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Aragon’s three routes to industrial success

Built on the three pillars of automotives, logistics and agribusiness, Aragon has secured itself a place in Spain’s industrial success story. Jason Mitchell reports on how the region thrives in a variety of fields.

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Bordeaux mayor looks to magnetise investors

Bordeaux mayor Alain Juppé has ambitious plans to create 100,000 new jobs by 2030, and is leveraging the French city's world-class reputation for wine to attract other investment with the Magnetic Bordeaux campaign. He talks to Courtney Fingar.

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Attali says French reforms will pay off

French economist, writer, political adviser and senior civil servant Jacques Attali tells Courtney Fingar why he backs president Emmanuel Macron's reform plans, and explains why adult education is one of the most important areas of reform.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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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