Voters prepare to punish their ruling parties in European Parliament elections

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2019

Following domestic political scandals in several Central and Southeast European member states, many voters just want to give their ruling parties a kicking in this week's EU-wide vote.

Hyundai signs €80mn partnership deal with Croatia's Rimac Automobili

bne IntelliNews May 14, 2019

Rimac has grabbed the attention of international carmakers as the industry focus shifts towards electric vehicles.

COMMENT: Chinese engagement in CESEE: paper dragons and false inevitabilities?

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna, Marcus How of Vienneast in Vienna May 3, 2019

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is no less than an attempt by the Chinese to reshape the international order, but it has acted as a strategic opportunist and has no clear development plan.

Poland leads CEE charge against “centralised” and “multi-speed” EU

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 2, 2019

Warsaw wants the EU to devolve more powers to national governments and opposes deeper integration of some – mostly Western – member states in specific policy areas.

Croatia looks for Chinese lifeline for troubled shipbuilder Uljanik

bne IntelliNews May 1, 2019

Top-level delegation from China Shipbuilding Corporation visits Croatian shipyards after Zagreb declines to back €1bn restructuring plan.

Croatia positions itself in high-end of tourism sector with luxury marina opening

bne IntelliNews April 28, 2019

Croatia faces stiff competition from the reviving Turkish and Egyptian markets for budget tourists, but with the opening of the luxurious ACI Marina Rovinj and new cruise terminal in Zadar it is wooing tourists at the higher end of the market.

COLCHIS: Media Sustainability in Eurasia: What does the Data Say?

Ashwed Patil of Keshif April 25, 2019

Southeast Europe enjoys a largely free and vibrant press, but an index developed by consultant Keshif shows that the press is coming under pressure and diversity and quality are slipping.