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Jul 21, 2017 06:58GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Terrorist nest, hypocrite and impudent Germany (Sabah)
Female Labour Minister for first time in 26 years (Sabah)
Private sector has TRY 140bn VAT receivables from state – FinMin Agbal (Sabah)
PKK terrorists killed by drone (Vatan)
Turkey welcomes German investors – Deputy PM Simsek (Vatan)
Socar’s STAR refinery to become operational in 2018 (Vatan)
Providing arms to PKK is dangerous for region – Middle Eastern expert (Vatan)
High tension with Berlin [President’s Office, Foreign Ministry react to Germany’s statements on detentions] (Milliyet)
VAT regulations should change – FinMin Agbal (Milliyet)
EU’s new criterion: Freedom to spies [Germany panics with arrest of terror supporters] (Star)
UK lifts laptop ban [on flights from Turkey] (Star)
Jul 21, 2017 06:47GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Romanian drama: Another 200,000 Romanians fled in 2016. Romanian economy is losing another EUR 2bn a year from Romanians emigrating (Ziarul Financiar)
Brokers and investors get into stock market due to financial reporting season (Ziarul Financiar)
Disaster continues: Absorption rate of structural funds in 2017 – 0.004% (Ziarul Financiar)
KLG Logistics invests EUR 20mn in new warehouses (Ziarul Financiar)
Most anticipated highway [Pitesti-Sibiu] will cost twice more the initial plan (Adevarul)
Digi 24 analysis. How will pensions increase by 77% without the system collapsing (Adevarul)
After six months of PSD ruling, Eurostat pulls the alarm. Critical deficit threshold has been exceeded [budget deficit at 3.2% of GDP in Q1] (Gandul)
Our country, the champion of increasing deficit (Bursa)
Competition Council analyses increase in electricity prices (Bursa)
[Anticorruption] DNA chief Kovesi could be prosecuted (Evenimentul Zilei)
Eastern Europe needs EUR 615bn (Curierul National)
Big investments blocked by stupidity [Bucharest missed EUR 1bn investment] (Cotidianul)
How can Kovesi get rid of parliamentary committee investigating 2009 elections (Romania Libera)
Jul 21, 2017 06:16GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Supreme Court judges in position against scandalous changes in Judiciary System Act (Capital Daily)
Prosecution brings indictment regarding [bankrupt Corporate Commercial Bank] CCB bank model, without mentioning Peevski [former business partner of CCB head Vassilev] (Capital Daily)
Every fifth young person in Bulgaria neither studies nor works (Capital Daily)
Bulgaria hardens tone towards Macedonia (Sega)
18 people to be sued for CCB [failure] (24 Chasa)
[President] Rumen Radev: Energy deliveries should pass through Bulgaria (Trud)
BGN 2,287 per month necessary for four-member household, gap between poor and rich increases (Trud)
Vignette price to fall for cars, to be raised for heavy-freight vehicles (Monitor)
[GERB MP and former constitutional judge] Georgi Markov: Remuneration of magistrates is very good for poor Bulgaria [standards] (Standart)
Jul 21, 2017 06:14GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Opposition strategic negotiations [between socialist MSZP and nationalist Jobbik] (Magyar Idok)
Era of inferior goods ends [agriculture minister Fazekas says] (Magyar Idok)
Hungarian exports are on the rise again (Vilaggazdasag)
Family businesses are not trusted [by venture capitalists] (Vilaggazdasag)
[Oil and gas group] MOL to start producing plastics (Vilaggazdasag)
Corporate loan market continues to grow (Vilaggazdasag)
Building material market sees 20-30% increase in demand (Vilaggazdasag)
Hungary continues to import more pig meat than it exports (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Healthcare: Hundreds [of healthcare workers] are still going abroad (Magyar Nemzet)
Housing market revives again in university towns (Magyar Nemzet)
Jul 21, 2017 06:04GMT, Bosnia-Herzegovina, CEEMARKETWATCH.
EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc: Without excises there will be no KM 500mn (Dnevni Avaz)
Radmanovic and Micic to run for RS President? (Nezavisne Novine)
Milimir Govedarica is new Ombudsman of RS, opposition is unhappy (Nezavisne Novine)
[RS President] Dodik: BiH is fictional state in which RS is captured (Nezavisne Novine)
Dodik: Coordination mechanism is key for Transport Community (Glas Srpske)
BiH shall not remain black hole in EU (Oslobodjenje)
Jul 21, 2017 06:00GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[PM] Plenkovic and [EU Foreign Affairs representative] Mogherini [talk about] strengthening EU as global actor (Vecernji List)
[Minister of State Property] Maric does not see problem in [acquiring] great powers [due to new state property management bill]: They also mean responsibility [he says] (Vecernji List)
[Fire witness testimony] Citizens prevented more damage, services arrived only when worst was over (Vecernji List)
[Deutsche Welle comment] Plenkovic does not control HDZ [party] completely yet (Vecernji List)
[Croatian Post Bank] HPB needs up to HRK 700mn [in capital increase process], again counts on funds (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Last year 2,853 people with disabilities were employed, 9% more than in 2015 (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Agrokor’s emergency administrator] Ante Ramljak: Konzum’s turnover is 6% lower than in previous year, but I believe it will be on positive territory by end-year (Jutarnji List)
Real estate agent: Prices on Adriatic shore are almost as before crisis, demand for apartments is highest, increasing number of Czechs, Poles and Slovaks among buyers (Jutarnji List)
[PM] Plenkovic: I refuse to talk about [defence minister] Krsticevic’s resignation, there is no conflict with president (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[New Supreme Court chairman] Sessa sworn in: Judiciary must strengthen its position vis-a-vis public (Novi List)
Jul 21, 2017 05:51GMT, Serbia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Zoran Pasalic is new Ombudsman (Danas)
[Labour Minister] Djordjevic: Negotiations in Fiat are going in right direction (Danas)
Parliament elected head and members of Fiscal Council (Danas)
State stake in Galenika drug maker to increase to 90% (Vecernje Novosti)
Sale of new vehicles increases by 10% (Vecernje Novosti)
Pavle Petrovic re-elected head of Fiscal Council (Politika)
Malinovic and Sabic in race for Belgrade mayor (Blic)
Jul 21, 2017 05:42GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Do you have a plan, CBR? [as prosecution wants from CBR to have plans in cases like Yugra’s] (Vedomosti)
Pensioners lag behind [as Russia ranks low in world pensioners ranking] (Vedomosti)
Just pay [as FinMin changes ways to pay fees as even relatives and friends would be able to pay your fee] (Vedomosti)
Gazprombank to share TSKAD [among the biggest ring roads in Moscow] (Vedomosti)
Secret buyers [as Russians start using more often e-trade, which is outside Rosstat’s scope for retail trade] (Vedomosti)
Moscow starts [housing] renovation [program] (Vedomosti)
Railway transport recovers from crisis [as passenger output grows by 10.6% y/y in H1] (Vedomosti)
Investment activity halts in June (Kommersant)
Renovation program adds a tenth [as 500 more homes are added] (Kommersant)
Auto dealers catch up with market [as number of new auto dealers is on rise in H1] (Vedomosti)
Investors win on [oil stock] cuts (Kommersant)

Jul 21, 2017 02:17GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Sejm buries Supreme Court [PiS passes Supreme Court bill] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
The final judgement [100,000 protest on Polish streets, foreigners worried] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Big test for judges [Jul 20 is fatal day for Polish democracy, newspaper says] (Rzeczpospolita)
PiS leader beats opposition (Rzeczpospolita)
PiS undertakes judicial revolution (Rzeczpospolita)
But Sejm crisis helps PiS's support [PiS rises 3pps to 37%, PO falls to 21%] (Rzeczpospolita)
Revolution in courts worries businesses (Rzeczpospolita)
Investors don't feel Sejm emotions (Rzeczpospolita)
Conservative view on latest events: We don't have a constitution anymore (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Judy Dempsey: Today Poland wouldn't be allowed in the EU (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Budget posts big surplus instead of huge deficit (Rzeczpospolita)
PLN 6bn budget surplus (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Politicians again play with Warsaw bourse [PiS can't name CEO] (Rzeczpospolita)
Moscow accuses Warsaw of re-writing history (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Jul 20, 2017 06:55GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Chaos in public healthcare system brings more patients to private hospitals (Ziarul Financiar)
Boom in residential construction compensates lack of investment in infrastructure (Ziarul Financiar)
At decade’s minimum. Bank deposits of foreigners in Romania drop in May to EUR 3.2bn (Ziarul Financiar)
Romanians disappear. How many will be in 2050 and what the state should do to increase population (Adevarul)
[Regional minister] Shhaideh after Adevarul revealed that development money went to PSD barons. Money were awarded on ‘first come, first served’ basis (Adevarul)
KPMG: Romania ranking 49th in list of ready to change countries (Financiarul)
Unwelcome development: Insolvencies rose by 4.6% [in H1] (Financiarul)
Gap in budget in first six months of PSD ruling. Former ANAF head: RON 1.4bn missing receipts (Gandul)
[Opposition PNL leader] Orban, about [PM] Tudose: A new puppet (Gandul)
Romania ranks 17th in EU in terms of increase in house prices (Bursa)
Banca Transilvania increases capital by RON 4.34bn (Bursa)
[PSD leader] Dragnea’s favourites receive money from Shhaideh (Cotidianul)
Innovation of Tudose-led government: salaries increase, revenues fall (Cotidianul)
CFR wants to transform North railway station into mall, like in western countries (Romania Libera)
Jul 20, 2017 06:53GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Cabinet for transition to presidency [Five ministers change post in new cabinet, six newly appointed] (Star)
Local firms BMC, Otokar, FNSS invited to national tank project (Star)
Economy team of new cabinet assures stability – businesses (Star)
New cabinet targets reforms [First agenda of new cabinet to be 180-day action plan and reforms] (Milliyet)
New unit to be established under Turkish Armed Forces for fight against FETO (Milliyet)
Captain Simsek [Deputy PM Simsek may lead economy team on his own] (Hurriyet)
Economy team of cabinet does not change much (Vatan)
Jul 20, 2017 06:34GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
EU renews infringement procedure against Bulgaria for e-documents (Capital Daily)
Limitations on foreigners’ [right] to buy land in Bulgaria to remain for now (Capital Daily)
[Ruling party] GERB to discuss [offering] ban on indebted companies’ transfer (Sega)
[Foreign Minister] Zaharieva: All Bulgarian institutions work for [Bulgaria’s] entry in eurozone and Schengen (24 Chasa)
[Justice Minister] Tsetska Tsatcheva: EU-set objectives on Bulgaria are feasible (24 Chasa)
[Eurostat data] Housing prices in Bulgaria rise by 8.8% for one year (Trud)
PM Boyko Borissov towards our ambassadors: Bulgaria expects EU letter [on approving negotiations on] pipeline from Turkish Stream [through Bulgaria] (Trud)
Cabinet to discuss [good neighbourhood relations] treaty with Macedonia next Wednesday (Monitor)
[Justice Minister] Tsetska Tsatcheva: EC demands [Bulgaria to adopt] anti-corruption law by end-2017 (Standart)
Jul 20, 2017 06:33GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Soros has been standing behind [socialist MSZP PM candidate] Botka since 2002 (Magyar Idok)
Two hundred truckloads of new [free] textbooks (Magyar Idok)
Significant funds flow into digitisation in industry (Magyar Idok)
Integration of foreign workers [mainly Ukrainian] is not seamless (Magyar Idok)
Bank lending in Hungary expected to accelerate in next two years [according to London analysts] (Vilaggazdasag)
Housing price growth in Hungary among the highest in EU (Vilaggazdasag)
Hungary to issue debt on Chinese market cheaper than last year (Vilaggazdasag)
State companies finance ruling Fidesz-close foundations (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Youth judgement on corruption in public life (Magyar Nemzet)
Jul 20, 2017 06:25GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Prosecution gives its contribution to Yugra case (Vedomosti)
How much does it cost Syria [as Russia’s interventions are estimated to cost more than RUB 140bn] (Vedomosti)
A reverse in income [as real disposable incomes do not fall on annual basis in June] (Vedomosti)
Cities, no oil [as important for long-term growth, according to former FinMin Kudrin] (Vedomosti)
MPs take on Internet [as a new bill envisages the possibility to stop messenger services] (Vedomosti)
Sistema complaints in court (Vedomosti)
Oil companies pay lower dividends (Vedomosti)
Higher interest rates across the globe to absorb existing liquidity (Kommersant)
Oil output to return to growth in 2017-2018 [according to Vygon Consulting] (Kommersant)
Mini Sberbank [as Sberbank wants to create a bank to finance SMEs] (Kommersant)

Jul 20, 2017 06:16GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Defence minister] Krsticeviv: I am defence minister until Parliament releases me (Vecernji List)
Farmers [continue] to seek protective [domestic] milk price in stores (Vecernji List)
[Central Bank governor Vujcic says] Export growth shows that devaluation is not necessary (Vecernji List)
Export growth to EU and internal devaluation [are main economic growth drivers in Croatia, according to Central Bank] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
EUR 20mn already provided to fire crews (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Central Bank rises growth projections to 3%, Governor Vujcic says not only tourism, but also export of goods achieving record growth rates (Jutarnji List)
HEP on fire consequnces: We ask consumers to understand, to expect full normalisation of electricity supply by evening (Jutarnji List)
Croatia Insurance: We will pay immediately [insurance sum] on smaller damages after fire, and advances for larger damages are already ready (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Budget troubles, government expects HRK 1.4bn from privatisation, but no clear plan (Novi List)
Eurostat: Apartments prices in EU increase, in Croatia they fall (Novi List)
Jul 20, 2017 06:15GMT, Bosnia-Herzegovina, CEEMARKETWATCH.
RS makes concession, one more request left for joining Transport Community (Dnevni Avaz)
RS PM Cvijanovic: Agreements between entities prime ministers are being blocked at BiH level (Nezavisne Novine)
RS public debt accounted for 57.09% of GDP in 2016 (Nezavisne Novine)
Delegates from HNS, SNSD and DNS adopt changes to election law (Oslobodjenje)
Jul 20, 2017 06:04GMT, Serbia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Russia offers Serbia missile system S-300, does Serbia has money for this? (Blic)
Negotiations on solution for Fiat to continue today (Blic)
PM Brnabić: Serbian government is pro-Serbian, neither pro-Serbian nor pro-Russian (Blic)
Russia prepares S-300 for Serbia (Vecernje Novosti)
Government to discuss soon status of Russian-Serbian humanitarian centre (Vecernje Novosti)
Confirmation from Moscow: Serbia wants S-300 (Politika)
Negotiations with Fiat workers to continue (Politika)
Chinese seek easier layoffs (Danas)
Negotiations between striking workers and Fiat management start (Danas)
Jul 20, 2017 04:48GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Judgement on the Supreme Court [bill to be on president's desk by Fri. (Rzeczpospolita)
President under extreme pressure (Rzeczpospolita)
Brussels shows hard face to govt (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Concern in Brussels (Rzeczpospolita)
Brussels warns Polish govt (Gazeta Wyborcza)
A sovereign PiS doesn't listen [but party mood said to be nervous] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Top lawyer: President's amendments don't resolve all problems (Rzeczpospolita)
Polish Episcopate calls for deal (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Protests and demonstrations (Rzeczpospolita)
Fight over Supreme Court hasn't unsettled investors (Rzeczpospolita)
Not many back PO's idea for referendum on judiciary [44% - yes, 46% - no] (Rzeczpospolita)
PSL wants to play stabilising role on political scene (Rzeczpospolita)
PiS leader Kaczynski sees murders [fallout from controversial Tues. accusations] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Economy stands firmly on three pillars [consumption, investment, exports] (Rzeczpospolita)
Zloty on extended vacation [immune to political volatility] (Rzeczpospolita)
New water law, water hikes coming (Gazeta Wyborcza)
CHF borrowers outside of the law [can be booted if trouble repaying] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Govt approves directive on pensions [indexation to be 2.4%, cost is PLN 5.4bn] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
More and more foreigners seek medical treatment in Poland (Rzeczpospolita)
Polish rolling stock exports worth over PLN 2bn (Rzeczpospolita)
Butter prices are rising (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Jul 19, 2017 06:45GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Heavy rainfall causes floods in Istanbul (Hurriyet)
Greek tourist inflows falling against rising Turks visiting Greece (Hurriyet)
Evolution out, jihad in [Education Ministry discloses new curriculum] (Hurriyet)
State seizes TRY 48bn worth of assets of FETO so far (Sabah)
Solution tour [President Erdogan to visit Gulf States on Jul 23-24] (Sabah)
PKK, Daesh, FETO included in curriculum (Sabah)
Fruit prices in bazaars remain high this summer (Milliyet)
Kilicdaroglu owes apology for controlled coup statement – PM Yildirim (Milliyet)
Fitch unlikely to change Turkey’s rating and rating outlook [in Jul 21 review] (Vatan)
Fiscal reports pass vote of confidence by IMF (Vatan)
Jul 19, 2017 06:44GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
General Prosecutor’s obligation is to reform prosecution, not court (Capital Daily)
FDI amount to only EUR 120mn in Jan-May (Capital Daily)
Implementation of new methodology on waste tax calculation to cost municipalities at least BGN 300mn (Sega)
[Tourism Minister] Angelkova: Number of Greeks visiting Bulgaria is almost same as number of Bulgarians visiting Greece (24 Chasa)
Investments fall by EUR 405mn for year (Trud)
Outside of EU, highest [Bulgaria’s exports] of fruits and vegetables go to India (Trud)
[Pension] funds, insurers buy BGN 90mn worth of government securities [on domestic market] (Monitor)
Jul 19, 2017 06:30GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Gazprom gets two pipes [as it speeds up construction of Turkish stream] (Vedomosti)
Minsk ghosts [as self-proclaimed DNR wants to set up a new federation] (Vedomosti)
Little Russian idea [as nobody seems to believe in DNR’s Malorossia idea] (Vedomosti)
To heal and education others [as Russia wants to attract Asian students in medicine] (Vedomosti)
Un-normative losses at Yugra [as bank faced a big loss of RUB 17bn in June alone] (Vedomosti)
RDIF calls investors to enter Transneft (Vedomosti)
CBR to share with lobby [as deputy CBR governor likely to become head of bank association] (Kommersant)
Russians divided on those without children and those with many (Kommersant)
Gazprom finds hot spot [as gas consumption in Europe grows] (Kommersant)
Transneft readies for privatisation (Kommersant)

Jul 19, 2017 06:26GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Businessman and former minister] Davor Stern: Croatia to import workers in tourist sector from the Philippines (Vecernji List)
[PM] Plenkovic does not accept resignation of [defence minister] Krsticevic (Vecernji List)
[Croatian firefighting community] There are enough firefighters on field keeping situation under control (Vecernji List)
Too much authority [of Minister of State Property, as offered in new law on state property] to be risky for public interest (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Households’ financial [situation] improves by HRK 16bn compared to last year (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Retailers [do not agree] to protect [domestic] milk prices (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Defence ministry issues all about army’s involvement at fire site, explains when and who brought up decision (Jutarnji List)
Plenkovic’s government to help financially for [fire] damage handling (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Agriculture Minister] Tolusic announces support for burnt agricultural areas (Novi List)
Story of minister [Bozidar Kalmeta awaiting trial on road construction scandal], Croatia to never clear up even 1% of crime in road construction (Novi List)
Jul 19, 2017 06:24GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Romanians spend RON 2bn on fast food. US giant Taco Bell enters in battle with McDonald’s, KFC and local stores. McDonald’s is leader with 30% (Ziarul Financiar)
New sources for budget revenues: Govt wants to increase taxes for 1mn part-time employees (Ziarul Financiar)
All five financial investment companies were less active in June. Shares traded at up to 54% discounts (Ziarul Financiar)
Government does not give up idea to tax households [global income tax]. [PM] Tudose says: As quickly as we can but we will not force it (Adevarul)
[Tax authority] ANAF chief was dismissed (Gandul)
Romania borrows EUR 1bn for transports (Gandul)
Iraq envoy: We need Romanian companies for the reconstruction of Iraq (Bursa)
Nuclear energy provides 30% of clean energy in Romania (Bursa)
Length of gas distribution network expanded by 428.1km last year (Bursa)
War is heating for PSD leadership. [Former PM] Ponta rebels call for convening extraordinary congress (Evenimentul Zilei)
Record gas trading on commodity exchange (Curierul National)
Romania, a country of seniors [about ageing] (Curierul National)
Talking fiscal revolution [Romanians to receive less money from salary when tax reform ends] (Cotidianul)
Metrorex starts works to modernize 11 stations by end summer (Romania Libera)
Jul 19, 2017 06:21GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Anti-Semitism: Zero tolerance [PM Orban after meeting with Israeli PM] (Magyar Idok)
Price war on domestic grape market can end (Magyar Idok)
Municipal hospital development also to benefit health tourism (Magyar Idok)
Number of blacklisted retail debtors falls below 2mn (Vilaggazdasag)
Poor results in professional graduation (Vilaggazdasag)
Monetary policy might be loosened further in coming months (Vilaggazdasag)
Pension funds provide especially good returns this year (Vilaggazdasag)
Republika: Most of Budapest [voters] want to replace Fidesz (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Momentum: Do not vote for established parties (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Large gap between high school students and students in vocational education (Magyar Nemzet)
Jul 19, 2017 06:19GMT, Bosnia-Herzegovina, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Three giants compete for Pocitelj [motorway subsection] (Dnevni Avaz)
RS PM Cvijanovic: Support of World Bank is important for reform implementation (Nezavisne Novine)
Working age population leaves in large numbers (Nezavisne Novine)
SDA presidency: It is unacceptable SBB to vote against report on work of Council of Ministers (Glas Srpske)
BiH has no chance to get EU candidate status in 2018 (Glas Srpske)
Jul 19, 2017 06:03GMT, Serbia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Workers end strike at Fiat (Blic)
Steel mill is profitable without state aid (Politika)
PM Brnabic and workers reach agreement, end of strike (Politika)
Negotiations with management of Fiat start today at noon (Danas)
Fiat workers end strike (Vecernje Novosti)
Serbia heads to EU preserving military neutrality (Vecernje Novosti)
Jul 19, 2017 02:56GMT, Poland, CEEMARKETWATCH.
President stands up to PiS (Rzeczpospolita)
PiS forces a revolution, president eases it (Rzeczpospolita)
The PiS Express, the Duda Brake (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Duda's ultimatum (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Almost the entire judiciary in one hand [Justice Minister Ziobro's] (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Historian, former dissident: We're seeing the fall of democracy (Rzeczpospolita)
Analysis: One party, one power (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Parliament ready for repeat of opposition sit-in (Rzeczpospolita)
Businesses criticise Supreme Court reform (Rzeczpospolita)
Wage growth breaks from its chains, immigration doesn't cap it (Rzeczpospolita)
Water to be more expensive [new water regs to raise PLN 1.4bn] (Rzeczpospolita)
Water - new fee is unavoidable (Rzeczpospolita)
Eight ways PiS is dipping into Poles' pockets (Gazeta Wyborcza)
Economy to benefit from withdrawn fuel fee increase (Rzeczpospolita)
American politicians help strengthen Polish zloty (Rzeczpospolita)
Doctors to protest against too low wage rises (Rzeczpospolita)
Foreigners battle for legal stay (Rzeczpospolita)
We could see power shortages already in 2022 (Rzeczpospolita)
Jul 18, 2017 06:52GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Unemployment rate returning to single digits [Unemployment rate falls m/m to 10.5% in April] (Sabah)
FETO to be blocked to infiltrate into army (Sabah)
Budget deteriorates but helps creation of 1.5mn employment [in Jan-Apr] – FinMin Agbal (Vatan)
Fiscal expansion is temporary and controlled – Agbal (Vatan)
Food inflation is volatile, tight monetary stance to remain – CBT governor Basci (Vatan)
State of emergency extended by three months for fourth time (Vatan)
FinMin Agbal rules out tax hikes in rest of year (Milliyet)
Jul 18, 2017 06:45GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Romania’s problem is not level of wage taxation but small number of employees (Ziarul Financiar)
Generous funding programme for entrepreneurs: Start-up Nation Programme will create 8,600 companies and 21,000 jobs in November 2017 (Ziarul Financiar)
Government waives universal sales tax but not solidarity tax (Ziarul Financiar)
Piraeus Bank sold subsidiaries in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria (Adevarul)
[PSD’s leader] Dragnea: Pension contribution will increase to 25%, health – to 10% (Adevarul)
How PSD rewrote government programme. List of deleted or postponed promises after coming to power (Gandul)
Fees for health as in Germany but conditions are different (Gandul)
Bloomberg: Rapid wage growth in Romania undermines competitiveness (Bursa)
We will legislate taxation of multinationals that make profit in the country (Bursa)
Measures of new government programme – a burden for the private sector (Bursa)
[PM] Tudose: It is imperative to consider streamlining, rationalisation, and economies in public spending (Curierul National)
Zigzags and mass action in PSD (Cotidianul)
Comedy of errors, Liviu Dragnea’s version – Mihai Tudose. Long list of blunders in just 18 days of ruling. Among them, minimum wage rise and abolition of Pillar II of pensions (Romania Libera)
Jul 18, 2017 06:43GMT, Russia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Anti-trust agency enters roaming [as it wants changes in roaming tariffs] (Kommersant)
Industry gets into normal [mode as growth decelerates in June] (Kommersant)
Financial system passes through unplanned stress-test (Kommersant)
US dollar gets weaker [not only versus ruble] (Kommersant)
Russia does not know who is poor (Vedomosti)
Simple future [as Kremlin mulls different options for Putin’s image before elections] (Vedomosti)
Compromise reform [as anti-trust office, FinMin and EconMin are close to agree on a reform regarding state procurement] (Vedomosti)
To remove roaming for 14 days (Vedomosti)
AvtoVAZ cuts headcount [by 20% in 2017-2018] (Vedomosti)

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