Tag Archives: CEE

  • Economic and cultural facts about Russia at a glance

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

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: A round table discussion about plastics with Austrian representatives from the economic sector and science

    Tanja Dietrich-Hübner, Head of Sustainability at Austria – REWE International AG, Michael Huber, Fund Manager at Raiffeisen KAG, Christian Pladerer, CEO of the Austrian Institute of Ecology, and Doris Ribitsch, Head of Molecular Biology at the Institute for Environmental Biotechnology at BOKU Vienna (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences), discuss the challenges surrounding the […]

  • How to lead a media empire in Kosovo

    By Evliana Berani, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo | Aferdita Saraçini Kelmendi leads one of the biggest businesses in Kosovo: a well-known national radio and television, RTV 21. Building and running one of the biggest television stations in Kosovo, in an extremely competitive media environment, is obviously quite a difficult and challenging task. Changing the mindset and […]

  • Our family’s contribution to mum’s hometown

    By Evliana Berani, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo| Until several years ago, Florie Bajraktari Vanhove was one of 700,000 Kosovans living abroad. Today, she is a successful business woman, running a unique restaurant in the downtown of Prishtina. Kosovo’s diaspora is huge. Difficult times forced many Kosovans to live from money sent to them by relatives living […]

  • Investing in Kosovo

    By Patricia Lang-Schönberger | Discover CEE spoke to Wilhelm-Peter Hasslacher from the Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO), who works as business delegate for the Foreign Trade Centre Laibach in Slovenia. He is an expert on Southeastern Europe: his assignments as business delegate have taken him to Zagreb and Sarajevo, and he is now in Ljubljana, where […]

  • Take a walk through Prishtina

    By Evliana Berani, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo | Mixed identity or no identity at all? This overarching question is raised whenever visitors talk about Prishtina, Kosovo’s capital. And the longer the debate lasts, the stronger one conclusion prevails: Regardless of the fact that the city lacks beautiful, old or fancy buildings, Prishtina has a strong mixed […]

  • Arrival of digital trends disrupting payments in CEE

    By Christian Wolf, RBI | Driven by the aim of providing better and better customer experience, changes in the global payments landscape have accelerated over the past few years and resulted in an increased array of payment options to choose from for customers across the globe. In addition to the advancements in technology, Open Banking […]

  • The Austrian real estate market

    By Michael Heller, RBI | Financial markets had for a long time prepared themselves for an initial interest rate hike by the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2019, but developments in the first half of the year were almost diametrically opposed – with corresponding bullish implications for the local real estate market. The financing environment […]

  • ATOMI: Identifying and supporting extraordinary intelligence

    By Edita Pozhegu, representative of ATOMI | The ATOMI organization in Kosovo has been established ten years ago as an initiative of a group of professionals and is one of its kind in the Balkans region. It focuses on the identification and support of gifted students with extraordinary intelligence in Kosovo. ATOMI aims to identify […]

  • Economic and cultural facts about Kosovo at a glance

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