Investors interested in emerging Europe might consider small-but-vibrant Slovakia, the first ex-Soviet satellite state to join the euro zone.
Slovakia's banking industry is "pretty liquid", well-capitalized and has low levels of non-performing loans, says Jozef Sikela CEO of Slovakia's largest commercial bank, Slovenska Sporitelna.
Slovakia's proximity to Ukraine, which is in conflict with Russia, poses dangers, the Slovak deputy prime minister told CNBC.
The European Union has lost its way and must adapt to survive, the former Slovakian prime minister told CNBC.
Robert Manz, managing partner at Enterprise Investors, says that despite the weak data, positive trends are emerging from central Europe and that right now is an "excellent time" to invest there.
The euro zone has “no future” without reforms, the head of the Bank of Lithuania told CNBC ahead of his country’s accession.
The Ukrainian Prime Minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, after upbraiding fellow politicians.