China precisely planned

Europe is increasingly aware of Chinese economic and financial power, and the Chinese authorities are already preparing a leap in innovation and technology.

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The Chinese challenge in the world of investment banks

Poland will soon stop being the only CSE country among the co-owners of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). As many as 25 countries will join this year, including Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. 

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The Chinese are coming to Poland

The old Keynesian principle states: if you want to kick-start the economy, you should focus on investment. The Chinese have been putting this into practice for three decades.

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Balkans will radicalize unless Europe helps them

The Balkans were once rightly called the "soft underbelly of Europe" now are being explored by capital from China. 

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The costs of immigration are not limited to money

At the third extraordinary summit of the European Union this year, an additional EUR1bn has been allocated for dealing with the migration crisis. But it has been already known that it’s not enough.

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The two faces of the Hungarian economy

The government of Viktor Orbán has been indulging in the propaganda of success for a long time. Meanwhile, economists are debating whether Hungary's economic growth is a good reason to make optimistic long-term forecasts.

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Romania – a favourite, though unruly child of the EU

Romania attracts little interest now on the international scene, although it is still undergoing a turbulent transition. I do not really know how to deal with this country. The recent resumption of growth does not necessarily mean the end of its problems.

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The European Union: are we headed for federation or fragmentation?

The cohesion of the European Union is constantly called into question. Its consolidation is not a foregone conclusion. The longer the crisis lasts the more probable a drift towards division.

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