Spain's June regional elections saw the country's two major parties loose votes, with most regions failing to choose a majority party.
In 2014, Madrid was the most popular destination in Spain for FDI in the IT and software sectors.
Eurotorg has expanded rapidly in the past few years, growing from a small, local grocery chain into an international operation, with stores in three countries as well as an online service. Its challenge now is to maintain this momentum over the long term.
Special economic zones are being developed across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent states. Their success will rest on their ability to overcome bureaucracy and customs issues. Jason Mitchell reports on the effects across the region.
Arkadiusz Bak of Poland’s ministry of economy explains why some of the country’s smaller cities should not be overlooked by foreign investors, but stresses that these locations also have to take a more proactive approach to FDI.
In recent years, co-working environments have gained huge popularity among start-ups. Michal Kaczmarski asks whether shared office spaces can also become a viable alternative for foreign companies entering new markets.
The European Commission's idea of an international adjudication court has garnered plenty of support. However, opposition from within the US may render it a non-starter.
While the cities of eastern Poland appear to be well located – offering access to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania as well as links to Warsaw – the reality for many of them is one of infrastructural shortfall, as Courtney Fingar discovers.
Piotr Grzymowicz, mayor of the Polish city of Olsztyn, speaks to fDi about the various projects underway to boost the region's investment attractiveness, including the upgrades to the city's notoriously poor transport infrastructure.
While the region of Wallonia stands out in Belgium for its aerospace offering, its reputation for excellence in the sector goes around the world, and is demonstrated by the number of country partnerships and international clients it can boast.
fDi On Location: Florence
The Tuscan city of Florence is best known for the treasures of its past, but a focus on the four key sectors of culture, education, fashion and lifestyle, and high technology is taking the local economy into the future.
fDi Intelligence has a portfolio of related products that enable you to get the targeted foreign investment information you need for your role:
To compare investment incentives for locations worldwide, click here
To benchmark locations for investment projects, click here
For real-time crossborder greenfield investment data on all sectors and locations, click here
For bespoke reports on companies, locations or sectors, click here
Most popular content
European Cities & Regions of the Future 2012/13
fDi Magazine investigates all the issues that concern foreign investors as they expand into new markets. Talking to corporate decision makers as well as government leaders, and backed by the hard data produced by our proprietary world-leading FDI databases, the editorial team provides an up-to-date image of the ever changing global investment landscape. Insightful coverage highlights the many opportunities and risks that await investors around the world. fDi is published bi-monthly.
Click here to find out more about subscribing to the magazine.
Find out more about the magazine and advertising opportunities in the 2014 Media Pack.