Kraków is number one in Europe, in the outsourcing industry for the third time, and number nine globally, with more than 160 SSC / BPO companies and over 60,000 employees, says Elżbieta Koterba, deputy mayor of the city of Kraków. She spoke to Emerging Europe about the real estate and infrastructural projects the city is working on, Kraków advantages and the challenges the city is facing. Continue reading Kraków Is Growing Into a Green and Liveable Working and Living Place
After eight years of a coherent US foreign policy on Europe, under the Obama administration, the Old Continent now finds itself with the polar opposite in the White House. Will the remnants of Obama’s policy outlive the Trump era?
Derek Chollet is former US Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs, vice president and senior advisor for security and defence policy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He spoke to Santiago de la Presilla about the future of the transatlantic relationship. Continue reading Derek Chollet: There Is a Resurgence of Supporters of the Transatlantic Relationship
Although Poland has been one of the best performing European economies for many years, the government wants the country to do even better. The sustainable development plan that was launched last year by Deputy Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, aims to make the economy “more dynamic”. It is based on five pillars: reindustrialisation, development of innovative companies, capital for development, foreign expansion and sustainable social and regional development. Continue reading Poland Government’s Development Plan and the EBRD’s Role
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.
Joining the EU has unlocked robust GDP growth and continues to aggregate positive energy in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. Adhering to the common market has brought a surge in trade, positive institutional changes and improvements in the business environment. However for many countries, it has also led to a migration of the labour force, which could affect long-term economic growth prospects. Continue reading The Competitive Edge in Central and Eastern Europe
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.
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.
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.
Christopher Zeuner, managing director for CEE at LaSalle, explains what makes Central and Eastern Europe a great destination or real estate investment.