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Poland rises, Croatia surprises on CEE Fast 50

Poland rises, Croatia surprises on CEE Fast 50

Two thirds of the new technology companies in the Central and Eastern Europe in the latest Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe were new entrants to the list, which highlights “the speed our top-performing young companies are developing”.

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KRUK REPORT: Is Ukraine changing its Donbas policies?

KRUK REPORT: Is Ukraine changing its Donbas policies?

Drama staged by Ukrainian MPs averted attention from the essence of the recently considered Donbas laws, which is sad because the Ukrainian parliament had before it probably the most decisive law on Donbas ever.

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INTERVIEW: The quiet thunder of Ruben Vardanian

INTERVIEW: The quiet thunder of Ruben Vardanian

Banker and philanthropist Ruben Vardanian is a huge bear of a man and when he speaks it's like listening to thunder. But despite his imposing physical presence he radiates a modesty that belies his status as a titan of Russian banking.

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Can the Iran accord survive Trump’s nuclear no?

Can the Iran accord survive Trump’s nuclear no?

An announcement from the US president on what he has called "the worst deal ever" is imminent... but will the Europeans ride to the rescue of an agreement that has opened up Iran's 80mn strong market to their investors?

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CONFERENCE CALL: Romania, Bulgaria push back against multi-speed Europe

CONFERENCE CALL: Romania, Bulgaria push back against multi-speed Europe

Bucharest and Sofia aim to use EU presidencies to argue against core vs periphery proposals that could sideline eastern member states and to call for a greater focus on unity.

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Russian consumers are hooked on credit for both luxury and survival

Russian consumers are hooked on credit for both luxury and survival

Private consumption is in focus again in Russia, as part of efforts to rethink the hydrocarbon superpower's growth model ahead of the 2018 presidential elections. Despite the macroeconomic recovery, the poor are borrowing more to make ends meet.

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INTERVIEW: de Villepin says Ukraine should declare itself neutral

INTERVIEW: de Villepin says Ukraine should declare itself neutral

“Ukraine needs to declare neutrality.” That is not a popular position in Kyiv nor would it please Washington or Berlin. Luckily Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister who is suggesting it, is not in a position to push it on Kyiv.

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