Central Europe / Features

Movie night at the airport

bne IntelliNews May 24, 2020

Central Europeans in need of a culture fix after weeks of lockdown can now watch films at a growing number of drive-ins and outdoor cinemas opened in car parks, airport aprons and other open spaces as restrictions are eased.

CONFERENCE CALL: 5G to turbocharge post-COVID recovery

Ivana Jovanovic in Stuttgart May 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has been a fertile breeding ground for 5G conspiracy theories, and legitimate concerns about security still need to be addressed, but rolling out 5G mobile networks in Europe could give economies a much-needed boost.

Poland’s daily COVID-19 tally soars to nearly 600 as epidemic hits country’s coal mines

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 13, 2020

Outbreak piles further pressure on Poland's coal sector that is already grappling with competition from cheaper imports, mild winters and the development of renewable energy sources.

Retail sales under lockdown across Central and Eastern Europe are sinking

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2020

A worldwide lockdown has created havoc for retailers as their customers are forced to stay at home. There has been a little respite as sales in March surged due to panic buying but that has given way to a lockdown that keeps stores closed

Infratech investment pioneer IPM tackles the big themes of the coming decades

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow April 24, 2020

IPM plans to raise a $1bn fund to invest into the intersection between infrastructure and technology where some of the biggest growth stories of this century are found, its managing partner Marian Bocek tells bne IntelliNews.