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generating investmtent

Basque Country development chief hopes tax breaks will power energy investment

Courtney Fingar talks to Arantxa Tapia, minister for economic development and infrastructure of the Basque Country, about the challenges of generating enough renewable energy to meet the needs of its substantial industrial sector.

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Grape expectations: how Bordeaux went from 'Sleeping Beauty' to FDI hotspot

Bordeaux enjoys the many tourists and the association with quality that its eponymous wine brings, but the French city is busy developing business clusters in other sectors – and is attracting plenty of investment, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

the story behind

The story behind Poland's FDI success

Poland has broken into the top three in the European rankings for FDI destinations – though rising labour costs are having an effect.

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Will Istanbul construction flurry boost Erdogan in the polls?

Istanbul is undergoing major infrastructure projects to match the ambitions of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Yet the future of both hinges on the outcome of the country's June 24 elections, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

lille success

Lille: success by design

When Lille beat Sydney to be named World Capital of Design 2020, a few eyebrows were raised. But locals say the French city’s combination of a pleasant environment, well connected location and hi-tech expertise will keep it in the spotlight. Courtney Fingar reports. 

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Kharkiv looks to challenge eastern Ukraine preconceptions

The city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has managed to shield itself from the separatist violence in the region and is now redoubling its efforts to attract foreign investment through imaginative cultural offerings and drives to improve transparency and efficiency. Courtney Fingar reports.

Kreshnik Bekteshi

Macedonia on path to EU says economy minister

Kreshnik Bekteshi, minster of economy for Macedonia, talks to Sebastian Shehadi about its business-friendly incentives and positive steps towards EU integration, and why the country is more than just a source of cheap labour. 

Gregg Wassmansdorf

View from the Americas: US self-inflicted turbulence can't shake economy off course

Despite a strong economy, the US has announced tariffs on aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico and the EU, to the consternation of these countries and the bemusement of observers. Gregg Wassmansdorf ponders the consequences.

Moldova elections show a country stuck between Russia and EU

Moldova’s impressive FDI performance may be threatened if the country swings fully into Russia’s orbit during the upcoming elections. Emerson Davis reports.

micro malta

Economy minister makes macro plans for micro-Malta

Chris Cardona, Malta's minister for the economy, investment and small business, tells Sebastian Shehadi that the small country can think big thanks to its human resources, favourable location and English language skills. 

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The Tuscan city of Florence is best known for the treasures of its past, but a focus on the four key sectors of culture, education, fashion and lifestyle, and high technology is taking the local economy into the future.

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