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fDiIntelligence: Europe

  • Tourism minister reclaims Montenegro’s former glory
    Pavle Radulović, Montenegro’s minister of sustainable development and tourism, talks to Sebastian Shehadi about how the country’s fast growing tourism industry is opening significant investment opportunities, from ski slopes to beaches.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 6:33am -
  • Tourism FDI takes off
    Greenfield FDI in the hotels and tourism sector had a bumper year in 2018, with huge increases in project numbers and capital investment, finds The fDi Report 2019.
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 11:41am -
  • Reclaiming Thessaloniki as a commercial hub
    The mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, tells Sebastian Shehadi about FDI opportunities in Thessaloniki and Greece as a whole, as well as the importance of business reforms and regional integration for growth.
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 5:47am -
  • European rivals gain on the UK
    The UK still leads but Ireland and Spain are among the European investment destinations that posted big gains in 2018, reports fDi Intelligence.
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 6:50am -
  • UK FDI returns to growth, in pieces
    UK greenfield FDI has found equilibrium after a rocky few years, but investors are hedging their bets with smaller projects, finds fDi Intelligence
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 6:48am -
  • Luxembourg’s deputy PM hails Brexit advantage
    Étienne Schneider, Luxembourg's deputy prime minister, minister of the economy and minister of health, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the country’s space mining programme, Brexit advantage and personalised medicine.  
    - 23 days ago, 3 May 19, 8:44am -
  • Scotland’s finance chief polishes investment credentials
    Derek Mackay, Scotland’s cabinet secretary for finance, economy and fair work, tells Sebastian Shehadi about his opposition to Brexit and a possible second referendum on Scottish independence.
    - 27 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 10:51am -
  • General elections loom over Spanish FDI recovery
    Spain has experienced unprecedented inflow of investment in the past few years, but political uncertainty is casting a shadow on the ongoing economic recovery, Felice Meoli reports. 
    - 31 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 8:38am -
  • Brexit-mired UK sees highest ever FDI projects in 2018
    Greenfield foreign investment into the UK hit a historic high for project numbers in 2018, despite a year of rollercoaster uncertainty surrounding Brexit, figures from the FT’s fDi Markets show. Sebastian Shehadi reports.
    - 31 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 11:53am -
  • China FDI into Europe: A cause for concern?
    FDI project numbers from China into the EU are on a downward trend, but Europe is still a popular destination for Chinese investment.
    - 32 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 11:24am -

Financial Times: Europe Headlines

IBT: Europe

The Economist: Europe

  • Bremen, a Social Democrat stronghold, may be about to fall
    BEAMING FROM ear to ear, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer saunters into the airy surrounds of the Klimahaus museum in Bremerhaven, a port city in north-west Germany, to deliver a campaign speech. Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of the country’s ruling Chris…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:52am -
  • Can protesters bring down the Czech prime minister?
    IT WAS THE biggest so far of a series of weekly demonstrations against the Czech government. On May 21st some 50,000 protesters, more than double last week’s number, gathered on Wenceslas Square, the focal point of the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:52am -
  • French President Emmanuel Macron’s party is struggling
    THE APPLAUSE in the small auditorium was polite, rather than enthusiastic. A friendly senator in the front row tried to stir electoral fervour, clapping her hands rhythmically over her head as the star guest walked in. But Nathalie Loiseau, Emmanuel…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:52am -
  • Why cosying up to populists rarely ends well for moderates
    ON A FREEZING morning in Vienna in December 2017, Charlemagne heard a tempting case for what might be called “the hug strategy”. He was drinking coffee with an ally of Sebastian Kurz, the young leader of the centre-right Austrian People’s Party…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:52am -
  • As Europe votes for its new Parliament, expect more fragmentation

    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:52am -
  • Steve Bannon’s monastic academy denies monkey business
    A PLAN BY Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, to launch an alt-right academy in an Italian monastery now risks being scotched by the authorities. Evidence has emerged that a key document used to secure tenancy of the property was…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 3:49pm -
  • Germany is cautiously recruiting more workers from outside the EU
    THINK GERMANY and migration, and you probably think refugees. But German employers desperate for workers have their eye on a different sort of immigrant. After a decade of economic growth, unemployment is at its lowest and job vacancies their highest…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:13am -
  • How to win the Eurovision Song Contest
    “I COULD BE the sun that lights your dark/And maybe I would lit [sic] your world with just one spark.” The traits are all there: the key change, the dodgy English, the endorsement of peace and being nice. Such is the Eurovision Song Contest. “T…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:13am -
  • A 200km loop around Paris
    DEEP IN THE ground beneath the western Paris business district, the din is bone-jangling. With compact mechanical diggers, workers are excavating rubble from 22-metre (72-feet) shafts. These will take 60 supporting pillars for a vast new train statio…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:13am -
  • The woes of vintners in occupied Crimea
    VINES LINE the hills south of Sevastopol. Oleg Repin, a local vintner, surveys the land and recalls his days harvesting grapes as a schoolboy. “Living here, sooner or later you come in touch with wine,” he says. One of a handful of boutique Crime…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:13am -
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  • Italy Allows Illegal Homes to Be Rebuilt, Earthquake Zone or Not
    Italian politicians have a long record of granting amnesties allowing homes in earthquake-hit areas to be rebuilt. The upstart government was supposed to change that, but it has bowed to local pressure—a sign of how Italian political habits die har…
    - 83 days ago, 3 Mar 19, 4:05pm -
  • Russia Firms Up Support for Venezuela's Crisis-Hit Government
    Moscow pledged much-needed international support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s embattled government while the U.S. announced a new round of sanctions, as a bitter standoff intensifies.
    - 85 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 1:39pm -
  • After Confronting Macron, France's Yellow Vest Movement Turns on Itself
    The protest movement is bitterly divided over whether to coalesce into a formal organization or keep its antiestablishment roots, as it presses President Macron for change
    - 86 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 12:46pm -
  • U.K.'s May Paves Way for Brexit Delay
    Prime Minister Theresa May will allow parliament to vote on delaying the U.K.’s exit from the EU if lawmakers reject her divorce agreement, greatly reducing the possibility of an exit without a deal.
    - 88 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 8:12pm -
  • Holding Its Tongue on Democracy, EU Presses Arab Leaders to Stem Migration
    European Union officials used a first-of-its-kind summit in Egypt this week to press Arab leaders to impose stability and stem migration but played down calls for democracy, reflecting a desire for calm after years of border tumult.
    - 88 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 7:28pm -
  • Pound Rally Breaks Investors' Brexit Boredom
    With weeks to go until Britain is officially scheduled to leave the European Union, politics has finally—slightly—jolted investors out of a prevailing mood of Brexit boredom.
    - 88 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 6:39pm -
  • Cardinal George Pell Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Choirboys
    The most senior Vatican official to ever stand trial on child sex-abuse charges was found guilty of assaulting two choirboys at a church in his former diocese.
    - 89 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 8:25am -
  • U.K. Labour Party Would Back Second Brexit Referendum
    The U.K.’s main opposition Labour Party said it would support holding a second Brexit referendum, a policy shift that breathes some life into the prospect of Britons voting again on whether the U.K. should leave the EU.
    - 89 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 5:53pm -
  • French Support for Yellow Vests Cools
    The French public has begun to turn against the yellow vest movement, with a new poll for the first time showing majority supporting an end to the protests. The shift in sentiment offers a sign of relief for President Macron.
    - 89 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 4:37pm -
  • Russia Names Potential U.S. Targets of Nuclear Retaliation
    A top Russian state television broadcaster held out the possibility of a nuclear exchange with the U.S., boasting that the Kremlin could retaliate with strikes on the Pentagon and Camp David.
    - 89 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 12:52pm -
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