CEEMarketWatch


Press mood stories for Central And Eastern Europe

Jul 20, 2018 06:47GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Lowest unemployment for [past] 30 years, less than 16,000 [job] vacancies [announced] (Vecernji List)
Tax administration announces enhanced fiscal surveillance, explains why (Vecernji List)
[President] Grabar-Kitarovic: Better connectivity is [necessary] condition for strengthening economic ties with Albania (Vecernji List)
We have three times lower salaries than Western countries, but electronics and clothing prices are higher (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Economic] growth resilient to shocks could return us in game [of receiving higher credit rating] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia’s return to investment rating could be possible in beginning of 2019 [Raiffeisen bank analysts] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[President visiting Albania] Two countries to support improving of economic partnership, protection of Adriatic Sea (Jutarnji List)
[Labour and Social Affairs Minister Marko Pavic]: European social funds [allocated to] Croatia important for implementing employment measures (Jutarnji List)
And now, good bye: Macan dismissed from position of special advisor to PM Plenkovic (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Jul 20, 2018 06:41GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Students to be able to benefit from paid military service as well (Hurriyet)
Low interest-rate impact on house sales [House sales rise by 22.4% y/y in June] (Hurriyet)
Logistics manager of PKK killed in air strike in northern Iraq [on Jul 13] (Sabah)
Alarm bells ringing for [CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu [CHP dissidents collect 521 signatures for elective congress so far] (Sabah)
Israel formally becomes apartheid state [Israel passes Jewish nation-state law, Turkish government denounces] (Sabah)
Prosecutor defines arrested televangelist Oktar and followers as FETO-alike structure (Sabah)
UK court seizes passport of FETO-linked fugitive businessman Ipek (Milliyet)
Removal of state of emergency does not mean terror threat over – Justice Minister Gul (Milliyet)
Private energy firms increasingly apply for loan debt restructuring – association ELDER (Vatan)
Turkcell CFO Aksu resigns for post in Treasury and Finance Ministry (Vatan)
Jul 20, 2018 06:20GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Foreign investments reach EUR 120mn at end-May (Capital Daily)
Employers demand President to veto [new] fuel law (Capital Daily)
Revenues of district heating company in Sofia from electricity sale to go directly to [state-owned] Bulgargaz [to repay district heating company’s debts] (Sega)
[Factions in co-ruling coalition] United Patriots quarrel (Sega)
[Bulgarian MEP] Maydell: Bulgaria is fourth in EU in terms of attracted investments under Juncker plan (24 Chasa)
[District heating company] Toplofikaciya Sofia and Bulgargaz agree on debt [repayment] of municipality company [Toplofikaciya] (Trud)
[Energy Minister] Temenuzhka Petkova: Inercom can appeal competition regulator’s decision [to ban Inercom’s acquisition of CEZ Bulgaria] (Standart)
Jul 20, 2018 06:19GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Parliament to vote on budget of safe economic growth (Magyar Idok)
There is a lot of confusion in [liberal] LMP [after ethics committee ban on leader Bernadett Szel] (Magyar Idok)
Government continues education reforms (Magyar Idok)
Labour market needs flexibility (Magyar Idok)
Viktor Orban: We will further strengthen friendship between Hungary and Israel (Magyar Idok)
Egg exports increase (Vilaggazdasag)
[Foreign minister] Szijjarto: Hungarian-Israeli economic cooperation is of utmost importance (Vilaggazdasag)
Fuel prices decline (Vilaggazdasag)
Penalty can away MSZP MPs voting against their salary increase (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Market for personal loans explodes (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Jul 20, 2018 05:39GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
PiS – contempt and sneer [word play on PiS abbreviation] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Final count with Ziobro in front – PiS eliminates judges’ self-government and takes money from Malgorzata Gersdorf (Gazeta Wyborcza)
In a trunk to Sejm – police questions witnesses [on protests against Supreme Court law changes] (Rzeczpospolita)
Poll – Prof Gersdorf should lead Supreme Court by 2020 (Rzeczpospolita)
Gersdorf writes Duda – I am Supreme Court president (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Left gamble is coming back (Rzeczpospolita)
[Deputy foreign minister] Konrad Szymanski – Poland doesn’t want to punish UK (Rzeczpospolita)
PM rejects idea of a National Food Holding. He makes two firms in four years (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Jul 20, 2018 05:32GMT, Bosnia-Herzegovina, CEEMARKETWATCH.
New 100km motorways to be ready by end-2019 (Dnevni Avaz)
EC report: BiH lost almost 2% of its workforce in a year (Nezavisne Novine)
Chairman of BiH Council of Ministers Zvizdic: BiH has no capacity nor is willing to be collective centre for migrants (Nezavisne Novine)
RS PM Cvijanovic: The government's goal is minimum wage to reach soon KM 500 (Nezavisne Novine)
BiH milk exports to Kosovo endangered (Oslobodjenje)
Jul 20, 2018 05:19GMT, Serbia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Pristina introduces tariffs on seasonal fruits, vegetables, corn (Politika)
Four investors buy tender documentation for RTB Bor (Politika)
Russian President Putin softens attitude towards Kosovo and Montenegro (Danas)
FinMin Mali: New arrangement with IMF is important (Danas)
Pristina unilaterally violates CEFTA agreement (Vecernje Novosti)
Opposition has 30 goals (Blic)
FinMin Mali:2019 budget to be ready by mid-September (Blic)
Jul 20, 2018 04:47GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Companies hire 70,000 people in Jan-Apr, complain about not finding unqualified workers (Ziarul Financiar)
Romgaz and Petrom shares drop after announcement of gas price capping (Ziarul Financiar)
Disaster in EU funds absorption goes on: Romania gets only 0.8% of allotted amount in H1 (Ziarul Financiar)
Fabulous wages and nepotism at Financial Surveillance Authority (Adevarul)
Govt reportedly prepares special pensions for custom workers (Adevarul)
Bucharest city hall refuses to authorise diaspora’s protest in August (Gandul)
No candidate registered so far for anti-graft chief prosecutor position (Gandul)
Proposal to cap gas price for producers stirs up debates (Bursa)
Finance minister says tax amnesty should help economy (Bursa)
General prosecution investigates bribery in First Home programme (Bursa)
Forecast commission cuts economic growth estimation (Romania Libera)
Finance minister threatens tax authority’s head with dismissal (Romania Libera)
Romania could pay entire external debt with its copper reserves (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jul 20, 2018 04:30GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Unified Russia could not remain unified on issue of pensions (Vedomosti)
What is wrong with the pension reform (Vedomosti)
Novatek’s Yamal LNG to earn additional USD 4bn (Vedomosti)
Duma approves government-proposed pension reform (Kommersant)
Not worse than in Paris anymore [Moscow advances in BCG ranking] (Kommersant)
Otkritie may lose 15% stake in VTB (Kommersant)
Jul 19, 2018 06:53GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Articles in world media mentioning Croatia have 60bn views (Vecernji List)
Referendum [on changing electoral system]: Government has not yet authorised Administration Ministry to start counting [signatures] (Vecernji List)
[Amendments to] Consumer Protection Act and [law on] biofuels for transport usage [to be discussed today] (Vecernji List)
Agrokor shares on ice [and their trading suspension still in force] until final settlement entering into force (Poslovni Dnevnik)
List of companies in Croatia in which workers are best paid is published (Poslovni Dnevnik)
There are differences in preparedness of cities and municipalities in Croatia regarding waste separation (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Finance Minister] Maric about new tax reforms: You will be all positively surprised (Jutarnji List)
Leaders of rebels [within SDP] against [SDP leader] Bernardic to prepare new attack after holding secret meeting and agreeing on further strategy (Jutarnji List)
[Economy Minister] Darko Horvat to trade unions: Another strategic partner for Uljanik Group is also possible (Novi List)
Jul 19, 2018 06:34GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Paid military service boosts second-hand cars put on sale (Vatan)
Prizes of games of chance to be raised, to hit illegal betting (Vatan)
Ukraine considers Turkey for joint production of military air freighter (Vatan)
Court rules [CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu to pay TRY 359,000 to Erdogan [for insulting Erdogan by claim of tax evasion] (Star)
Omnibus bill envisages hikes in retirement pensions to health personnel (Star)
[Clothing retailer] Aydinli Group recovers under TMSF management (Star)
Ordinary state after two years [State of emergency ends] (Milliyet)
Court rules to keep US pastor Brunson in jail (Milliyet)
Syrian refugees account for 4.4% of Turkey’s population (Milliyet)
Record [high applications] expected for paid exemption from military service (Hurriyet)
Jul 19, 2018 06:32GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Higher excise on e-cigarettes approved on first reading [in parliament] (Capital Daily)
Toll fees to depend on road infrastructure quality (Capital Daily)
Bulgaria to seek agreement with EC on case with gas markets [and imposed fine] (Sega)
[Government approves] allocation of BGN 100mn to [state-owned railway company] BDZ for [purchase of] 42 motor carriages (24 Chasa)
Chinese company does not sign contract for Plovdiv Airport concession (24 Chasa)
Planned euthanasia of animals [due to plague doubts] to be postponed (Trud)
Price of e-vignettes to depend on road category and its condition (Monitor)
Provocations regarding plague [issues] are attack against government, says [ruling] GERB (Standart)
Jul 19, 2018 06:15GMT, Bosnia-Herzegovina, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Egypt buys BiH guns (Dnevni Avaz)
Europe condemns pressure on media (Dnevni Avaz)
BiH to get EUR 6mn from EC to cope with migrants (Nezavisne Novine)
Labour law is finally amended (Oslobodjenje)
By July 5, 8,081 illegal migrants are registered (Oslobodjenje)
Jul 19, 2018 06:09GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Infringement] Procedure can be launched against Hungary [for Stop Soros] (Magyar Idok)
Our country exits from UN migration package (Magyar Idok)
[Innovation minister] Laszlo Palkovics: Energy is important area of sustainable development (Magyar Idok)
Supreme Court can be moved to Esztergom (Magyar Idok)
Small horticulture is in great trouble [of labour shortages] (Vilaggazdasag)
Fixed interest rate loans may become more popular (Vilaggazdasag)
Employment can continue to grow (Vilaggazdasag)
More and more viable Hungarian startups (Vilaggazdasag)
Academy of sciences sees situation as unacceptable [its financing is transferred to innovation ministry] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Jul 19, 2018 06:05GMT, Serbia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Recognition of Kosovo independence is by no means compromise (Politika)
IMF approves new, advisory programme for Serbia (Politika)
Pristina still does not want compromise (Vecernje Novosti)
Kosovo to be left without support of Egypt? (Vecernje Novosti)
Energy minister Antic: Strategic partner for RTB Bor to be selected in September, there will be no layoffs (Blic)
Jul 19, 2018 05:37GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Activist] Klementyna Suchanow detained and arrested before the Sejm. More protests to follow today (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Protesters enter Sejm in trunk of a Scheuring-Wielgus car (Rzeczpospolita)
Sejm express doesn’t stop. After the holidays, we will start to be afraid (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Finish the Supreme Court, then holidays (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Brussels heavily hits on Google’s monopoly (Rzeczpospolita)
End of [state railway company] PKP monopoly on international routes. Czech Leo Express arrives on Polish tracks (Gazeta Wyborcza)
The government spends more, so it takes more and more people (Rzeczpospolita)
Kukiz 15 doesn’t take [state] subsidies but somehow lives (Rzeczpospolita)
Jul 19, 2018 05:13GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
For first time Novetek delivers LNG through Northern route (Vedomosti)
CBR cuts US debt holdings to 11-year low (Vedomosti)
Real income growth continues to decelerate (Vedomosti)
How retirement age hike spoilt the mood of Russians (Vedomosti)
Government’s fiscal initiatives go through parliament (Kommersant)
Government mulls sanctions against Ukraine (Kommersant)
Nord Stream 2 project faces new sanctions [on bill submitted to US Senate] (Kommersant)
Economy to get systematic response to sanctions (Kommersant)
Jul 19, 2018 05:07GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Smithfield reaches RON 2.5bn business value in Romania (Ziarul Financiar)
New office buildings push up apartment prices by about 15% (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania is second market as importance for Kaufland, after Germany (Ziarul Financiar)
Senate calls meeting tonight, last day of extraordinary session (Adevarul)
[Important PDL leader] Vasile Blaga meets with former PDL seniors (Adevarul)
Suspense on amnesty and pardon bill until last minute (Adevarul)
Romania remains emigration champion in EU (Gandul)
Romanian MEP warns adherence to euro area is out of discussion (Bursa)
Only PSD wants amnesty and pardon bill (Bursa)
Blaga: We want a stronger PNL, but there is a lot to be done (Romania Libera)
Romania has highest inflation in EU in June (Romania Libera)
Campaign: PSD makes new promises to poor population (Romania Libera)
Blaga and Antonescu reactivate to save PNL, Orban buys some peace (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jul 18, 2018 06:31GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
New bridge connecting Ciovo to mainland Croatia is opened: This is fantasy! (Vecernji List)
[Croatia’s President] visits Albania to improve [bilateral] relations in economy and energy sector (Vecernji List)
Croatia with largest growth [of tourist visits] in pre-season period, Turkey is returning [to popularity] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Posted guarantees on [Agrokor] settlement, small shareholders say it’s like betting (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Economic concept explaining Croatia’s failures (Jutarnji List)
[Law faculty professor Maganic]: Three reasons for suspending new legal solutions for over-indebted citizens (Jutarnji List)
Restructuring programme of [shipbuilding company] Uljanik is finally [submitted] in Brussels (Novi List)
Jul 18, 2018 06:27GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Age limit set at 25 for paid military service for TRY 15,000 (Hurriyet)
Slower growth [Industrial output rises by 6.4% y/y in May, signals slower GDP growth in Q2] (Hurriyet)
FinMin Agbal rules out new round of restructuring of debt to state (Hurriyet)
State of emergency made permanent – CHP on AKP’s draft security law changes (Hurriyet)
Six million people eligible for paid exemption from military service (Sabah)
Erdogan doing things right way – Trump (Sabah)
Industry makes significant contribution to GDP growth [in May] – Industry Minister Varank (Sabah)
CHP dissidents [reportedly] collect more than 400 signatures so far for elective congress (Sabah)
German government avoids answering parliamentary question about FETO activity [in Germany] (Sabah)
Fee of new round of military-service waiver cheapest so far (Vatan)
Probe launched into HDP MPs participating in funeral of PKK member (Vatan)
Industrial output data indicates no hard landing – opinion (Vatan)
Jul 18, 2018 06:27GMT, Bosnia-Herzegovina, CEEMARKETWATCH.
BiH Transport Minister Jusko after EU-Western Balkans summit in London: We secured KM 2.5bn for roads (Dnevni Avaz)
15 taxpayers damaged RS budget with KM 1.8mn (Nezavisne Novine)
BiH Council of Ministers to discuss today migrant crisis (Nezavisne Novine)
RS and Serbia to boost cooperation in fiscal policy area (Nezavisne Novine)
Six trade unions at RS railways seek higher wages (Nezavisne Novine)
City authorities of Bihac to organize protest in Sarajevo because of migrants (Glas Srpske)
Jul 18, 2018 06:17GMT, Serbia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
There is no progress towards EU without France's support (Politika)
Tender for RTB Bor is called (Politika)
Pork prices on the rise again (Politika)
SPS marks 28 years of foundation (Politika)
Exports of Fiat car plant fall below EUR 500mn in H1 for the first time (Danas)
Early election is more realistic than government reshuffle (Danas)
Leader of Free Citizens movement Jankovic: We will provide Serbia real, civic, European option (Danas)
Presidents of France and Serbia Macron and Vucic on Kosovo: Paris does not want Serbs to be humiliated (Vecernje Novosti)
Government calls tender for strategic partner for RTB Bor (Vecernje Novosti)
High-level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina to resume today (Vecernje Novosti)
Macron expresses support for compromise with Kosovo Albanians (Blic)
Jul 18, 2018 06:12GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
We borrow more and more loans (Magyar Idok)
[Socialist] MSZP is not interested even in its own proposals (Magyar Idok)
Convergence between low- and mid-income earning groups (Magyar Idok)
Deputy state secretary: There is no unemployment among graduates recently (Magyar Idok)
New healthcare centre for homeless people to open (Magyar Idok)
Programmes for regional economic development to continue (Magyar Idok)
Much more spending on R&D [in 2017] (Vilaggazdasag)
Outstanding investor interest for Takarekbank mortgage bond issue (Vilaggazdasag)
Weaker forint does not require new budget [for 2019] (Vilaggazdasag)
[Opposition, socialist] MSZP politician also benefits well from public procurement (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Government takes financing of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Jul 18, 2018 06:05GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government finishes work on revolution in pension adjustment (Gazeta Wyborcza)
PiS puts last-minute amendments to Sejm agenda (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Sejm to accelerate election of new Supreme Court on Thursday (Rzeczpospolita)
More VAT in budget despite prohibition of sales on Sundays (Rzeczpospolita)
Government to pay part of rent for rented flats (Gazeta Wyborcza)
PFR to give PLN 880mn for a coal-powered plant in Jaworznie (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Titan was in a tracksuit [on new military fatigues] (Rzeczpospolita)
Jul 18, 2018 05:59GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Construction of [information] system linking hotels with the National Revenue Agency, the Ministry of Interior, and the National Statistical Institute starts (Capital Daily)
Cabinet and [US-owned power plant] Maritsa Iztok 1 do not agree on [proposed by the government] compensations for ending contract [for state purchases of produced electricity] (Sega)
[PM] Borissov: Cash payments [threshold] to be reduced to BGN 5,000 or BGN 7,000 (24 Chasa)
Rainfalls delay wheat crop collection in Silistra region (24 Chasa)
Bulgaria to apply for banking union today (Trud)
Constitutional Court to decide on Istanbul convention on Jul 27 (Monitor)
[Selected] China’s concessionaire for Plovdiv Airport does not appear [to sign concession contract] (Standart)
Jul 18, 2018 04:34GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Romanian capital aboard reaches EUR 750mn, Polish and Hungarians have over EUR 20bn, only 430 Romanian companies expand beyond borders (Ziarul Financiar)
Severe NBR warning: Economic results will be much worse as trust fades and real disposable income of households suffers (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania’s forests look better in statistics than in reality (Ziarul Financiar)
Cabinet meeting on Thursday may cancel prison sentences (Adevarul)
Communication ministry spends tens of million of euro on useless studies (Adevarul)
Transfer price corrections reach RON 1bn in 2017 (Adevarul)
[Junior ruling ALDE leader] President’s suspension is no longer a priority, we will go on with justice laws (Gandul)
EY: Elimination of fiscal credit in offshore law hampers investment (Bursa)
PSD aims to steal more MPs from PMP (Romania Libera)
President calls PM for discussions (Romania Libera)
[Fiscal council] Ionut Dumitru: Economic trend is unsustainable for a while (Romania Libera)
Jul 18, 2018 04:04GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
State should move to first place [in list of creditors] in bankruptcies (Vedomosti)
Duma will not criticize president during discussion of pension reform (Vedomosti)
Russia and Ukraine held talks on gas transit (Vedomosti)
Pension reform reaches voting stage (Kommersant)
Gas talks with Ukraine to continue in autumn (Kommersant)
Oil prices fall due to excess supply (Kommersant)
Jul 17, 2018 06:33GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Slap in rating agencies’ face [Unemployment falls to single-digit rate, private sector’s external debt declines] (Star)
[CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu’s political life over – CHP dissidents (Star)
Chep to invest TRY 430mn in Turkey for pallet repair automation (Star)
Emergency-rule adjustment in laws [AKP submits bill to support anti-terror fight after emergency rule ends] (Milliyet)
Unemployment rate falls to 9.6% [in May] (Milliyet)
Erdogan, Trump discuss Manbij, FETO in phone call (Milliyet)
Fifty-three PKK members neutralised in one week (Milliyet)
AKP elects former ministers [like Bozdag, Kurtulmus, Sarieroglu] as parliamentary commission heads (Milliyet)
Impact of bonus to retirees [Budget deficit jumps y/y to TRY 25.6bn in June] (Vatan)
Lira falls, foreigners buy houses [Foreigners buy ten out of 100 branded houses sold in June] – association (Vatan)
AKP bill gives governors extensive rights against terror after end of state of emergency (Vatan)
Battle lines drawn in CHP [Ince allies begin collecting signatures for elective congress] (Sabah)
Jul 17, 2018 05:55GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Only few people take loans for vacation (Magyar Idok)
Negotiations on financing for Hungarian Academy of Sciences continue (Magyar Idok)
Voters have problem with opposition parties (Magyar Idok)
Parliament adopts main figures of 2019 budget (Vilaggazdasag)
Number of economically active people declines (Vilaggazdasag)
Considerable wage differences in country (Vilaggazdasag)
It is easy for Hungarian graduates to find work (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Investing in start-ups provides major corporate tax relief (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Record high number of retail debtors (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Jul 17, 2018 05:47GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Schetyna – Tusk for president? He will decide in December 2019 (Rzeczpospolita)
From Szczecin to Bielsko-Biala – we check who is afraid of Kaczynski’s judgment (Gazeta Wyborcza)
The Supreme Court is not enough – government is clearing another important court [Supreme Administrative Court]; for citizens, the most important one (Gazeta Wyborcza)
NIK arrangements – PiS elite is taking it all (Rzeczpospolita)
PM Morawiecki to decide on [local government] election date soon (Rzeczpospolita)
What next for PPK? Unions: PiS is forcing even more liberal reforms than PO (Gazeta Wyborcza)
SKOK is far from healing (Rzeczpospolita)
Putin is playing Trump again (Gazeta Wyborcza)
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