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Economic Analysis - Poland - OCT 2014

Central Europe & Baltic States August 2014 / Poland / Economy

The European Commission (EC) has approved PLN804mn in state aid for Poland's national airline LOT. The commission said in a statement that LOT's ongoing restructuring plan 'will allow the company to become viable in the long term without unduly distorting competition'. The move should help the Tusks's government, which would have faced an opposition backlash had the EC funds not been received.


Risk Summary - Georgia - OCT 2014

Russia & CIS August 2014 / Georgia / Political Risk

The governing Georgian Dream coalition strengthened its grip on power domestically by winning all 21 run-off elections held in mayoral seats and municipalities across the country on July 12. Local municipalities had been the last stronghold for former President Mikheil Saakahsvili's United National Movement party. The result leaves Georgian Dream in control of the presidency, the parliament and a vast majority of municipalities in the country. Opposition politicians have stated that the governing coalition is attempting to cement its grip on power by stifling political competition. However, with Georgia seeking to develop its EU credentials, any hint that the country is shifting towards a one-party state or autocracy could halt this plan. We expect Georgia to remain the most politically open country in the South Caucasus for years to come.


Macroeconomic Forecasts - Macedonia - OCT 2014

South East Europe August 2014 / Macedonia / Economy

Macroeconomic Forecasts