EBRD: Pace of emerging Europe economic growth slows as global outlook weakens

EBRD in London November 6, 2019

The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the Eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, acc

Erdogan makes an enemy of VW’s trade unions

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2019

Labour representatives “repudiate approval” of automaker’s plan to build plant in Turkey while violence in Syria continues.

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.

30 years after fall of Berlin Wall Pew poll finds progress but a values fault line lies across Europe

Ben Aris in Berlin October 22, 2019

With the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall due in November the Pew Research Center has released a report looking at how attitudes to democracy, liberal values and market economies have developed in the last 30 years.

Serbia, Croatia join race for VW plant but carmaker ‘not actively looking for alternative to Turkey’ as things stand

bne IntelliNews October 22, 2019

German auto giant, fearing reputational damage by association following Turkish invasion of Syria, is taking stock of situation.

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.

Mass protests in Croatia after gang rape suspects released

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow October 21, 2019

Protesters in Zagreb and other major cities urge changes to the Criminal Code, as President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic says Croatia "must not turn a blind eye to violence".