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.
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.
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.
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.
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.