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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 -

Financial Times: Europe Headlines

IBT: Europe

The Economist: Europe

  • Germany’s next chancellor is likely to come from North Rhine-Westphalia
    ON JANUARY 16TH 1,001 parliamentarians, party functionaries and small-town mayors will open their laptops, log into a virtual congress of Germany’s ruling centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and elect their party’s new leader. The winne…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 10:51am -
  • Racism tests France’s colour-blind model
    WHEN GROWING up in La Courneuve, on the unfashionable fringes of Paris, Rokhaya Diallo says she “didn’t feel black”. The daughter of parents from Senegal and the Gambia, she recalls that “being black was just not an issue, because there were…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 10:51am -
  • Covid-19 and repression in Turkey
    SEBNEM KORUR FINCANCI, a forensic physician, and many other doctors had long insisted there was something dodgy about Turkey’s covid-19 figures. Excess deaths across the country far surpassed officially reported deaths from the virus. Case numbers…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 10:51am -
  • In search of Greenland’s rare earths
    MOST PEOPLE sniggered when Donald Trump proposed buying Greenland in 2019, but he had a point. The world’s biggest island has a rich helping of rare-earth minerals, and the superpowers want them.These 17 elements, ranging from scandium to lutetium…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 10:51am -
  • The botched launch of “Cyberpunk 2077”
    IT IS EASY to be optimistic about the future of Europe when running through a dystopian hellscape, machinegunning police and decapitating pedestrians with a samurai sword. Such opportunities come thanks to “Cyberpunk 2077”, a Polish video game, l…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 10:51am -
  • The Dutch royals are botching covid-19 etiquette
    POLITICALLY, COVID-19 has been good for Mark Rutte, the Netherlands’ prime minister. Polls show his party’s support has risen from about 15% to 25% since March. Not so for his sovereign, King Willem-Alexander. In April 76% of Dutch said they trus…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 21, 11:00am -
  • Does Spain’s leftish leader have his far-left allies under control?
    A YEAR AGO Pedro Sánchez embarked on a political experiment. After two indecisive elections, he swallowed his previous qualms and formed Spain’s first coalition government since the 1930s, between his Socialists and Podemos, a hard-left party. Wit…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 21, 11:00am -
  • Spain and Britain do a deal over Gibraltar
    GIBRALTAR IS “a perfect synthesis of Britishness and the Mediterranean way of life”, boasts Fabian Picardo, its chief minister. It has red telephone boxes and a Marks & Spencer, but its 34,000 people often lapse into Llanito, a kind of Spanglish,…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 21, 11:00am -
  • The lockdown has helped Greece to digitise
    GREECE RANKS at or near the bottom of the EU class on digitisation, whether you measure it by high-speed internet connections, ownership of laptops and tablets, or online shopping. The government’s digital-transformation “bible”, a scheme to ca…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 21, 11:00am -
  • Repairing the transatlantic rift will be tricky
    TWO YEARS ago at the Munich Security Conference, an annual gabfest for buffs of geopolitics, Vice-President Mike Pence delivered to his largely European audience a stinging address, full of rebukes and America First swagger. On the same stage a few h…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 21, 11:00am -
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