High Dollarisation the Largest Challenge for Georgia’s National Bank

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The de-dollarisation strategy will open new opportunities to invest in the local currency, Archil Mestvirishvili, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Georgia, tells Emerging Europe.

(photo: courtesy of the National Bank of Georgia)


Ukrainian Agribusiness — a Jewel in a Crown

Wheat ukraine agriculture ebrd

Kazakhstan is Beginning to Explore Belt and Road Opportunities

Astana Kazakhstan

Winning the Fight for Female Talent in Central and Eastern Europe

pwc women

Lithuania’s Focus on SME Growth and the EBRD’s Role

View on Vilnus

The Dragon is Knocking at our Doors

china serbia silk road

Innovation Is the Key Growth Driver

innovation ebrd

Switched on Heads of Expansion Are Developing their Own Business Rankings, Adjusted to Their Companies’ Realities

global expansion

Ukraine’s Banking Sector Reconstruction Brings Asset Sales and Opportunities in Equal Measure

Gavel and Ukrainian hryvnias on a wooden table

Emerging Europe Has Already ‘Emerged’ for the Most and it’s a Transition to Be Proud Of

Georgia’s Hospitality Sector Is Starting to Develop

georgia hospitality

After Its Significant Rise the Georgian Economy May Now Fall

Panorama of Tbilisi, Georgia in sunset rays. Vivid, saturated, splittoned image.

Lower Imbalances Should Support more Inclusive Growth Going Forward

Mixed currency notes

EBRD Annual Meeting 2017 — EBRD President’s Press Conference

Globalisation Needs to Work, Not Only for the Few but for the Most and in Demonstrable Ways

Global Spread

EU Membership Offers Real Prospects of Social Progress Gains

Beautiful view on cute backyard in sunny day, fresh green grass

Georgia on My Mind – Where Beauty Meets Business

georgia ebrd emerging europe

Effective Policies Have Strengthened the Georgian Economy

TBILISI GEORGIA Jul. 18 2017: Bridge of Peace is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge a steel and glass construction over the Kura River in downtown Tbilisi capital of Georgia

Moldova: a Regional Economic Platform Vision

Aerial Landscape View Of Chisinau, Moldova

Georgia Leads Emerging Europe in Ease of Doing Business Report

Innovation and Consolidation — Key Trends in Polish Banking

Georgian PM Reshapes and Reshuffles Cabinet

Giorgi Kvirikashvili

Will we Ever Overcome the Innovation Deficit in CEE?

Europe IT Map

Belarus is Bringing Opportunities for European Companies

Great Stone

Günter Verheugen: Populist Politics and Euroscepticism Will Have an Impact on CEE

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Greener and More Resilient: Energy Sector Reforms in Serbia for the Benefit of All

Belgrade, Serbia - confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers

Tbilisi Calling

Tbilisi, Georgia - April 29, 2017: Tbilisi red cable car fulicular cabin and aerial city skyline panoramic view

A New Era for Georgian-German Economic Ties?

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Fear of Hostilities Holds Back Bosnia and Herzegovina’s FDI Performance

ebrd bosnia emerging europe

Albania’s Agribusiness Support Facility – With a Little Help From Your Friends

View of the central square with the monument of Skanderbeg in the Albanian capital Tirana

Georgia Still on the World Bank’s Mind

Education Reform Key to Continued Georgian Success

tbilisi children

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey Launch New ‘Silk Rail’ Link

Sir Suma Chakrabarti: The Opportunities of Challenge

suma chakrabarti ebrd

Sergei Guriev: Emerging Europe Countries are Happy Alike and Unhappy in Their Own Ways

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - 21 JUNE 2014: People on the streets of Prague, Czech Republic. Prague is one of the most visited city in Europe with over 5 million visitors every year.

Cautious Upturn in Emerging Europe Haunted by the Spectre of Uncertainty

Donald Trump

Georgia’s Growth Continues

Batumi, Adjara, Georgia - May 27, 2016: Batumi, Adjara, Georgia. Gogebashvili Street Road And Marine Station Or Maritime Station Building Batumi On Background

Emerging Europe Key to China’s Belt & Road Plans

freight, ship, trade

Georgia: Leader of Europe’s Second Wave

Panorama view of Tbilisi capital of Georgia country. View from Narikala fortress. Cable road above tiled roofs.

Stuck in Neutral: Georgia’s Constitutional Reforms

Tbilisi Parliament Georgia

Leszek Balcerowicz: Ukraine Can Learn from Poland’s Economic History

Harris Georgiades: Cyprus’s Restored Business Environment Offers Investment Opportunities

Emerging Europe EBRD Sea port city of Larnaca, Cyprus. This picture was taken through the window of the plane.

The Fight Against Corruption in Europe’s Emerging Economies


Small Businesses – the Backbone of the Egyptian Economy

women egypt emerging europe

The Cyprus Dispute: Recognising the Changing Rules of the Conflict

cyprus emerging europe ebrd

Young Georgians Make Their Mark at Emerging Europe-EBRD Event

maximilien lambertson at emergeing ebrd outlook on georgia

Georgia is Returning to its Place at the European Table

georgia tbilisi

EBRD Annual Meeting 2017 — Board of Directors’ Opening Session

Strengthening the Resilience of the Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Montenegro EBRD annual meeting

An Independent Judicial System is Essential to Attract FDI

legal system CEE

UniCredit Focusses on Organic Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

unicredit ebrd

Georgia in the UK

EBRD Annual Meeting 2017 — EBRD Chief Economist’s Press Briefing

Montenegro: Joining up Agriculture and Tourism

montenegro ebrd emerging europe

Cyprus: The Green Economy Shows the Way Forward

Cyprus coastline view, turquoise sea, white beaches

CEE NPL Resolutions – Now and Then

NPL central and eastern europe

The Bucharest Stock Exchange Has Started the Year on a Promising Note

stock exchange bucharest

Legal Reforms are Improving the Existing Problematic Situation in the Ukrainian Agro Market

ukraine agriculture

Divided Economy That May Unite (Or Draw Apart)

Growth is Greater Across Emerging Europe, Despite Risks and Global Challenges

ebrd gdp

Improving the Business Environment Is Vital for Moldova’s Government

ebrd moldova

Transition in Government and the Economy Remains Vital in CEE

Cloudy skies above the Hungarian Parliament Building Budapest.

The EBRD Helps Jordan’s Infrastructure to Accommodate an Influx of Refugees

ebrd jordan refugees

Georgia’s Great Potential

The highland agriculture lands in Gudauri with the herd of sheep grazing here Georgia.

Poland Government’s Development Plan and the EBRD’s Role

Warsaw EBRD annual meeting

EU Visa-Liberalisation Strengthens Georgia’s Pro-Western Path

georgia emerging europe eu

Bank on Georgia

Background of Georgian Lari banknotes close up

Sustainable Rooms

Rooms Hotel Khazbegi (courtesy of AGH)

Emerging Europe Makes Great Strides in Improving Business Regulation for Entrepreneurs

Skopje Macedonia

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