Bratislava now wealthier than Prague
Bratislava has overtaken Prague as the richest region of the post-Soviet EU countries. According to the latest statistics from Brussels, Bratislava rose four places in 2009 to fifth place on the EU-wide list, while Prague dropped to seventh place. Eurostat shows central London as being by far the most wealthy region of the EU, with per capita GDP of 332% of the EU average. The poorest regions were in the Balkans and in Poland.