Majority of Slovaks happy with the EUR

Bratislava, Slovakia (Estrup, CC BY)

Poland to continue development of railways

An average wage in Bulgaria should go up 12-15 per cent in 2019

Slovakia

The figures from the most recent Eurobarometer show that 69 per cent of Slovaks “consider the EUR good for the country”. Also 79 per cent of Slovak respondents said that EUR is good for the European Union.

The Slovak Spectator points out that in other Eurozone countries a big support for the common currency is being observed. The highest one is in Ireland (85 per cent), Luxembourg (80 per cent) and Austria (76 per cent).

At the same time the Slovak Spectator reports that only 27 per cent of the citizens from the Eurozone claim the common currency make them feel more European than ever before.

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Poland

The Polish government will further invest in the country’s railways — the News of Poland informs after Puls Biznesu daily. As reported, this is due to the growing number of passengers. Poland’s government estimated that in 2015 Poles travelled by train 277 million times. By 2030 the number may grow by 100-189 million.

According to Puls Biznesu there are 19,000 kilometres of railways in Poland, but only 1 per cent of them allows trains to reach high speed.

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Bulgaria

The Bulgarian trade unions leaders claim that an average wage in the country should be increased 12-15 per cent in 2019. Some say that a realistic goal is 8.5 per cent increase.

Novinite.com reports that during a meeting of ministers, business representatives and trade unions the participants tried to decide what to do next year “to solve these problems.” According to the National Institute of Statistics the average wage in Bulgaria in the middle of 2018 was BGN1077 (EUR550.66).

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,536.31 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 8,535.50 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.42 per cent d/d and up 9.17 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 39,058.00 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 39,431.33 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.96 per cent d/d and down 0.31 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) decreased from 1,734.14 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 1,733.14 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s down 0.06 per cent d/d and down 4.34 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 938.43 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 953.57 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s up 1.61 per cent d/d and down 7.56 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,188.87 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 1,200.57 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.98 per cent d/d and down 2.77 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 634.45 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 635.68 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.19 per cent d/d and down 3.31 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,060.02 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 1,067.79 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.73 per cent d/d up 1.64 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 329.68 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 330.16 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.15 per cent d/d and 2.00 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 586.98 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 589.47 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.42 per cent d/d and down 12.02 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) decreased from 1,785.81 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 1,765.24 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s down 1.15 per cent d/d and up 39.00 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,160.57 index points Tuesday, November 20th to 2,219.62 index points Wednesday, November 21st. It’s up 2.73 per cent d/d and down 10.83 per cent y/y.

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