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Hauts-de-France extends hand of friendship to Brexit-bound UK

In the run up to the UK leaving the EU in 2019, the French region of Hauts-de-France is positioning itself as a top destination for UK companies. But unlike others in Europe, it favours fostering two-way arrangements, as Cécile Sourbes reports.

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China chows Belarus intentions with Great Stone investment

Belarus is forging relations with China to reduce its reliance on Russia, and a key project under construction is an industrial park near Minsk that has the approval of both heads of state. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Cities bid for blockchain supremacy

Everyone wants to be a blockchain leader – but what does it take and which cities can make good on it? Erika Morphy reports.

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Castile and León looks to exploit low costs and stability

Castile and León in Spain is banking on its low-cost land and political stability to attract investors. Its established sectors of carmaking, agriculture and pharma are enjoying growth, along with tourism, which is on the rise. Jason Mitchell reports.

Leipzig steps up

Leipzig steps up to become European investment hub

Leipzig’s reputation as a centre for trade dates back to Europe’s ancient trade routes. Now the city acts as a gateway to younger EU states and hosts a raft of hi-tech and growth industries, as Wendy Atkins reports.

Leipzig sparks to life as energy hub

As host to the European Energy Exchange, Leipzig is enjoying a growing reputation as an energy hub and attracting an increasing number of companies from the sector. Wendy Atkins reports.

Leipzig small pleasures

Small pleasures: is Leipzig the new Berlin?

With an internationally recognised orchestra and successful football club, Leipzig scores highly for culture among locals and newcomers alike, who enjoy its low cost of living and compact size. Wendy Atkins reports.

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Leipzig targets safe and prosperous environment for start-ups

Leipzig boasts a close proximity to Berlin but comes without the capital’s costs, factors behind the city boasting about 200 start-ups covering a diverse number of fields. Wendy Atkins reports.

Klaipeda gas

Klaipeda gives Lithuania a gas-powered independence

The construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal at Klaipeda has enabled Lithuania to broaden its energy sources where once it had to rely on Russia. The resultant cut in costs has boosted the economy and benefited investors in the local free trade zone. Natasha Turak reports.

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Leipzig auto industry goes from strength to strength

Leipzig’s location near major road and air connections has helped it build a substantial automotive hub over the past 15 years, attracting such high-profile names as Porsche and BMW, as well as parts suppliers and logistics companies. Wendy Atkins reports.

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