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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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IBT: Europe

The Economist: Europe

  • A lockdown opera pays tribute to a political prisoner in Turkey
    IN A PRISON outside Istanbul, Osman, an inmate held in solitary confinement, finds two snails nestled in his lunch. Longing for company, he decides to look after the gastropods, feeding them lettuce and rice. The snails reward him—with a song. “I…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • After hearing birdsong during lockdown, French cities vote Green
    WHEN HE WON the French presidency in 2017 at the age of 39, Emmanuel Macron triumphed in France’s big cities. In Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and Strasbourg he topped first-round voting, and grabbed over 81% of the run-off vote against the nationalist Mar…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • A phoney referendum shows Putin’s legitimacy is fading
    ON JUNE 30TH Vladimir Putin posed in front of a 25-metre bronze statue to the Soviet soldier which he had just unveiled. Filmed from below, to give him extra height, President Putin appealed to his people to vote on a package of constitutional change…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • Ireland’s two oldest rival parties get together

    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • Covid-19 is scrambling Scandinavian stereotypes
    Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hubIN THE TELEVISION series “The Bridge”, a Danish and a Swedish detective must c…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • Let expats vote in the countries where they live
    PAYING €7.50 to vote is annoying, but it beats a 10-hour round trip on a bus. Aleksandra Sojka, a Polish academic who works in Spain, had to post her ballot in the first round of the Polish presidential election on June 28th. This is an improvement…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • Why the French Riviera is full of ghost yachts
    TUCKED BEHIND a craggy peak on the Mediterranean coast, La Ciotat has served as a harbour for local fishermen since the 15th century. Today, the port is better known for a different sort of seafarer. One in seven of the world’s superyachts over 50…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 11:01am -
  • Germany is doomed to lead Europe
    WALK INTO any meeting in Brussels and, most likely, a German will be leading it. In the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the former German defence minister, is in charge. For the next six months, German ministers will be cajoling their peer…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 11:01am -
  • Donald Trump’s baffling proposal to withdraw troops from Germany
    “IT’S LIKE having a stroke, and then a second one in the ambulance,” sighs Stefan Weiler, economic-development chief for Kaiserslautern, in south-west Germany. The city was already battling high debt and the effects of covid-19. Then came Donal…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 11:01am -
  • Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci faces war-crimes charges
    HASHIM THACI had clearly not been expecting to be charged with war crimes, murder and torture on the afternoon of June 24th. A few hours earlier, the president of Kosovo had been busy discussing a much-ballyhooed summit planned for three days later i…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 11:01am -
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