A series of successful large-scale investments in the consumer sector have raised interest in Southeast Europe among private equity. However, potentially attractive privatisations deals within the region have so far proved elusive.
A onetime ally of Vladimir Meciar, he became the Central European country's democratic guardian when it was in danger.
The satirising of the financial imperium gets progressively more over-the-top and entertaining, but “Success Story”, playing at the Latvian National Theatre, is not without its problems.
“War Dogs”, the Todd Phillips-directed adaptation of Guy Lawson’s “Arms and the Dudes”, has virtually none of the redeeming features of the book.
Russia’s use of soft power has been more coercive and strictly managed by the state – the aim is cultural infiltration rather than cultural cooperation.
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