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Valmiera mayor highlights micro-city's personal touch

The mayor of Valmiera in Latvia tells Sebastian Shehadi how his small city is making investors feel at home.

Martin Kaspar

View from Europe: What Europe could learn from China’s Belt and Road

Europe may look askance at China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative but it has few ideas of its own.

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Is the era of the sweat shop coming to an end?

With links to exploitative labour conditions now hugely damaging to a fashion house's reputation, how is the industry reacting?

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Italy's EGP takes long view on alternative energy

Enel Green Power has capitalised on Italy’s long-held expertise in the field to become a leader in renewable energy.

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Debrecen’s automotive sector moves through the gears

Hungary's second city has landed an impressive amount of auto sector investment. 

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Medway lands on runway to investment

Medway Council in Kent is hoping to transform part of a former runway into a hi-tech innovation centre.

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Frankfurt (Oder) makes the most of its connections

Frankfurt (Oder) is attracting international investment, as well as commuters from nearby Berlin.

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Frankfurt (Oder) lord mayor offers an international flavour

The lord mayor of Frankfurt (Oder) tells fDi how incentives, transport links and space are attracting companies to its industrial clusters.

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Latvian PM looks to keep tech transition moving

Latvia's prime minister talks to fDi about recent elections and the country's early-mover 5G network advantage.

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UK seeks a cybersecurity blanket

High-profile data breaches in the UK have pushed the topic of cybersecurity to the fore, leading the the launch of a £1.9bn government-backed strategy.

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