Gazprom aims to further divide the EU by offering a share of the spoils to CEE countries, but Brussels is finally facing up to the challenge.
For all its noted manufacturing and IT prowess, the Czech Republic still only boasts one unicorn company, Avast Software. However, another Czech startup with a valuation of over $1bn is appearing on the horizon – the online travel agency Kiwi.com.
Ukraine’s parliament is expected to allow the buying and selling of land by the end of May. If it is done well it could unlock billions of dollars of investment.
The Czech Republic is looking to become a centre for additive manufacturing in CEE but experts warn there are numerous obstacles to overcome before it becomes more widespread in the region.
Edi Rama confident his Socialist Party will be re-elected in June, but bitter rift with opposition has stalled judicial reforms and put Albania’s EU future in doubt.
Debt issues came thick and fast in the first quarter of the year, and sovereigns have fulfilled large chunks of their full-year borrowing plans already.
Given financial technology is about start-ups looking to eat into financial firms’ intermediary roles, it is not surprising that Africa, with its inefficient banks and sclerotic infrastructure, is feeling the full force of the fintech wave.
Italian video artist Yuri Ancarani embarks on a mesmerising journey through the Gulf kingdom's deserts, ancient tradition of falconry and Las Vegan opulence.
Albania’s banking sector has rolled with the punches thrown by the economic crisis, but this year should mark a return to growth.
Turkish Airlines looks likely to be one of the airlines worst affected by the US government’s carry-on laptop ban.
Customs fraud schemes are estimated to amount to $20bn a year, funding kickbacks that grease the wheels of Ukrainian politics.
The Croatian food and retail group could not compete with the cheaper financing costs and higher efficiency of its new West European competitors.
Recent falls in Russian stock prices have created a buying opportunity for those that missed out on last year’s rally.
Banks are having to pedal twice as hard just to keep momentum, but innovative players are developing new tailored solutions and products to meet the needs of clients.
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