Every third Estonian, out of a population of 1.3 million, lives in the capital city and together they produce half of the country’s GDP. Having no major industries, Estonia’s capital prides itself on its highly developed knowledge- and technology-based sectors. Arvo Sarapuu, deputy mayor of Tallinn, spoke to Emerging Europe about his city’s advantages and challenges. Continue reading Tallinn is an e-City Working With its People to Also Be a Green City
Pavle Radunović, Minister for Sustainable Development and Tourism in Montenegro, told Emerging Europe that the government plans to remove the development gap between the southern and northern parts of the country.
Tomas Macura, mayor of Ostrava, told Emerging Europe that his city needs to continue its transformation from traditional industries to innovative sectors and is changing its approach in order to attract more investment, for example, in business services.
Stanislav Frnka, country manager for Poland at HB Reavis, spoke to Emerging Europe about the company’s operations in the UK and Central and Eastern Europe and the prospects for real estate investments.
Bruno Le Corre, managing director at Bouygues Immobilier Polska, spoke to Emerging Europe about what makes Poland a prospective market for residential and office real estate.
Bogumił Sobula, deputy mayor of Katowice, spoke to Emerging Europe about the new legislative initiative that aims to award Katowice and Upper Silesia the status of metropolitan areas, which will be an important element for investors.
Jacek Jaśkowiak, mayor of Poznań, spoke to Emerging Europe about the new real estate projects awaiting investors as well as the growth of the IT, business services and the automotive sector.
Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kyiv, tells Emerging Europe that, as a former boxer, he will fight to protect the foreign investors who decide to do business in Ukraine’s capital city.
Alan Aleksandrowicz, CEO of InvestGDA, or the Gdańsk Economic Development Agency, spoke to Emerging Europe, about the opportunities that the City offers in the maritime and BPO sectors.
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, mayor of Warsaw, told Emerging Europe that, with its relatively low density, Poland’s capital city offers a lot of opportunities for real estate investors, especially on the right bank of the Vistula River.
Adriana Krnáčová, mayor of Prague, speaks to Emerging Europe about the city’s first visit to MIPIM, as well as about the capital city’s development strategy (together with the cities of Brno and Ostrava).
Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała, deputy mayor of Gdynia, speaks to Emerging Europe about investment opportunities for building new developments on the city’s waterfront as well as the other sectors the city wants to promote.