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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.

Babis: an unknown quantity

Will Conroy in Prague October 24, 2017

The apprehension that the Czech general election result could eventually lead to Polish and Hungarian-style illiberal government policies and a closer relationship with Moscow is worth talking about. The anxieties did not arise from nowhere.

Czech general election: Saying Yes to what exactly?

Will Conroy in Prague October 19, 2017

Liberals fear the October 20-21 general election could leave the Czech Republic exposed to authoritarianism and a PM and president happy to indulge the Kremlin.

Poland rises, Croatia surprises on CEE Fast 50

By Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 17, 2017

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”.