An ambassadorial approach to FDI

Unbiased knowledge and high-level contacts are paramount for successful FDI, something that the usual specialist agencies and local partners cannot always offer. But a new service, run by former UK diplomats, is now helping high-profile companies safeguard their investments regardless of economic, political or legal uncertainties.

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Slovakia: reforms fuel recovery prospects

With its place at the heart of Europe and a skilled labour force with a strong work ethic, Slovakia is well-placed to attract more investment, especially after the government introduced reforms to challenge corruption and make regional incentives more accessible to foreign companies.


Yerevan mayor treasures the old while seeking new investments

As Armenia's capital of Yerevan takes its first steps towards the privatisation of key public services, mayor Karen Karapetyan tells Courtney Fingarof his priorities for this ancient city, and his hopes for improvements in relations with neighbouring countries

Think Tank Aug 2011

Ukraine’s potential tempts pioneer spirit

Ukraine has recently underperformed compared with its neighbours in terms of FDI inflows, but for bold investors, the potential is there for rich returns.

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Montenegro offers a safe harbour for the jet set

Montenegro has become a playground for the world's billionaires -- with its revamped resorts offering an ideal place to party.

View from Europe: where next for the euro?

The euro project now needs strong political leadership if it is to survive the widening gap between its northern and southern members, says Douglas Clark

Barbara Kudrycka

Polish science and education minister eyes research hub status

New legislation will make the country’s already intensive science and research activity more market oriented and business friendly, according to science and higher education minister Barbara Kudrycka

View from Europe June/July 2011

Inward investment agencies shouldn't overlook small and medium-sized enterprises when it comes to getting on the road back to growth, writes Douglas Clark


Tbilisi hopes infrastructure improvement, location will boost economy

Tbilisi is well placed between continents to be a trade, transport and tourism hub. Its mayor tells Courtney Fingarhow rail developments and regenerating its old town will realise these goals

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Wallonia's aeronautical industry sets out its stall at Paris Air Show

The dominant player in Belgium's aerospace sector, Wallonia is out to prove at Le Bourget this year that it has what it takes to remain competitive in the face of increasing demand, despite the value of its exports falling dramatically due to the global financial crisis

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