celik criticises EC progress report harshly (Sabah)
Unfair to hold elections under state of emergency – CHP spokesperson Tezcan (Hurriyet)
[Good Party chair] Aksener says to run in presidential elections (Hurriyet)
Need for switch to new system [of government] becomes urgent – Erdogan (Hurriyet)
Not early but raid-like election [Felicity Party chair Karamollaoglu criticises government over election date] (Hurriyet)
Businesses to backdate investment plans as election uncertainty disappears (Star)
[Clothing retailer] DeFacto prepares for IPO [in May] (Star)
Parliament to vote on early election motion over weekend (Milliyet)
Apr 19, 2018 06:28GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Senate approves again setup of sovereign investments fund (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania has highest inflation rate in EU in March (Ziarul Financiar)
Number of employees increases by 190,000 persons in 2017 (Ziarul Financiar)
CFA analysts warn: Damaging private pensions Pillar II would be catastrophic for local capital market (Ziarul Financiar)
[Ruling] PSD prepares massive mutilation of criminal code (Adevarul)
CCR debates today second appeal on justice law changes (Adevarul)
[President] Iohannis: PSD increases wages until they fall; now wants to nationalise private pensions Pillar II (Adevarul)
[Anti-graft chief] Kovesi is investigated again by judicial inspection (Gandul)
PSD does not give up controversial modifications of criminal code (Gandul)
NBR is willing to discuss methodology of interest rates capping (Bursa)
Exxon and Petrom want to discuss offshore law with political parties (Bursa)
[FinMin] Teodorovici does not exclude scenario of investing public pension funds (Romania Libera)
[Energy regulator] ANRE: Romania must decide fast on Black Sea gas (Romania Libera)
Inflation effect: Companies are afraid of investing (Romania Libera)
Huge step for Romania’s economy: United Arab Emirates becomes strategic partner in East (Evenimentul Zilei)
[Labour Minister] Olguta Vasilescu sticks to unitary wage bill (Evenimentul Zilei)
Apr 19, 2018 06:18GMT, Bosnia-Herzegovina, CEEMARKETWATCH.
30 migrants enter BiH every day (Dnevni Avaz)
172,560 BiH citizens live and work in Germany (Dnevni Avaz)
BiH MPs warn that Intelligence-Security Agency works without supervision (Nezavisne Novine)
Kosovo delays introduction of customs duties on imports of milk and dairy products from BiH (Nezavisne Novine)
BiH foreign trade ministry hired 28 employees despite ban on new employment (Glas Srpske)
Apr 19, 2018 06:16GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Long-term programmes are needed [for construction development] (Magyar Idok)
There is still question as to whether there will be joint MSZP-Dialogue faction (Magyar Idok)
Management crisis could erupt in Jobbik (Magyar Idok)
Pharmaceutical industry calls for new strategy (Vilaggazdasag)
Manufacturing is more and more concentrated [fewer companies employ more people] (Vilaggazdasag)
Strong economic performance is main reason for Fidesz’ election success (Vilaggazdasag)
[Political analyst] Gabor Filippov: Fidesz simply know voters better (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Central bank wants more borrowing from people (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Number of applicants for universities drops dramatically last year (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Apr 19, 2018 06:00GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Approximately 85% of companies [in Bulgaria] expect higher revenues in 2018 [according to Deloitte survey] (Capital Daily)
UniCredit: Bulgarian economy is among best examples in region (Capital Daily)
District heating price to be increased again in July (Sega)
[Bulgarian petrol and gas association chair] Valentin Zlatev: No fuel price increase is expected (24 Chasa)
Sales of new cars [in Bulgaria] rise by 26% [in Jan-Mar] (Trud)
German tourists in Bulgaria rise by 5.3% [in 2017] (Monitor)
Incomes grow, inflation eats them away (Standart)
Apr 19, 2018 05:55GMT, Serbia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
SRS leader Seselj angers Croats [by trampling Croatian flag and cursing visiting parliamentary delegation from Zagreb], inflicts damage on Belgrade (Politika)
President Vucic condemns incident with Seselj, deplores decision of Croatian delegation to return to Zagreb (Politika)
Foreign Minister Dacic: Association of Serb majority municipalities will not be formed by Apr 20 (Danas)
PM Brnabic: There are no indications that Etihad will leave Air Serbia (Danas)
President Vucic: We condemn Seselj's act
Seselj becomes wild in parliament, embarrasses Serbia (Blic)
Four German companies to create 4,000 jobs (Blic)
Apr 19, 2018 03:46GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Bill to help companies liquidate business and return money to shareholders (Vedomosti)
PM Medvedev approves creation of agency to deal with effects of sanctions (Vedomosti)
Russia will not restrict deliveries of titanium for Boeing (Vedomosti)
State may buy aluminum from Rusal (Vedomosti)
Business wants government to establish agency on response to sanctions (Kommersant)
Q1 did not bring significant improvement in domestic demand (Kommersant)
Households remain indifferent to ruble depreciation [unlike in 2014] (Kommersant)
Blocking Telegram proves physically impossible (Kommersant)
Apr 19, 2018 01:53GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
PiS leader Kaczynski gets pension severance pay [worth perhaps PLN 38,000] (Rzeczpospolita)
Visas harm US [US said working on getting rid of visas for Poles] (Rzeczpospolita)
Disappearing visas from America [if it does happen, big boost for PiS] (Rzeczpospolita)
Gowin gives to his own [report of public money going to party allied to Gowin] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
New govt ministers pass their exams (Rzeczpospolita)
Cost of staying outside eurozone will rise (Rzeczpospolita)
CBA targets judges (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Disabled Poles' families protest in Sejm (Gazeta Wyborcza)
PO boss Schetyna: I count on Tusk's return (Rzeczpospolita)
Average salary is PLN 4,890, that's not the end of wage rises (Gazeta Wyborcza)
We want more new cars (Rzeczpospolita)
Transactions, donations that hinder tax office can be annulled by court (Rzeczpospolita)
It's not hard to buy land in the countryside (Rzeczpospolita)
JSW miners also want pay hikes (Rzeczpospolita)
Military doesn't want transsexuals (Rzeczpospolita)
Apr 18, 2018 06:44GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Croatia responded to lawsuit: Arbitration did not come into power (Vecernji List)
On Monday, signing a contract with the Chinese for construction of Peljesac Bridge (Vecernji List)
[Russia’s envoy to Croatia] Azimov: Sberbank and VTB just want Agrokor’s stability (Vecernji List)
Agrokor united the region [ministers from region agree to take action in right direction] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Fuel price has increased significantly, approaches HRK 10 (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Kuna strengthened again against most important currencies (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Well-known Croatian businessman is moving his business to Germany: It’s not about money (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Commission for conflict of interests chief] Next week, we call [FinMin] Maric and [Most leader] Petrov [over Agrokor] (Jutarnji List)
[Foreign minister] Marija Pejcinovic Buric: Croatia has sent a statement to the EC on Slovenia’s arbitration complaints (Jutarnji List)
We found out: [PM] Plenkovic is preparing reconstruction of the government and of the HDZ. Six ministers leave, [HDZ seniors] Stier and Kovac remain without functions in the party (Jutarnji List)
Jandrokovic goes to Belgrade. Will be the first Croatian parliamentary speaker to go on official visit in Serbia (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[SDP deputy leader] Komadina: it is unclear why [state attorney] Danko Cvitan has to go, he apparently saw something he shouldn’t have to (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Danger from [president’s office] Pantovcak; How [president] Grabar-Kitarovic with ‘experts’ almost broke Croatia [preparing expert cabinet in late 2015] (Novi List)
[HNS leader] Vrdoljak: Candidate for chief state attorney is person with long-standing experience in [state attorney’s office] DORH (Novi List)
Apr 18, 2018 06:43GMT, Bosnia-Herzegovina, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Clash between police and veterans, FBiH parliament evacuated (Dnevni Avaz)
Obstructions slowed down BiH's reform path (Dnevni Avaz)
Minimum pension in FBiH to be higher by KM 8.15, guaranteed - by KM 10.87 (Dnevni Avaz)
Prices of pigs in RS increase ahead of May holidays (Nezavisne Novine)
BiH again deceived IMF that it will pass deposit insurance law by end-March (Nezavisne Novine)
Remittances increased by 7.2% y/y to KM 2.51bn in 2017 (Glas Srpske)
EU's Wigemark: BiH did not make any progress in rule of law, public administration and media freedom areas (Oslobodjenje)
Apr 18, 2018 06:41GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Inercom: Deal with CEZ [for CEZ Bulgaria acquisition] advances (Capital Daily)
Mayor of [capital Sofia popular quarter] Mladost Dessislava Ivancheva is arrested for bribe (Capital Daily)
Environment Ministry puts in action plan for construction in Southern Black Sea shore region (Sega)
Dangerous 20% growth of mortgage loans, 411 [properties] are sold per day (24 Chasa)
[Opposition BSP leader] Kornelia Ninova: Snap parliamentary elections to be held by end-2018 (Trud)
[Turkish President] Erdogan thanks [Bulgarian PM] Borissov for summit meeting between EU and Turkey in Varna (Standart)
Apr 18, 2018 06:22GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[MHP leader] Bahceli calls for early elections on Aug 26, 2018 (Milliyet)
[President] Erdogan underlines 2019 as date of elections (Milliyet)
State of emergency to be extended by another three months (Milliyet)
Turkey key actor of peace in region – EU Minister Celik to European leaders (Milliyet)
Day of decision on early or regular elections [Erdogan and Bahceli to meet today] (Star)
Turkish, Iran central banks begin currency swap transactions (Star)
Pentagon [reportedly] plans deployment of Gulf States’ forces [in Syria] if US forces withdrawn (Star)
Erdogan blames CHP for support to terrorists groups (Star)
No comment – Erdogan on Bahceli’s call for snap polls (Vatan)
Borsa Istanbul, lira exchange rate hit by surprising early election call (Vatan)
CHP does not object to early elections (Vatan)
EC releases most critical progress report on Turkey (Hurriyet)
Apr 18, 2018 06:21GMT, Serbia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
French President Macron closes EU doors for Serbia (Vecernje Novosti)
US pushes Kosovo in UN (Vecernje Novosti)
KKR to invest EUR 300mn in Serbia in next five years (Vecernje Novosti)
PM Brnabic: Macron's stance on EU enlargement is not in conflict with Serbia's EU aspiration (Vecernje Novosti)
Macron: First reforms, then EU enlargement (Danas)
Macron is against Balkans in EU (Politika)
President Vucic on Kosovo: We are in talks with the US and the UK (Politika)
Profit of banks in Serbia exceeded RSD 60bn in 2017, the best result in ten years (Politika)
Energy ministry: Serbia has 3.3bn tons of coal reserves (Politika)
Fuel prices increase in past days (Blic)

Apr 18, 2018 06:20GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Strong growth of domestic tourism in Q1 (Magyar Idok)
Co-chairman in Vona’s place [as leaders of nationalist Jobbik] (Magyar Idok)
New direction to come in economic policy (Magyar Idok)
Corporate lending continues to grow dramatically this year (Vilaggazdasag)
IMF expects faster growth of Hungarian economy (Vilaggazdasag)
Automation to improve competitiveness (Vilaggazdasag)
German investors are worried about corruption in Hungary (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Party financing is based on lies and we cannot do anything about it (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Some 16,000 people have announced participation in next anti-government protest, 45,000 are interested – organisers (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Apr 18, 2018 06:19GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Deloitte survey warning signal: Optimism in 2017 transforms in pessimism; only one in three CFOs sees growth (Ziarul Financiar)
Advent investment fund is one step from returning to local market (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania’s EUR 2.5bn exports to UK are at doubt after Brexit (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania is tenth European car producer in 2017 (Ziarul Financiar)
State asks Transgaz to double its proposed dividend (Ziarul Financiar)
Commission’s favourable endorsement on conflict of interests’ law: 10% of wage penalty for maximum 6 months (Adevarul)
Parliament wants two new special commissions (Adevarul)
Finance ministry wants to simplify public procurement laws (Adevarul)
IMF estimates accelerated falls after record economic growth (Gandul)
Govt report on Q1 is full of ‘accomplishments’ to start in Q2 (Gandul)
Competition for investments in Eastern Europe becomes dramatic (Gandul)
NBR’s intervention in money market pushes up govt’s borrowing costs (Bursa)
Prosecutors continue investigation on former finance minister Valdescu (Bursa)
PNL Turcan: Dragnea and Tariceanu want to dismiss [anti-graft chief prosecutor] Kovesi by breaking laws (Romania Libera)
Beer market rises by 2% last year (Romania Libera)
Eurostat in disagreement with Sovereign Fund set-up (Romania Libera)
High-sugar-content beverages may be additionally taxed (Romania Libera)
Justice law changes hidden behind scandal with Kovesi’s dismissal (Evenimentul Zilei)
Apr 18, 2018 04:25GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Rusal will cut sharply exports of aluminium (Vedomosti)
It will be easier for international companies to save on taxes [after court decision] (Vedomosti)
Reduced VAT rate may be scrapped for part of goods (Vedomosti)
Authorities will involve VEB into privatisation (Vedomosti)
Roskosmos and Rosnano to reduce contacts with foreign partners [as part of countersanctions] (Kommersant)
Sberbank shares rise on dividends [but remain below levels before latest sanctions] (Kommersant)
Housing market in Crimea may double (Kommersant)
Producers and sellers fear problems with delivery during World Cup (Kommersant)
Apr 18, 2018 02:40GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Progress in relations with Brussels [ECJ rules against Bialowieza logging, PL to comply] (Rzeczpospolita)
The closing of a front with the EU [logging battle resolved] (Rzeczpospolita)
The end of logging in Bialowieza (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Ziobro stuffs courts with his loyalists (Gazeta Wyborcza)
PiS's Sasin: Govt will return bonuses (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Nationalists: Israel's president breaks IPN law (Gazeta Wyborcza)
PiS govt proposes to scrap media fee from 2019 (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Criminals should be scared [Ziobro wants to toughen law, give judges more room in sentencing] (Rzeczpospolita)
Employers try to woo workers with massages [56% of workers not happy with perks] (Rzeczpospolita)
FOR: PiS's promises won't help companies (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Non-wage labour costs rises to PLN 11.3bn in 2017 (Rzeczpospolita)
Nuclear power plant to be regional (Rzeczpospolita)
Polish National Fund hires PR team to help image (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Trouble for middleman that was supposed to help connect PiS with Trump [he's questioned by FBI over links to Russia] (Rzeczpospolita)
We are estimated to live longer in 2017 than in 2016 [in surprise data point] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Apr 17, 2018 06:48GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Foreign minister] Slovenia has compromised arbitration procedure in worst way possible (Vecernji List)
[Transport minister] Butkovic signed a contract for allocation of HRK 32mn for construction of ferry port Tkon (Vecernji List)
Debt of citizen grew from HRK 6bn to HRK 107bn in 7 years (Vecernji List)
[State bank] HPB prepares to buy Jadranska Banka (Poslovni Dnevnik)
CEIZ confirms: VAT returns economy to higher speed (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Zadar region [gets] HRK 40mn for ports (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[SDP leader] Bernardic: Big coalition with HDZ? Never! (Jutarnji List)
AmCham in Washington seeks support for double taxation negotiations (Jutarnji List)
[Foreign minister] Pejcinovic-Buric: Croatia will argue that arbitration procedure was severely compromised (Jutarnji List)
[Energy minister] Coric: This year is crucial for building waste management infrastructure (Jutarnji List)
Split airport is major construction site: When ready, airport can welcome 3.5mn passengers annually (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[EC commissioner] Neven Mimica: I will not be on SDP lists for EU elections, I will continue my career in international institutions (Novi List)
Foreign ministry claims: Croatia does not violate EU law by not accepting arbitration award (Novi List)
Apr 17, 2018 06:45GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Institute for Market Economy: Regions with strong economies boost peripheral municipalities’ [performance] (Capital Daily)
Companies again complain from fast growth of wages (Sega)
[Finance Minister] Goranov: There are no lay-offs in National Revenue Agency, only restructuring (24 Chasa)
NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe to arrive in Bulgaria (Trud)
Bulgarian National Bank: Card payments rise by 44% in past three years (Monitor)
President [Radev]: There is no transparency in public spending (Standart)
Apr 17, 2018 06:44GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Senior FETO member caught trying to flee to Greece (Hurriyet)
Employment in CBT falls by 908 [to 3,730] in 2017 (Hurriyet)
Production rises [y/y in February], unemployment falls [y/y in January] (Hurriyet)
Government transfers TRY 3.6bn from budget to defence industry fund [in Q1] (Hurriyet)
Three soldiers killed in PKK attack in [Turkey’s south-eastern province] Sirnak (Hurriyet)
Western states jealous of Turkey-Iran-Russia cooperation on Syria (Star)
High-tech industrial output rises by 17.7% y/y [in February] (Star)
Number of young unemployed falling (Star)
President Erdogan recommends borrowing more in gold (Star)
Turhal and Ilgin sugar plants to be privatised for total TRY 1.2bn (Star)
Provocation [Greek civilians hoist flag over islet near Turkish coast, Turkish forces remove flag] (Vatan)
Data signals 7.5% y/y GDP growth possible in Q1 – opinion (Vatan)
Budget target of tax revenues to be overshot – FinMin Agbal (Vatan)
CHP organises sit-in protests against state of emergency (Vatan)
PM Yildirim warns Greece to abstain from provocations (Milliyet)
CHP to rebuild democracy in Turkey – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Milliyet)
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