The European Union has invested over four billion euros in Slovakia in the past decade... partly to make it attractive for factories to set up shop there.
Automakers are benefitting from subsidies, but not all Slovakians.
Tens of thousands of critics of industrialized farming have converged on Berlin to renew calls for shifts to eco-sustainable harvests. Visiting Berlin for its annual Green Week expo are 70 agriculture ministers.
Several Eastern European countries are seeing a spike in demonstrations; protesters demand political change. But there are many others who don't join the crowds. What they want is stability, writes Boris Kalnoky.
The Chinese telecom giant's industrial espionage activities in Poland have prompted calls for the company to be banned. But while the US is leading the drive for a boycott, EU governments remain undecided.
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