Despite the external blows of Brexit and then ‘Trumpquake’, there was a general improvement in Central and Eastern Europe’s transaction climate in 2016.
Originally known only as the underlying technology for Bitcoin, blockchain has rapidly seen its reputation grow as a potentially disruptive technology whose applications lie far beyond the crypto-currency and the financial market.
Unpredictability is never an asset in foreign or defence policy, so the election of the mercurial Donald Trump to the US presidency is already causing conniptions in European capitals, especially those of Central Europe.
With tighter regulatory rules looming, life is not going to get any easier for the region’s banks.
Indiscriminate adoption of recycling targets and waste processing technologies used in the EU is not the best approach for countries like Georgia.
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