UK pledges £5.9bn to R&D

The UK's research and development sector has received a massive boost with the announcement that the government has allocated an extra £5.9bn of funding to the sector.

Derby expected to get an FDI boost

The Infinity Park enterprise zone in Derby has been granted enterprise zone status, which is expected to boost its attractiveness to investors.

Lilianne Ploumen

Netherlands foreign trade minister takes the co-operative approach

The Dutch minister for foreign trade and development co-operation, Lilianne Ploumen, talks about competition, complacency and why partnering with developing countries is a win-win situation.

Industrial strength

Minister of economy keen to build on Romania's industrial strength

Romanian minister of economy Constantin Niță is confident that the country's political stability will allow it to build on its status as a manufacturing and energy powerhouse. 

A new start for a new Romania

A new start for a new Romania?

Romania’s presidential election in November delivered a surprise victory for Klaus Iohannis, an outsider on an anti-corruption ticket. But as the country's economy shows signs of growth, concerns remain about its outdated infrastructure and uneven legislation

Nikolai Snopkov

Belarus economy minister looks to maintain FDI intensity

Attracting investment to Belarus has been a priority in the country for a number of years. However, as the country's minister of economy, Nikolai Snopkov, told Courtney Fingar at an investment forum in London, the country can and will do better when it comes to FDI.

What now for English LEPs

After the referendum: what now for English LEPs?

Following the rejection of independence in the Scottish referendum in September 2014, the promises made to Scotland regarding further devolution have led English regions to demand the same. Roz Hanna speaks to investment agencies and LEPs in some key UK regions to see if the prospect of further devolved powers can help in their bid to attract FDI.

Madrid

Madrid leads Spain's FDI recovery

Spain's economic success stories have been thin on the ground since the onset of the global financial crisis, but that is changing, with capital city Madrid leading the country's charge across the hi-tech, transport and real estate sectors.

Latvia looks to make the most of its spell in the spotlight

Latvia looks to make the most of its spell in the spotlight

Between its EU presidency and Riga's year as European Capital of Culture, Latvia is not letting the festering stand-off between Russia and Ukraine dent its economic confidence. 

A testing ground

Estonia's tech-savvy secret weapon

Tartu, Estonia's second city, has a small population but great ambitions to attract tech companies. Could it become the new testing lab of Europe? 

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