epa03623369 Polish sympathizers of Hungary and the government of Viktor Orban with Polish and Hungarian flags attend in 2nd Great Journey to Hungary at the Railway Station in Warsaw, Poland, 14 March 2013. Poles will take part in Hungary's National Day celebrations on 15 March.  EPA/JACEK TURCZYK POLAND OUT

Funding Central Europe’s economies

Funding Central European economies as they pass through the pandemic is forcing governments to drastically redraft their budgets.  The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies’ coronavirus tracker plots the rising economic impact of the pandemic, hereErste Bank issued a cautious note on the region’s soaring finance requirements.  Apart from Slovakia, Central European countries are Eurozone outsiders and therefore not eligible to tap the immense firepower of the European Central Bank; Politico looks at how they are faring, here.

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