Terrorist attacks and a volatile political climate are taking their toll on Turkey’s FDI potential.
According to its mayor, Hungary’s Kecskemét has attracted major companies such as Mercedes-Benz with its flexible, creative and productive workforce. This is thanks to an educational system that combines the Kodály method with a strong vocational focus, she tells Courtney Fingar.
Tech investors in the UK are demanding more clarity from the government on immigration law, saying uncertainty in the face of Brexit is jeopardising the country’s pre-eminence.
Foreign trade and investment is growing in the 11 Nordics and Baltic Sea Region countries, and there are still plenty of cost-competitive opportunities, especially in the tech sector. Sebastian Shehadi reports.
The Hungarian automotive components and automotive OEM sectors show promising growth, reports Julia Klötzer.
Armenian prime minister Karen Karapetyan wants his government to create an environment that welcomes creative and entrepreneurial minds. But, as he tells Courtney Fingar, he is also determined to ensure that the country’s population is on board with whatever changes lie ahead.
More money than ever is being invested in renewable energy. But given the ambitious long-term targets, the EU could show a little more leadership.
While Ireland and Apple are appealing a European Commission ruling that their tax arrangements amounted to selective treatment, other European countries are hoping for a share in the recovered €13bn if the decision is upheld. Philippa Maister reports.
Hungary’s politics – perceived by some as insular – might have drawn flak, but they have certainly not deterred investors. Officials say the country’s stability is successfully attracting FDI as well as substantial reinvestment, while exports recently hit a high, as Courtney Fingar reports.
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