Culture

  • Public Holidays 2019 in CEE

    Are you planning a business trip to the CEE region? Or would you like to know on which dates your business partner in CEE is on public holidays? The Discover CEE Public Holidays 2019 overview shows all the dates at one glance. Wherever you travel from, when planning a trip to the CEE region, also […]

  • Christmas and New Year traditions in Belarus

    By Darya Shakuro, Priorbank Belarus | As a “Soviet legacy”, Belarusians got New Year’s Eve as the main holiday in the year. While all of Europe has always paid more attention to Christmas, the Soviet ideology has demanded the abandonment of “Western” and religious holidays. That is why New Year’s Eve became the most long-awaited […]

  • Belarusian recipe: Mačanka with lamb

    By Sergey Kostyuchenko, CEO of Priorbank | Sergey Kostyuchenko, CEO of Priorbank, was one of the contributors to the book “Business in Belarus: Recipe book” two years ago. In this book, twelve entrepreneurs give their advice and share their secret recipes for implementing ideas, having a good start, gaining confidence and making profit. In addition, […]

  • Expat life: A day in Minsk with Bernd Rozenberg

    By Darya Shakuro, Priorbank Belarus | A light Austrian breakfast with bread and jam, strenuous work with banking risks, a lunch with lard, running after a working day and an evening with a book by Stephen Hawking. Bernd Rozenberg, board member of Priorbank, told us about his daily routine and life in Belarus as an […]

  • Economic and cultural facts about Belarus at a glance

    In December, the Discover CEE spotlight is on Belarus! Watch out for several blog posts on Belarusian business, culture and success stories. Today, we have the most interesting economic data and cultural facts about Belarus at a glance for you. The fact sheet is also downloadable in print version. Click here to print the factsheet: […]

  • Jewish Life in Vienna – A Conversation with Oskar Deutsch, President of the Jewish Community Vienna

    By Christof Danz, RBI | The rise of Vienna to a modern cosmopolitan city at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century is inseparably linked with its Jewish community. Important Jewish writers, artists and scientists such as Gustav Mahler, Arthur Schnitzler, Sigmund Freud or Arnold Schönberg, to name but a few, […]

  • Viennese Escargots: Slow food at its best

    By Andreas Ecker, RBI| Snail farmer and manufacturer Gugumuck aims at a future-oriented urban agriculture Ten years ago Andreas Gugumuck started breeding escargots on the vegetable field of his family’s farm. Today, his Viennese Escargots, the “Wiener Schnecken”, are a well-established culinary brand served in Austria’s top restaurants and his “Future Farm” in the South […]