Central Europe / Features

INTERVIEW: CEE embraces the digital transformation

Ben Aris in Berlin January 26, 2018

The world is going through a digital transformation that could be as significant as the advent of the Internet and IBM is playing an active role in that change in CEE.

Andrej Babis sets out his stall

Robert Anderson in Prague January 5, 2018

The Czech populist billionaire's programme is a chocolate box assortment of policies that could appeal to parties of either the left or the right, or both, to enable him to govern.

BOOK REVIEW: Russia plays a weak hand strongly in Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Belgrade December 5, 2017

Russia has clawed its way back from its weak position after the end of the Cold War to make firm friends across Southeast Europe even in countries that are firmly in the Western camp.

Geothermal starts to glow in Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest November 22, 2017

Turkey is an emerging geothermal superstar and countries across Eastern Europe are increasingly harnessing underground energy to provide cheap and eco-friendly local heating and energy.

Cryptocurrencies: more than a token effort

Cy Leclercq in Moscow October 25, 2017

Cryptocurrencies are set to take the world by storm and Eastern Europe is the surprise hub of this fledgling industry, while Vladimir Smerkis of The Token Fund has found himself firmly at its centre.