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Albania’s finance minister: European dreams still alive

Albania’s minister of finance and economy Arben Ahmetaj says the country's European identity and reform plans cannot be extinguished.

Companies ‘have cut investment into UK due to Brexit’, finds Baker McKenzie

Ongoing uncertainty about the future of UK-EU relations is already having a significant impact on EU27 businesses, while the UK is seeing reduced trade and investment and fewer skills crossing the Channel, according to Baker McKenzie’s recent survey. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Slow and steady Poland makes strides in FDI

Improved living standards and a disciplined workforce are just two factors in Poland’s strong FDI growth, says Paweł Chorąży, Poland’s undersecretary of state in the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development. He spoke to Courtney Fingar during a central European investment forum in London in June 2018.

OPEC keen to show it’s on board with UN sustainable energy targets

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries threw their weight behind UN sustainable energy goals – along with the “bedrock” of petroleum – at a recent forum. Courtney Fingar reports.

Macedonia-Greece name change accord is bittersweet for FDI

Greece and Macedonia have signed an accord that formally ends a decades-long dispute. While this is positive news for Macedonia’s EU accession, political tensions have been stoked. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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World Cup kicks off Moscow's infrastructure upgrade

Moscow is ready to host key matches in the 2018 World Cup, topping off years of rebuilding its sports and hospitality infrastructure. But much has yet to be done to fully modernise the city, while international sanctions are still biting, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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View from Europe: Is India's return to protectionism going under the radar?

By focusing on the US/China trade war, Europeans are missing the rise of Indian protectionism, writes Martin G Kaspar.

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Is France sending mixed signals on AI?

The French government has shown its ambition to become a global leader in artificial intelligence, but experts fear its proposal to limit foreign investment in some new technologies could derail these efforts. Cécile Sourbes reports. 

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Aragon's bright future: how FDI is transforming the Spanish region

Aragon is one of Spain's best performing autonomous communities, which is testament to its favourable location, highly skilled workforce and expertise in sectors such as automobile manufacturing. Jason Mitchell speaks to president Javier Lambán about how foreign investment can move the region to another level.

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Aragon’s R&D scene is digital by design

Aragon’s culture of innovation has put it at the cutting edge of R&D – and is helping the region to build a bridge to China. Jason Mitchell reports.

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