Ukraine Returns to the Fold

Oleksandr Danylyuk, Ukraine’s minister of finance, Francis Malige, managing director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, EBRD, and Ivan Mikloš, chief economic advisor to the prime minister of Ukraine and chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms, tell Emerging Europe what progress Ukraine’s economy has made within three years since the Euromaidan.

The Czech Republic Is On the Way To Become a Fully Developed Economy

In 2015, the Czech GDP per capita amounted to over $17,000 and was the third highest in emerging Europe, after Slovenia and Estonia. Now the country has the second lowest unemployment rate in the European Union, with 4.2 per cent in July 2016, but the economy faces its own challenges. 

Jan Mládek, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, spoke to Emerging Europe, about the advances the country has to make to become a fully developed economy.

Georgia — a Future Bridge Between East And West As It Moves Closer To the EU

The World Bank expects Georgia’s economic growth to be at an average rate of 5.5 per cent, per year, over the medium term, based on greater policy certainty, improved market access and strong structural reform implementation. Irakli Kilauridze, Managing Director, Colliers Georgia, and Sulkhan Khabadze, Director, British Georgian Chamber of Commerce in London discuss the business climate and investment opportunities in Georgia.

TTIP And Polish Small And Medium Enterprises Expanding To the US

Attracted by higher growth prospects and seeking new business opportunities, more and more Polish companies are looking to expand to foreign markets, including the United States.

Currently, there are obstacles that companies have to overcome.

Two Polish business people, Marcin Piątkowski, CEO & Founder of JAM Vehicles and Jakub Imosa, Co-Founder & CEO of Kotrak Group, explain what expectations they have of the the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.