Invest in Belarus: looking beyond politics to the future

Look beyond politics and notice the country’s economic potential is the Belarusian government’s message to potential foreign investors.

Even though the lack of certain necessary regulations, administration hierarchy and decision-making processes can be challenging, they can also be an opportunity to negotiate attractive individual incentives, benefits and privileges.

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Polish cities of the future: It’s time!

In February 2015, fDi Magazine will publish its inaugural Polish Cities of the Future ranking for 2015/16.

“Polish cities have proven their attractiveness for foreign direct investment and are competitive on not just a regional but also a global scale,” says Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-Chief, fDi Magazine, the Financial Times Group. “Now it is time to see how they measure up against each other and what the respective merits of Poland’s many thriving cities are,” she adds.

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Emerging Europe: making doing business easier

Emerging Europe economies keep improving their business environment. According to the WorldBank’s Doing Business 2015 report, the number of CEE countries in the Top 50 has grown by 50 per cent since 2010. “That means these countries have introduced a number of regulatory reforms of business environment as seen by local firms,” says Marina Wes, Country Manager for Poland at the World Bank.

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Warmia and Mazury: Eastern Poland — Go West!

Warmia and Mazury, the land of forests and lakes, has an enormous economic and export potential. It is among the leading European producers of meat and meat products, natural and organic food, furniture, yachts and boats. Companies in these sectors operate successfully not only in the Polish market, but more importantly, in foreign markets. International giants like Michelin and Ikea have chosen Warmia and Mazury as their investment location.

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Poland and CEE targeted by British companies and the government

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.

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Poland: Resilience and Renaissance

Poland has been through a lot in its history but things are looking up for a country so rich with resources, expertise and a skilled workforce. Already the sixth largest economy in the European Union, the country is going through a Golden Age, jumping to 45th place on the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2014’ rankings, for ease of doing business, putting the country ahead of Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
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