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fDiIntelligence: Europe

  • Wrocław tops fDi's 2020 Return on Investment ranking
    Poland’s Wrocław has turned in a stellar performance in fDi’s Return on Investment study, landing the city the top slot in the Return on Budget and Return on Personnel Investment categories. 
    - 25 Feb 20, 8:27am -
  • Will FDI screening become the new norm?
    The trend towards the vetting of foreign investment, especially projects that involve advanced technology and national data or pose potential security threats, is on the rise. David Gabathuler and Matthew T West give a trans-Atlantic perspective.
    - 25 Feb 20, 8:27am -
  • FDI screening moves to the fore as protectionism takes hold
    Authorities in the US, the EU and across the developed world are stepping up efforts to scrutinise foreign investment on the grounds of both national security and tech sovereignty.
    - 25 Feb 20, 8:26am -
  • Trentino pioneers sustainable approach to cinema investment
    Sustainability is gaining traction in the creative industries, with the Italian region of Trentino designing a film production rating protocol that is being considered by the EU.
    - 25 Feb 20, 8:26am -
  • How venture capital helps start-ups expand globally
    Venture capital funding has reached record levels in recent years, enabling start-ups to expand across borders – but their ability to do this depends on their type of business, and where they are founded.
    - 25 Feb 20, 8:23am -
  • UK regions fight for a share of inward investment
    The UK’s prime minister has pledged to rebalance the UK economy away from a dominant London. However, this might require greater incentives for foreign investment in the regions outside of the capital, which are underperforming. 
    - 25 Feb 20, 8:23am -
  • Rhineland-Palatinate moves up a gear in investment attraction
    From historically underperforming when compared with its peers, the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate is now attracting major investment projects on the back of its auto and electrification expertise.
    - 25 Feb 20, 8:18am -
  • Mayor outlines Warsaw's winning formula
    Warsaw already offers a skilled workforce and has improved its infrastructure – now it must focus on climate change and reducing congestion, mayor Rafał Trzaskowski tells fDi.
    - 25 Feb 20, 8:12am -
  • Spotlight: Serbian free zones
    Serbia’s 15 free zones are driving forward an ongoing flurry of foreign investment in the country’s buoyant manufacturing scene, especially in automotives.
    - 20 Feb 20, 11:04am -
  • UK strengthens ties to Africa
    London event hears how the UK export credit agency is increasing its focus on trade with African countries. Jason Mitchell reports.
    - 20 Feb 20, 6:25am -

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The Economist: Europe

  • The problem of the EU’s “golden passports”
    AN EU PASSPORT is one of the most desirable documents on the planet. Its bearer can live and work in 27 different countries, all of them prosperous and peaceful. Many have excellent food, too. In the birthright lottery of citizenship, those with a bu…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 10:53am -
  • On the world stage, France struggles to be both European and French
    THE PANDEMIC has grounded most European leaders. But not Emmanuel Macron. In recent weeks, the French president has been in hyperactive diplomatic mode. He has jetted off twice to Lebanon, once dropping in on Iraq on the way back. He has dispatched a…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 10:53am -
  • Ukraine’s anti-corruption court bares its teeth
    THE OFFICIALS who ran Ukraine before its revolution in 2014 are believed to have stolen billions of dollars. One crony gave Viktor Yanukovych, when he was president, a solid gold loaf of bread. So nabbing a regional forestry official for a $10,000 br…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 10:53am -
  • Italians vote for fewer, better politicians
    IT IS NOT often that voters get a chance to cut politicians down to size. But on September 20th-21st, Italy’s did—and they seized the opportunity with both hands. By a whopping majority of 70% to 30%, they opted in a referendum to slash the numbe…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 10:53am -
  • Upcoming referendums will show how the Swiss may relate to the EU
    OPERATION LIBERO is planning something, but it won’t say what. The Swiss liberal activist group is known for its creative campaigns against referendums launched by the right-wing populist Swiss People’s Party (SVP). On September 27th the latest s…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 10:53am -
  • Alexei Navalny, Russia’s poisoned opposition leader, has a Siberian success
    LAST MONTH Alexei Navalny, Russia’s main opposition leader, stood in the middle of Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia and the country’s third-biggest city, explaining how to liberate it from occupation by crooks and thieves. For thus has he famo…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 11:09am -
  • Europe’s asylum compromise
    IT TAKES A lot of misery to jolt European politicians into action on migration. Only when bodies started piling up on Lampedusa, an Italian island near Tunisia, did European leaders in 2013 first properly acknowledge the refugee crisis at its border.…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 11:09am -
  • Greece’s navy is in need of a refit
    “WE GAVE THE Turks a lesson in seamanship,” boasts Andreas Stefanopoulos, a reservist in Greece’s navy. The jingoistic mood that swept Athens after a collision in the eastern Mediterranean on August 12th, in which a newish Turkish frigate suffe…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 11:09am -
  • The Spanish government proposes a new law on history

    - 11 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 11:09am -
  • Germany’s bail-out brings worries about its long-term effects
    GERMANY’S FAMED Kurzarbeitergeld programme, which funnels government cash to workers whose hours are cut by employers, is the “gold standard” of furlough schemes, reckons the IMF. It has been widely imitated across Europe by governments seek…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 5:12pm -
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