UCP’s newfound role as champion of activist investment in Russia is questioned given the finance firm’s ties to people in high places.
Indiscriminate adoption of recycling targets and waste processing technologies used in the EU is not the best approach for countries like Georgia.
A combination of factors is creating the conditions for a boom in Central and Eastern European defence procurement. But as Poland’s sudden decision to scrap a $3.5bn helicopter deal shows, the region remains a tricky place to do business.
The most immediate challenge for blockchain is scaling the technology so it can handle increased transaction traffic in the years to come. Bitfury and Lightning Network have taken a big step towards this.
Erste plans to roll out "banking for the unbankable" across CEE, seeing its social banking drive as an investment in a future generation of successful entrepreneurs.
Belarus has launched a mini-revolution that could be a “paradigm shift” in the way the country is run, analysts at Berlin Economics believe. But can this new five-year programme actually be implemented?
Ukraine has undergone a quiet revolution. In the past two years an open gas market was created and the first independent traders are already buying and importing large amounts of gas from Europe to feed the country’s thirst for energy.
After four years of intensive effort by the Bucharest Stock Exchange, it has been put on FTSE Russell’s emerging markets watchlist, a development that opens up “historic perspectives” for Romania, the CEO says.
“Europe is not in crisis. It is a crisis!” thundered former Czech president Vaclav Klaus. Is Central Europe undermining EU solidarity? EU leaders, past and present, met at the Rhodes Forum 2016 to discuss the issues, but came up with few answers.
Gyorgy Mudri only launched the beta version of his personal finance management app Wyze.me late last year, but he is already aiming for it to become “the European Mint.com and even better”.
Can governments and private sector investors in countries from Croatia to Romania build upon this year’s rise in tourist numbers and continue to attract larger numbers of holidaymakers in future?
There’s little doubt that blockchain, the underlying technology that powers cryptocurrencies, has enormous potential for many parts of the economy that is only now being realised.
Eugene Kaspersky owes some credit for his computer wizardry to the Soviet KGB. But he tells bne IntelliNews that today he is waging a non-partisan fight against cybercrime, caught between the two sides in a virtual East-West conflict.
By going ahead with a referendum on the national day, the president of Republika Srpska, the Serb half of the divided Bosnia & Hercegovina nation, was testing the response of the central authorities and the international community.
Is this the end of the deal? Not quite: negotiations with the EU and Ukraine have only recently begun and some areas have already been applied provisionally after the deal was ratified by the EU institutions.
Rimac Automobili grew out of the 28-year-old entrepreneur’s hobby of building and racing electric cars, and today his company provides technological solutions and components for high-end carmakers as well as producing its own supercars.
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