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But poorer and often coal-dependent countries, many from Central Europe, feel they're already endangering their economies by agreeing to the existing targets, and aren't keen to go any further. The stakes are huge as the Commission, Parliament and member countries haggle this year over the ...
Fighter jets from the north-east have been deployed to Eastern Europe with orders to protect the area from Russian intrusions. Four Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth have touched down in Romania as part of Nato's enhanced air policing mission. The Baltic defence was instigated in 2004 but has ...

CENTRAL/EASTERN EUROPE. The Central and Eastern Europe Travel Retail Association (CEETRA) is to host its second Travel Retail Forum in Budapest on 30 May. It will be hosted by Budapest Airport. The programme will include an update about pressing issues for travel retailers and airports in the ...
Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Poland are among the countries in Central Europe and Eurasia given particularly dishonourable mentions in the latest annual World Press Freedom Index released on April 25 by Reporters Without Borders. Warning that “hostility towards ...
Smyths to buy Toys “R” Us stores in Central Europe. The Irish toy retailer will pay nearly US$100 million to acquire and rebrand TRU's 93 stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. By Elizabeth Foster. April 23, 2018. Irish retailer Smyths Toys Superstores is set to acquire Toys “R” Us operations in Germany, Austria and ...
Today, separatist conflicts are the main threat for stability in many countries in the post-Soviet space. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, several conflicts have broken out in the region. While many European policy-makers focus on Crimea, Abkhazia and Transnistria, the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ...

Similar to PE investments, majority of EMEA VC money went into North America and Asia, with €2.3bn and €1bn, respectively, in the 2018 study period; Private equity fundraising in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) saw a significant growth in 2017. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence's data, ...
As capital allocations to real estate continue to increase, some money is earmarked for western or Central Europe, but not all of it, as investors are increasingly willing to look beyond the well-trodden markets. 'There is new money allocated every year and the borders between CEE and SEE are under strain ...
Today, separatist conflicts are the main threat for stability in many countries in the post-Soviet space. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, several conflicts have broken out in the region. While many European policy-makers focus on Crimea, Abkhazia and Transnistria, the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ...
Nine of the countries that are at serious risk of losing a large proportion of their population over the coming decades are from Eastern Europe, whose younger generations have moved to the West to find a job. This is stated in a Bloomberg report, based on UN data, cited by FOCUS. The document notes that ...
Honda Aircraft and its dealer HondaJet Central Europe celebrated the entry-into-service of the first HondaJet in the region, debuting the aircraft in a recent ceremony at Chopin-Warsaw Airport. Polish operator Jet Story will manage the aircraft, which will be available for charter in Europe, the UK, Russia, ...
"Is Belarus, the future Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe? This is the ambition of the Belarussian government, says its foreign minister. "In 2005 we have created a high-tech network here and today they export almost 1 billion dollar services abroad, says Vladimir Makei, Foreign Minister of the Republic of ...
On March 13th 2018, Two Paths (New York) and Avenue Strategies Global (Washington) signed a contract and registered in the United States under FARA (Foreign Agent Registration Act) which is administered by the Department of Justice. Marlen Kruzhkov, head of Two Paths, represented Yulia ...
Then comes aggressive marketing, usually pushing an essential or known feature as new through intricate wording. Sad but true. Because something out of ordinary is too much of a financial and social-acceptance risk in Eastern Europe. As well as in case of failure you're likely to be remembered for it, and ...
China's Belt and Road Initiative – A project of trade and diplomacy. China's ambitious quest to recreate the ancient trade routes into Europe is slowly taking shape. What does China's growing presence mean for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus? April 18, 2018 - Mihai Chihaia ...
For many of us, sleeping on a concrete floor with a group of strangers while it pours with rain outside would likely qualify as a low point on a holiday. But for Perth cyclist Cilia Pallavicini, the experience was among the highlights of an 800km bike trip she and friend Lut Coremans took through Croatia, ...
Velox has been present in Eastern Europe for more than 10 years and is strengthening its activities in these markets. The company operates local offices and sales networks in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary, and established its Russian office in Moscow in April 2017.

AUSTRIAN banks, whose rush into eastern Europe after communist rule ended made them among the biggest lenders in the region, are poised to return to a decade-old debate over who pays for a local unit's failure, a top central banker said. Austrian authorities believe eastern European host countries ...
The Maidan events and the subsequent war became catalysts for the revitalisation of Orthodox churches and the revival of a volunteer movement, as well leading to a demarcation between a pro-Ukrainian minority and a passive majority. Despite the ongoing disputes about canonicity and church status, ...
In 1991, when the West was busy celebrating its victory in the Cold War and the apparent spread of liberal democracy to all corners of the world, the political scientist Samuel Huntington issued a warning against excessive optimism. In an article for the Journal of Democracy titled “Democracy's Third Wave,” ...
In Between Europe is a podcast that discusses politics and current events in Central Europe, bringing you experts and a history minute for each episode. The show is hosted by Zselyke Csaky and Gergely Romsics. Zselyke Csaky is a senior researcher at Freedom House's Nations in Transit publication.
"The first in Central Europe Centre for Genomic Research will open at the Uzhgorod National University later this year. The corresponding agreement was reached during the visit of Professor Volodymyr Smolanka, the rector of the Uzhgorod National University, to the Beijing Genomics Institute, which is one ...
Rotting Christ frontman Sakis Tolis and his brother were detained in Georgia on suspicion of terrorism allegedly based on the band's name - pair later released without charge. Shares. null. Rotting Christ frontman Sakis Tolis has revealed that he and his brother were arrested in the Eastern European ...
Eastern Europe's factories are already well automated. New robot installations in the Czech Republic rose 40 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to the International Federation of Robotics. Today there are around 101 robots for every 10,000 workers. And more machines are coming as companies ...
Two decades after the war that tore their country apart, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina are still hoping to join the European Union. It's a dream that some don't wait for, as several thousands flee to the West in hope of a better life. While others, less conformist, choose to stay in order to rebuild what has ...
Bitcoinist is proud to bring the Blockchain and cryptocurrency industry the second year of the exclusive Blockchaineum 2.0 conference on May 23 in Budapest, Hungary. Europe's 'Blockchain Without Borders'. Focusing on bringing Blockchain technology into new spheres of the global economy, ...
We believe that Belarus may become a regional leader in high tech and IT and become a Silicon Valley in Eastern Europe and the CIS region. We have examples of very successful collaborations between american and european investors and belarusian teams in our High Tech Park. and i suppose this is ...
Toys “R” Us receives financing in Asia, Central Europe. With interim approval for US$80 million in bankruptcy financing, Toys "R" Us has reportedly received multiple bids of more than US$1 billion for an 85% stake in its Asian operations. By Elizabeth Foster. April 12, 2018. As Toys “R” Us continues the process of shuttering ...
Last year saw the democracy score drop in 19 out of 29 countries with central and eastern Europe — seeing the greatest decline fuelled by the political environment in Hungary and Poland. Hungary's score has fallen for 10 consecutive years, while Poland recorded the largest decline in a single year in the ...
Brussels wants to make it illegal for food and drink multinationals to sell inferior versions of well-known brands to customers in eastern Europe, after studies suggested hundreds of products were involved in the practice. An EU directive banning so-called “dual food” was announced on Wednesday following ...
The orange snow was first seen falling from the sky throughout Eastern Europe in late March. Since then, the phenomenon has drawn comparisons to Martian-like landscapes across social media. But, as Lydia Smith of The Independent reports, there's a perfectly normal explanation for the orange-tinged ...
For the fifth year in a row, Tbilisi International Airport has been named one of the best airports in Eastern Europe at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018, held last week in Stockholm. TAV Georgia (Tbilisi and Batumi International Airports) reports that as a result of surveying air-travelers, the International ...
BPO major Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) is scouting for acquisitions in South America and Eastern Europe as it looks to further strengthen its capabilities for supporting clients across geographies like North America, UK and Europe. The company, which has recently bought AxisPoint Health for $14 ...
In what appears to be an event straight out of science fiction, parts of Eastern Europe looked like Mars after being covered in orange-tinted snow. Areas such as the Sochi region in Russia and parts of Bulgaria and Romania reported orange snow. The orange snow was first spotted on March 23 and it came ...
From art and architecture to world-renowned beer and soul-stirring music, experience the essence of Eastern Europe with the Chamber as we visit Prague & Vienna! Stroll across the medieval Charles Bridge for picturesque views of the Vltava River and Prague Castle. Wander at will down the cobblestoned lanes of ...
When Asseco South Eastern Europe SA. (WSE:ASE) announced its most recent earnings (31 December 2017), I did two things: looked at its past earnings track record, then look at what is happening in the industry. Understanding how Asseco South Eastern Europe performed requires a benchmark rather ...
New Eastern Europe was a media partner of the event. GCSP's Director, Ambassador Christian Dussey gave opening remarks, followed by Adam Koniuszewski's presentation on General Kosciuszko's life. History. General Kosciuszko fought for human rights and defended the ideals of freedom, justice and ...
The Czech Republic has the highest levels of toxic emissions caused by drivers, in a study of 25 European countries conducted by The Eco Experts. It found that Poland, Estonia, Croatia and Slovakia ranked in the top five counties for noxious drivers, making Eastern Europe the most toxic region in the ...
A review of Ukraine: Democratisation, Corruption and the New Russian Imperialism. By: Taras Kuzio. Publisher: Praeger, Santa Barbara, CA, 2015. March 28, 2018 - Maxim Rust - Stories and ideas. A protester at EuroMaidan/ Image by Ivan Bandura. The majority of books focusing on Ukraine which have been published ...
It might be grey and miserable where you are right now, but over in Eastern Europe, a natural phenomenon is transforming landscapes into a real-life sepia filter. Several countries are seeing an influx of orange snow. No, that's not some dodgy euphemism; the snow is actually the result of sand from the ...
But why did some people in Eastern Europe last week see the world in sepia tones? ... The low-pressure system propelled the dust along before it finally made its way back to the ground over parts of Eastern Europe, said Martin Bowles, an expert with the Met Office, Britain's meteorological service.
Wariness of Russia is a safeguard of independence for countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a Polish journalist has said, referring to a planned gas link ... Piotr Lisiewicz, a current-affairs commentator for two conservative media outlets in Poland, said that the countries of Central and Eastern Europe can ...
The weak Russian rouble, low living costs and competitively-priced accommodation account for the improved value of taking a break in Moscow, according to the tenth annual Post Office Travel Money City Costs Barometer. Eastern Europe dominates the list of best value capitals for UK tourists – taking the ...
Dust from a sandstorm in the Sahara is causing snow in eastern Europe to turn orange, transforming mountainous regions of Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and Romania into Mars-like landscapes. The striking scenes are believed to be created by a mix of sand, dust and pollen particles stirred up and swept ...
Orange-tinted snow did blanket parts of Eastern Europe on Friday and over the weekend, creating eerie post-Apocalyptic scenes and baffling people from countries like Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova, the BBC reported. Documentation of the strange snow appeared all over social media, ...
The country was first occupied by the Red Army in June 1940 under the umbrella of the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, whereby the two totalitarian states divided Eastern Europe into spheres of influence. One year later, the Nazi Army invaded the Soviet Union, occupying Estonia until 1944, when the ...
Snow is supposed to be white. Unless it's a snowcone, any other color is, well, odd. Don't eat the yellow snow, as they say. Skiers and snowboarders in Eastern Europe woke up to a weird site this weekend: a blanket of fresh orange snow. It happened because of a massive sandstorm—one so big that ...
The region of Eastern Europe includes the following countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia. The structure of these countries, their economic development etc. are different. Some of them are the members of the EU, and other not. That is why countries of ...
SINGAPORE: Forget familiar holiday destinations like central Europe and Japan, Singaporeans are increasingly expanding their travel footprint to include places such as the Balkans, the Baltic states and East Africa, said the Singapore Outbound Travel Agents Association. It is offering a range of travel ...
In this work, I'll share data on Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, which are not important segments for U.S.-listed drillers with jack-up exposure (Ensco (ESV), Noble Corp. (NE), Seadrill (SDRL) and Rowan (RDC)). However, I wanted to make the series a comprehensive guide on supply fundamentals, ...



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