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BUCHAREST BLOG: New faces, new policies, but the same old uncertainty

December 5, 2019

Romania’s new government is preparing to undo some of the measures taken by its predecessors that dismayed investors, but with a shaky majority and elections already looming the scope for improvements is limited.

BUCHAREST BLOG: A game of musical chairs

August 28, 2019

Romania’s ruling coalition has collapsed and the government’s future is unclear, but after years of top-level personnel changes, policy reversals and mass protests, investors are already used to the climate of uncertainty.

BUCHAREST BLOG: Anti-EU discourse intensifies as Romania takes over EU Council presidency

January 8, 2019

Once a staunch enthusiast for deeper EU integration, Bucharest has been engaged in a war of words with the European Commission over the controversial overhaul of criminal and justice legislation.

BUCHAREST BLOG: Southeast Europe steps up its FDI challenge

September 28, 2017

Tightening labour markets are undermining the investment case for Central Europe, but its labour productivity and infrastructure still give it an advantage.

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