“Airbnb for boats” GetMyBoat reports surge in Southeast European business

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

GetMyBoat, which describes itself as the world’s largest “Airbnb (or Uber) for boats” has seen a dramatic surge in business in Central, Eastern and especially Southeast Europe this summer.

Porsche boosts stake in Croatia’s Rimac to 15.5%

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

Porsche is strengthening its existing partnership with Rimac Automobili after it bought a 10% stake in the Croatian electric super sports car maker last year.

German IoT company Aconno enters Croatian market

bne IntelliNews September 6, 2019

Talented IT experts and proximity to European markets drew Aconno to Croatia, despite concerns over bureaucracy, founder says.

Croatia records EU’s sharpest m/m decline in retail trade in July

bne IntelliNews September 5, 2019

Croatia recorded the sharpest month-on-month decline in retail trade turnover across the EU in July compared to the previous month, a new report from Eurostat said.

UK-based Dechra shifts testing operations to Croatia, Netherlands ahead of Brexit

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 3, 2019

Veterinary medicine company with two centuries of history in England moves analytical testing operations abroad as part of its preparations for a hard Brexit.

Croatia's industrial production increases 3.0% y/y in July

bne IntelliNews September 3, 2019

Growth rebounded in July after a contraction the previous month, and only modest growth since the start of this year.

Croatia’s GDP growth slows to 2.4% y/y in 2Q19

bne IntelliNews August 28, 2019

Despite the slowdown, 2Q19 saw the continuation of steady growth that Croatia has achieved for 20 quarters in a row now.

Europe still has East-West divide in waste generation

bne IntelliNews August 26, 2019

Despite the recent consumer boom, all but one of the eastern EU members produces less waste than any western member, a new study from Eurostat shows.

Fitch sees Bulgaria as next eurozone entrant

bne IntelliNews August 26, 2019

Bulgaria could adopt the European single currency as early as January 2023, says the international rating agency.