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)


Tbilisi Calling

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

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

Divided Economy That May Unite (Or Draw Apart)

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

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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

Improving the Business Environment Is Vital for Moldova’s Government

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Georgia Still on the World Bank’s Mind

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

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Innovation Is the Key Growth Driver

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Georgia on My Mind – Where Beauty Meets Business

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UniCredit Focusses on Organic Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

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An Independent Judicial System is Essential to Attract FDI

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CEE NPL Resolutions – Now and Then

NPL central and eastern europe

Montenegro: Joining up Agriculture and Tourism

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The Fight Against Corruption in Europe’s Emerging Economies


Lower Imbalances Should Support more Inclusive Growth Going Forward

Mixed currency notes

Stuck in Neutral: Georgia’s Constitutional Reforms

Tbilisi Parliament Georgia

After Its Significant Rise the Georgian Economy May Now Fall

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

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

Global Spread

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

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

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Innovation and Consolidation — Key Trends in Polish Banking

Ukrainian Agribusiness — a Jewel in a Crown

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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 Dragon is Knocking at our Doors

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Emerging Europe Makes Great Strides in Improving Business Regulation for Entrepreneurs

Skopje Macedonia

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

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

EBRD Annual Meeting 2017 — EBRD President’s Press Conference

Sir Suma Chakrabarti: The Opportunities of Challenge

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The Cyprus Dispute: Recognising the Changing Rules of the Conflict

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Small Businesses – the Backbone of the Egyptian Economy

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Cautious Upturn in Emerging Europe Haunted by the Spectre of Uncertainty

Donald Trump

Winning the Fight for Female Talent in Central and Eastern Europe

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

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

View on Vilnus

EBRD Annual Meeting 2017 — Board of Directors’ Opening Session

Moldova: a Regional Economic Platform Vision

Aerial Landscape View Of Chisinau, Moldova

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

Warsaw EBRD annual meeting

Georgia’s Hospitality Sector Is Starting to Develop

georgia hospitality

Bank on Georgia

Background of Georgian Lari banknotes close up

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

Transition in Government and the Economy Remains Vital in CEE

Cloudy skies above the Hungarian Parliament Building Budapest.

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.

Strengthening the Resilience of the Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Montenegro EBRD annual meeting

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

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

Education Reform Key to Continued Georgian Success

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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

Will we Ever Overcome the Innovation Deficit in CEE?

Europe IT Map

EU Membership Offers Real Prospects of Social Progress Gains

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

Cyprus: The Green Economy Shows the Way Forward

Cyprus coastline view, turquoise sea, white beaches

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

ukraine agriculture

Kazakhstan is Beginning to Explore Belt and Road Opportunities

Astana Kazakhstan

Georgia: Leader of Europe’s Second Wave

Belarus is Bringing Opportunities for European Companies

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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

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