I perceive SEE Link as a consolidating opportunity for the countries involved, which makes investors more willing to consider them, says André Küüsvek, Director, Local Currency and Capital Markets Development at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, in an interview during the Western Balkan Summit in London.
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.
Enhancing competitiveness and growth, making use of the digital potential and strengthening the role of the European Union in the global arena are the main objectives of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which commences on January 1, 2015.
Poland is the major destination for U.S. investments in Central and Eastern Europe with direct investments worth over €11 billion (out of 29 billion invested in the CEE region in 2012). The actual value of U.S. investments in Poland approaches PLN 91 billion or €22 billion.
Poland and Central and Eastern Europe are increasingly important for the UK. First, the region was one of the country’s eleven priority trade destinations. In August 2014, MP Daniel Kawczynski, was elected the new chairman of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poland and Special Advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron on Central and Eastern Europe and on Eastern Europeans living in the UK.
Thousands living in eastern Ukraine are caught in the escalating conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. With foreign retail companies, international trade going down and the devaluation of the hryvnia, the economic situation is worsening and the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. Continue reading Military neutrality in Ukraine is key to its economic growth→
Insecurity in gas delivery from the East as well as the EU’s lowering carbon emission quotas have made Poland look to diversifying its energy sources. Hence, the multiple investments that the country has made and still plans to make to diversify energy sources and thus increase the country’s security.
As the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, points out, trade relations between Poland and the Netherlands goes as far back as the late Middle Ages. Back then, Poland played a prominent role in the flourishing trade of our forefathers with several countries around the Baltic Sea.
One never knows how things will develop, says James Roaf, Senior Regional Resident Representative of IMF, discussing changes on the CEE geopolitical scene with Why Emerging Europe, including Russia’s annexation of Crimea and CEE’s history of legacy risks. Roaf argues that it is imperative for countries of CEE to repair their fiscal policies through structural reform, dealing with high debt levels and controlling the exposure to unpredictable foreign investment in order to create a healthier business climate and better economy.