All posts by Claudia Patricolo

Deloitte Upsizes Its Emerging Europe Cyber Intelligence Team

Computer security concept. Virus in program code

Professional services provider Deloitte has established a Cyber Intelligence Centre (CIC) in Budapest for managing cybersecurity in Central Europe, to counter threats targeting financial institutions and other sectors, including the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, mining, telecommunications and entertainment industries, where incidents have ranged from extortion campaigns to business disruptions.

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Czech Real Estate Market Is Top CEE Performer

Prague skyscrapers in blue hour with purple sky. Modern building architecture after sunset. Office center in capital city. Czech republic lighting buildings.

Prague was CEE’s top performer for office investment during the first nine months of 2017, the Czech capital seeing deals worth a total of 746 million euros completed during that period. The rise in investment activity over the past few years reflects growing investor appetite in view of the market’s economic and political stability, transparency and higher returns.

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Moldovan Government Hails Business-Friendly Legal Reforms; NGOs Remain Cool

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, Eastern Europe, 29th June 2017: view to the Parliament Building in Chisinau, Moldova

The Moldovan business environment has positively welcomed a set of laws limiting state abuse of business. The initiative was led by the Democratic Party and will reduce the competences of some state structures, especially of the police, in order to ensure predictability and transparency of state control and create a more favourable environment for doing business. Continue reading Moldovan Government Hails Business-Friendly Legal Reforms; NGOs Remain Cool

Fish in the Bath and Other Christmas Traditions

Christmas Market On The Dome Square With Riga Dome Cathedral In Riga, Latvia. Christmas Tree And Trading Houses With Sale Of Christmas Gifts, Sweets And Mulled Wine. Famous Landmark.

I remember very well my first Christmas in Hungary. One of my colleagues had invited me to a Christmas dinner at his house. It was a cold and snowy day but as soon as I stepped into his home I was hit by the warmth of the fire and a wonderful smell of food. I asked if I could wash my hands. My host pointed me to a door. I almost screamed when I entered the restroom: two carp were happily swimming in the bathtub. Merry Hungarian Christmas, Claudia.

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