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fDiIntelligence: Europe

  • UK tourism sector grows in size and importance
    Tourism in the UK accounts for 11% of the country’s GDP – making it the fifth largest sector – according to research by the World Travel & Tourism Council. 
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 11:46am -
  • Opole deputy mayor hails city’s expansion
    Maciej Wujec, deputy mayor of the Polish city of Opole, resulting from the numerous opportunities coming out of the city’s rapid growth, especially in technology and real estate. 
    - 9 days ago, 6 Sep 19, 11:53am -
  • Portuguese tech creates FDI boom
    Portugal records 15-year high in greenfield tech projects.
    - 16 days ago, 30 Aug 19, 6:37am -
  • Greenfield investment in UK tech slips
    Despite Tech Nation research reporting a surge in foreign investment into the UK tech sector in 2019, greenfield investment is at its lowest level in nine years.
    - 16 days ago, 30 Aug 19, 6:03am -
  • CEO of Business Metropole Ruhr celebrates ongoing history
    Rasmus C. Beck, CEO of Business Metropole Ruhr, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the region’s continued industrial prowess and competitive demographics.
    - 23 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • Vice mayor hails Antwerp’s investment jewels
    Claude Marinower, Antwerp’s vice mayor for economy and innovation, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the city’s diamond, fashion and shipping industries, all of which are attractive to foreign investors. 
    - 23 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 9:40am -
  • Cyprus sees FDI high in 2018
    Cyprus’s record-breaking 2018 was driven by tourism and second-tier cities. 
    - 23 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 9:12am -
  • Unctad: Shanghai best-connected port again
    China’s second most populous city, Shanghai, tops Unctad’s LSCI ranking of the world’s best-connected ports for the ninth consecutive year. 
    - 23 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 8:58am -
  • What the BRI brings to Belarus and Great Stone Industrial Park
    Belarus’s Great Stone Industrial Park is another ambitious Belt and Road Initiative venture, designed to evolve into a smart city and industrial hub. But what are the benefits for Belarus or China? Jacopo Dettoni and Wendy Atkins report.
    - 31 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 7:00am -
  • Krakow mayor looks to maintain employment momentum
    Krakow's mayor tells fDi he is keen to attract companies in hi-tech and outsourcing industries that can offer jobs to the city’s burgeoning graduate population.
    - 31 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 7:00am -

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  • Another French president tries pension reform

    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • Local elections embarrass the Kremlin
    THE FIRST indication that things were not going to plan for Vladimir Putin came when the official exit polls for city-council elections in Moscow failed to materialise on schedule at 6pm on September 8th. By the early hours, the majority enjoyed by U…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • The Turkish rappers who rib the regime
    “I GREW UP apolitical, I never voted, and all I cared about was vacation, travel, and debt,” a young man in a buttoned-up polo shirt says into the camera. “Now I’m too scared to tweet, I’m afraid of my own country’s police.” The camera…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • Why Europe should take the lead on trade
    “THIS IS DEEPLY offensive,” declares Cecilia Malmstrom, gesticulating around her orchid-lined office in the European Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters. “We have colleagues here whose parents fought together [with the Americans] on the Norm…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • Why so many non-religious Europeans pay church taxes
    IN THE Old Testament, priests are told to take a tenth of every believer’s crops as a tax to support the faith. In these latter days, they can outsource the job to the state. In many European countries, “church taxes”—levied on all registered…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • The new top jobs in Europe
    EMMANUEL MACRON is having a good summer. In July, at his urging, leaders of the European Union’s member states picked Ursula von der Leyen, then the German defence minister, to be president of the European Commission. In a package deal Christine La…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 6:33am -
  • The new European Commission will be the most political yet
    URSULA VON DER LEYEN was no one’s first choice to be president of the European Commission. She did not run for the job during the European election campaign in May as a “lead candidate” representing a political grouping. Only because national l…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:46am -
  • Volunteers are nabbing Venice’s pickpockets
    WITH HORDES of distracted tourists crowding its labyrinthine streets, Venice offers rich pickings for pickpockets, especially during the summer crush. The police cannot cope. So volunteers known as Cittadini non distratti (CND), or Undistracted Citiz…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:46am -
  • Repression in Russia no longer works as well as it did
    EGOR ZHUKOV, a student in Moscow, published a video blog on August 1st in which he described how the siloviki (members of Russia’s security services) had seized power in Russia, using protests over local elections in Moscow as an excuse. “Russia…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:46am -
  • How the capital of Poland’s coal belt is reinventing itself
    TO GRASP THE past and the hoped-for future of Katowice, visit Bogucice. The Warszawa II coal mineshaft, the largest of the southern Polish city’s old Hard Coal Mine, has long dominated this northern district. Its skeleton and giant winch-wheel loom…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:46am -
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