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Albania’s PM eyes EU credibility

Albania’s prime minister, Edi Rama, chats to Jacopo Dettoni about his hopes for beginning negotiations to join the EU and how membership talks will change his country’s image among investors.

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France ponders difficult decisions over Chinese FDI

Since his election, president Emmanuel Macron has been on a mission to better control Chinese FDI in France. But doing so without threatening investors is a tricky balancing act, as Cécile Sourbes finds.

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Klaipeda FEZ gets in fast to claim Brexit bonus

Lithuania’s Klaipeda free economic zone is keen to attract UK firms considering relocation into the eurozone, and has some timely solutions prepared, as chief executive Eimantas Kiudulas tells Wendy Atkins.

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Will legal shake-up bring investment and tourism rewards for Albania?

With massive potential in the tourism and energy sectors, Albania is ripe for development. But first it must weed out corruption in the legal system and the property sector, writes Jason Mitchell.

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The Global Lawyer: In Achmea, the EU says ‘achtung baby’ to the world

The theoretical tension between European law and international investment law is no longer theoretical. Michael D Goldhaber reports.

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Can Ukraine convince investors of its good news story?

Still troubled, but not without prospects of an economic revival, can Ukraine overcome political instability and bring investors back? Yuri Bender investigates.

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Estonia's e-residency programme goes deeper, digitally

The e-residency programme launched by Estonia in 2014 – which allows anyone anywhere in the world to start a company in a quick and cheap manner within the EU jurisdiction – is beginning to pay off. Now, as Jacopo Dettoni reports, the country is extending the programme with the launch of a cryptocurrency. 

Iceland’s tourism sector ripe for foreign investment

Iceland’s exploding tourism sector offers a wide variety of investment opportunities, reports Timothy Conley.

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Paris Region president takes pride in challenging prejudices

Paris Region president Valérie Pécresse is keen to inform would-be investors of the area's many charms, but is also aware that doing business in France comes with many preconceptions for outsiders. She explains to Sebastian Shehadi how these barriers are being broken down.

US remains world’s biggest tourism market: WTTC

World Travel & Tourism Council research shows that both the US and UK tourism sectors achieved solid performances in 2017, however political uncertainty and rising competition from other markets pose future long-term challenges. Timothy Conley reports.

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