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Surveys

Austria: Weak Growth Impulses

Today, the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (Wifo) has corrected the economic outlooks for Austria downwards. Growth impulses have been very weak so far.

September 10, 2013

Survey: Faymann Best Chances of Becoming Chancellor

According to a survey carried out for Austrian daily “Standard”, the Social Democrats are gaining in votes while the Austrian People’s Party is slightly falling behind.

August 30, 2013

Poland: Opposition to Gain Support

The percentage of support for leading centrist Civic Platform (PO) under the lead by Prime Minister Donald Tusk dropped to 22 percent in late August.

August 28, 2013

Czech Republic: Zeman Signs Parliamentary Dissolution

Zeman will sign the parliamentary dissolution on August 28. The path is now clear for early elections at the end of October.

August 22, 2013

Romanians Not Satisfied with Wages

More than half of Romanian employees claim not to be paid enough for their work.

August 22, 2013

Half of Bulgarian Citizens in Favor of New Elections

Only three months after elections in Bulgaria more than half of voters favor new elections, according to a survey. Supporters of the ruling Socialists are outnumbered.

August 21, 2013

Political Dissatisfaction in Poland Grows

Seven out of ten Poles are disappointed with Polish parliament

August 21, 2013

Czech Parliament Votes for New Elections

The Czech House of Representatives has decided its dissolution on Tuesday evening and therefore clears the way for early parliamentary elections, which in all likelyhood will take place on October 25 and 26.

August 21, 2013

Czech Republic: New Trial for Dissolution of Parliament

The Czech parliament could enable new elections.

August 19, 2013

Romanian Real Estate Market to Stabilize

According to a study, the real estate market in Romania has stabilized again.

August 19, 2013

Faymann to Surpass Spindelegger at Trust Index

The APA/OGM trust indest for federal policits in Austria showed an increase of trust for Chancellor Faymann of 2 while Deputy Chancellor and Foreign Minister Spindelegger slips to minus 2.

August 16, 2013

Czech Republic: Schwarzenberg to Run for Parliamentary Elections

The former Foreign Minister named “autocratic” President Zeman as a motivation.

August 10, 2013

Poland’s Opposition Expands Poll Lead

Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party has increased its lead over the centrist governing Civic Platform (PO) party by another five percentage points, according to a poll released on Thursday.

August 9, 2013

Early Elections in Czech Republic Likely

After Czech’s new Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok failed the vote of confidence, there are many indicators that President Milos Zeman will announce early elections.

August 9, 2013

CESEE Remains Attractive for Austrian Investors

According to a survey, the region of CESEE is still attractive to Austrian investors. Particulary the bigger countries – Poland, Turkey and Russia – are becoming even more popular.

August 1, 2013

Protests: Bulgaria in a Political and Social Crisis

Thousands of protesters are still marching the streets of Sofia. It is particularly the educated middle class that has had enough of the raging corruption of the political elite.

July 30, 2013

72 Percent of Bulgarians Regard Situation as “Unbearable”

Every day since June 14 protesters are gathering in front of the parliament in Sofia to express their anger about corruption in the country and demand the current government to step down.

July 26, 2013

Poland: President Komorowski Most Trusted by Citizens

Poles trust president much more than party leaders.

July 26, 2013

Croatia Might Join Schengen Zone in Three Years

Croatia to start procedures for no-passport zone in 2015.

July 25, 2013

Latvia: Joining the Eurozone

Lativa is becoming the 18th country in the Eurozone. The EU Economy and Finance Ministers have given their green light for the admission.

July 9, 2013

Croatia: Majority of Croatian Citizens Approve of EU Membership

67.1 percent of Croatians support country's membership in EU.

July 9, 2013

Poland: Opposition Strengthens Front-Runner Position

According to a recent poll, conservative opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) has intensified its lead over ruling centrist Civic Platform (PO).

July 8, 2013

Orban Accuses European Union of “Soviet-style Methods”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban criticized the “troops of bureaucrats" who were unable to solve the economic crisis in Europe and who were now trying to denounce Hungary, which was on the road to recovery again.

July 5, 2013

Faymann: Croatians Realistic With EU Membership

Austrians have a positive attitude towards Croatia’s new membership.

July 1, 2013

ILO: Risk for Potential Social Unrest in EU

The European Union is prone to social unrest accorking to most recent World of Work Report.

June 4, 2013

Czech Republic Not to Introduce Euro Before 2019

According to reports by the Czech media, the new government intends to apply for the Euro only in 2016.

May 31, 2013

No Changes in Bulgarian Political Landscape

At the early elections in Bulgaria, Prime Minister Borissov’s Gerb party turns out winner in the early elections.

May 13, 2013

Romania: Confident About Economic Recovery

According to a survey, Romanians are among the most confident citizens in Europe about the recovery of their economy.

May 2, 2013

CESEE: Business Climate Index Dropped in April

Enterprises in CESEE countries remain cautious for the most part.

May 2, 2013

Austria: Solution for Bank Secret Issue Until May 22

After the recent turbulances within the Austrian government coalition, Chancellor Werner Faymann hopes to find an agreement with the EU concerning the bank secret until May 22.

April 29, 2013

Slovakia: R&D Spendings Low But Increasing

Compared with other countries, Slovakia’s R&D spendings are little but slowly and steadily they are increasing. Among the countries with the highest growth rates of R&D spendings, Slovakia ranks 5th.

April 22, 2013

Poland: Protests At Day of Commemoration

Protesters assembled in Warsaw yesterday to demonstrate against the Russian government that still has not released the evidence

April 10, 2013

Household Assets in Austria Lower Than in Spain

The proportion of owned homes in Austria and Germany is below 50 % and one of the reasons why household assets are on the lower end of the scale.

April 10, 2013

Poll: Estonians Want Economy Minister to Resign

56 % of Estonian citizens want the Economy Minister Parts to step down.

April 3, 2013

Referendum in Poland about Joining Eurozone

Last week, Prime Minister Donald Tusk offered a vote on a referendum about the adoption of the Euro in Poland. A simple majority needed for a decision could settle the issue.

April 2, 2013

Strabag: Defends Its Number 1 in Czech Republic

In a survey, 302 public customers have chosen Austrian construction enterprise Strabac to be the best in its sector. Swietelski follows on 2nd place.

March 28, 2013

EU’s Austerity Cuts Adverse to Health

EU’s austerity measures negatively affect citizen’s health, is the result of a health study carried out by “The Lancet”. The Commission was supposed to examine the political effects.

March 27, 2013

Czech Republic: Confidence in Domestic Economy Inreased Marginally

Overall confidence in domestic economy increased slightly in March. The composite confidence indicator (economic sentiment indicator) increased by 0.2 points compared to February.

March 25, 2013

Czech Republic: Opposition Rejects Austerity Measures

Opposition leader Sobotka was re-elected last Friday as chairman of the Social Democrats. In an interview with Reuters he explains why the government needs to slow down on austerity measures.

March 18, 2013

Hungary: Dissatisfaction Towards Government Grows

Right-wing leader Viktor Orban has been in parliament for almost three years. But the promised reforms and changes to improve the economic situation came to nothing. Protests are arising.

March 18, 2013

Slovakia: Growing Lack of Interest about Occurances in EU

The Slovak population has apparently lost its enthousiasm about EU politics. According to polls, only 40 % say they were interested in the current events.

March 6, 2013

Slovenia: New Government to be Built

Until March 14, the new administration should be nominated. However, 32 % think that the new head of government will not be able to form a government.

March 5, 2013

Latvia: Eager for the Euro. But ready?

Latvia’s leadership considers adopting the Euro in 2015 or 2016. Despite of showing the fastest economic growth rate at 5.1 % in Europe, there is scepticism Latvian population.

March 4, 2013

Romania: Moderate Growth in Manufacturing and Construction Industry

Trends in the evolution of economic activity during: February - April 2013.

March 1, 2013

Slovakia: Economic Sentiment Improves Slightly

The results of business survey and economic sentiment indicator in February 2013 were published today.

February 28, 2013

CESEE: Banking Industry Slightly Optimistic

Unlike their counterparts in Central and Eastern Europe, Czech bankers are relatively satisfied with the performance of the domestic banking market.

February 11, 2013

Investments: Austrians Become More Cautious

From the perspective of savers, the economic uncertainties are growing. Due to the negative real interest rate, traditional investments lose in popularity.

February 9, 2013

CESEE: Economic Outook Brightens Slightly

According to a survey carried out by OeKB (Austrian Clearing Bank), investors in the CESEE region are more optimistic.

February 6, 2013

Slovakia: Economic Sentiment Improves Slightly

Hard data point to a weakening of activity in the fourth quarter, but an improvement in the assessment of production expectations in industry indicates an improved outlook for 2013.

February 4, 2013

Czechs are Worried About their Future

Above all, Czechs fear a declining living standard after their retirement. The real income is expected to shrink in the next years.

February 2, 2013
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