“Belarus-Turkey cooperation has huge potential. It is not just another popular phrase mentioned during bilateral talks. It is true. There are huge opportunities for expanding mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation. Now, the Belarus-Turkey trade stands at $400 million, but it is obvious that the figure fails to reflect the existing opportunities. Belarus and Turkey are mutually complementary in the industrial sphere,” said Elnur Osmanov, Deputy Coordinator of the Turkey-Eurasian Business Councils in the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) under the aegis of the Turkish Economy Ministry, in Grodno on August 12. Continue reading Belarus-Turkey Investment Forum to increase investment and trade between the two countries
Despite difficult financial conditions and increasing competition, the first six months of 2015 brought revenues of $316.7 million for High-Tech Park in Minsk, thus exceeding the figure for the same period of 2014 by 30 per cent. Continue reading High-Tech Park in Minsk is growing rapidly
The Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) invites business people to the largest and most prestigious event from the series SARIO BUSINESS LINK — the Slovak Matchmaking Fair 2015, which will take place on November 10, 2015 in Bratislava. Continue reading The Slovak Matchmaking Fair open for registration
The 25th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój is scheduled on 8-10 September, 2015. “How to build strong Europe? Strategies for the future” is the title of the plenary session opening this year’s Forum. Participants in the debates will be looking for answers to the main challenges that the Old Continent has to address in the face of internal and external threats. The discussion will concentrate on economic and political issues inside the community, as well as security issues connected with the situation in Ukraine and North Africa. Continue reading Towards a resilient Europe, strategies for the future
In the latest edition of the Martin Prosperity Institute’s annual Global Creativity Index 2015, Belarus ranked 37th, not only higher than other Eurasian Economic Union country but also better than some of the country’s EU neighbours like Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Continue reading Belarus is the most creative EEU country
On 10 September 2015, the Municipality of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city, jointly with InvestBulgaria Agency, is organising the Outsourcing Destination Bulgaria Business Forum. The city has established itself as the second largest centre of investments in the sector of IT and outsourcing business process in Bulgaria, after the capital, Sofia.
Slovenia is the fastest growing innovation follower and the regional leader and the only Eastern European country in the group together with countries like the UK, France and Netherlands among the innovation followers, says the latest European Commission’s Innovation Union Scoreboard. Only four countries rank in the first group among the innovation leaders: Sweden, Germany, Finland and Denmark. Slovenia’s performance has been steadily improving since the EC’s first scoreboard in 2007, having grown on average by 2.6 per cent since then – only three EU members have improved faster. Continue reading Slovenia is CEE’s leader in innovation
Since the new government took office 18 months ago, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s Cabinet managed to gain 196 new investment projects worth €4 billion, which should generate over 23,000 jobs.
“It is important that we keep up this initial pace in the coming months. The Ministry of Industry and Trade and CzechInvest must build on the success achieved so far and continue to work intensively on improving the conditions for entry of new investors into our country,” said Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. Continue reading The Czech government attracts FDI and creates jobs
“The development of innovation in Bulgaria and the cooperation with Israel can boost the country’s economy. Opportunities for development of bilateral relations are limitless. We have common interests and priorities in a number of other areas such as computer technology, education, health, infrastructure, energy, transport.” Continue reading Bulgaria’s cooperation with Israel could boost the economy
“May I tell you that it is in our own interests that our promise that the countries in the Western Balkans have a European perspective — that we realise this perspective, because that concerns our credibility,” Merkel said. “I can tell you, nothing will be artificially delayed. There won’t be any difficulties constructed … I think it is widely recognised that Albania is taking big steps forward,” Merkel said at a news conference alongside Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. Continue reading Merkel: Albania is taking big steps forward
More than 30 companies are considering residency in the China-Belarus Industrial Park of Great Stone, in the outskirts of Minsk. According to Li Haixin, Director General of Industrial Park Development Company, the investors expressed their strong interest in implementing their projects in the park and signed agreements of intent with Industrial Park Development Company. Continue reading New investors interested in Belarus’ Great Stone Industrial Park
Over 150 business people and political leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Montenegro took part in the 5th Regional Conference Business Plus, whose title was “Economy builds bridges”, held on 3 July 2015 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continue reading Economy builds bridges in Mostar