Economic performance of Central Europe

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Poland performed the best overall, managing to grow every single year over the relevant period:

Here is the regional variation in Poland - even the worst-performing region has grown at more than 2% per year, which is enviable by international benchmarks:

Source: OECD


Some parts of the Hungarian economy under-performed, but the country has done well overall in terms of GDP (and less well in terms of youth unemployment):

Source: OECD


There is substantial diversity in Slovakia, but this country has also weathered the global financial crisis of 2008 fairly well:

Source: OECD

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