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Belarus' new nuclear power plant will change the balance of energy in the Baltics

Ben Aris in Berlin October 12, 2018

Russia’s Atomstroyexport is close to completing Belarus’ controversial $11bn Astravets nuclear power plant that will change the energy security mix in the Baltic states.

Albania beats EU nations on renewable energy

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2018

Latvia has emerged as the continent’s biogas generation leader, Eurostat data show, while former laggard Hungary has boosted investment into renewables in recent years.

Fast fashion’s race to the frontiers

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 13, 2018

The fast fashion business model revolutionised mass market retail in the 2000s but as Western markets become saturated the heady rise in profits is slowing, causing retailers to look to Eastern Europe and other emerging markets.

CEE boom passes peak

Ben Aris in Berlin August 15, 2018

The boom Central and Eastern Europe has been enjoying for the last four years has reached its peak as countries in the region start to run up against their structural limits.

BRICKS AND MORTAR: Student accommodation no longer a neglected niche

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest August 1, 2018

As the property boom in Central and Eastern Europe continues, investors are looking for new and lucrative niches to target. Except in Poland, the student accommodation segment has barely been exploited in the region but it has high potential.