Southeast Europe / Tech

Skopje to invest in hydrogen-powered trackless trams in bid to fight air pollution

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 3, 2019

One of the most polluted cities in Europe, North Macedonia’s capital is turning to the cutting edge public transport system pioneered in China, Qatar and Australia.

Romania postpones 5G licenses auction until next year

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 1, 2019

Auctions held up as Bucharest needs time to implement an agreement with the US that is likely to see companies using Chinese Huawei’s technology blocked from bidding.

Croatia’s Greyp to work with blockchain groups on automated vehicle payments

bne IntelliNews October 25, 2019

Pioneering electric bicycle company Greyp announces partnerships with Internet of Things company and non-profit Energy Web Foundation.

Tech unicorn Uipath announces layoffs after media reveal €1mn spending spree on designer chairs

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 25, 2019

Romanian-born UiPath, the world's biggest robotic processing automation (RPA) company, will lay off around 400 people as part of a global reorganisation.

Czech companies dominate Deloitte CE Tech Fast 50 — but new destinations emerge

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow October 21, 2019

Ranking of fastest growing CEE tech companies led by Lithuania’s Voltas IT includes 31 new entrants reflecting hyper rapid pace of tech sector development in the region.