Welcome to „Discover CEE“!

Thank you for joining us on our excursions to beautiful landscapes and cities in Central and Eastern Europe, our home market. There we discover new or at least lesser-known things, let people have their say and open ourselves to the diversity of other cultures and customs. The name says it all: Discover CEE!

  • Inflation worries in east and west – what is there, what is sustainable?

    By David Vagenknecht, Raiffeisenbank Czech Republic and Gunter Deuber, RBI Vienna | The topic of inflation is popping up everywhere now. It haunts the economic gazettes, and some inflation data are currently higher than expected. This is true for both, Western and Central and Eastern Europe. But of course, the devil is in the detail. […]

  • Omamas: Women improve society via education

    By David Auer, Stepic CEE Charity | Education is important. We all know that. And the earlier you start, the better it is. Moreover, even a temporary interruption in children’s education has a negative impact on their lives in the long term. Girls suffer the most. A lack of education pushes them back into traditional […]

  • Kulich: A delicious Easter cake from Russia

    By Svetlana Grigoryan, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen Russia| In many countries around the world, the Easter cake, that we usually eat for Easter, is actually a Christmas dish. You have most likely heard of, or even tried, panettone, pandoro or Stollen. In Russia, we traditionally bake this very special sweet bread for Easter and there are […]

  • Women, start to provision for the future!

    By Pia Oberhauser, RBI | Even as we enter the third decade of the 21st century, the gender wealth gap is still serious in many countries. The most recent figure for Austria dates back to 2017*, when it was 23 per cent. Now, this figure may have improved somewhat in recent years. But large differences […]

  • Room for improvement: The situation of female founders in Europe

    By Benedikta Schlange, RBI | International Women’s Day, which took place on March 8, inspired me to find out what the situation of female entrepreneurs in Europe is actually like. How many are there? Where are they most represented? Do they get as many investments as men or are they still lagging behind? In the […]

  • Cyber Security: Threats almost any company faces after 1 year of home office

    By Peter Gerdenitsch, RBI | After one year of COVID-19, many of us have become accustomed to the home office. However, the increased demand for “remote working” has significantly changed the framework conditions for cyber security. Prominent companies became victims of cyber attacks and experienced unwanted “publicity” in the media. Banks in particular are attractive […]

  • Veronika Lammer Financial Analyst

    Podcast: How to get more women into financial markets

    By Martin Schreiber, RBI| Women are still underrepresented on the financial markets. We know that there are many reasons for this. Among other things, it is due to the fact that financial transactions are portrayed as “shady”, “dubious” and “risky” – something, women do not want to be associated with. But also because many women […]

  • Empower yourself – 4 tips for women to strengthen self-worth

    By Cathy Zimmermann, Performance Coach & Moderator | In my job as a presentation, communication and performance coach, I am always surprised how insecure many women become as soon as they must communicate something effectively. There is the bank director who has a bombshell job and expertise to the power of ten and then – […]

  • Modest CEE crisis hit – fortune, politics or what else?

    By Gunter Deuber, RBI Vienna, and Nicolae Covrig, Raiffeisen Bank in Romania | All of our core markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) – with the possible exception of Croatia, which is also an internationally prominent tourism destination – have come through the COVID-19 crisis surprisingly well so far for many external observers. This […]

  • Get to know four of the most promising fintechs – part 1

    By Katja Fiedler, RBI| Welcome to our two-part series, in which we present interesting fintechs. Today we start with the first two Synerise and FinLync. All four fintechs we present here, cover one of the following focus areas with their business models: advanced analytics and loyalty solutions; value added services for large corporates and bank […]

  • 5 innovative start-ups from Central and Eastern Europe

    By Benedikta Schlange, RBI | In this article we introduce you to five innovative start-ups from Central and Eastern Europe. From growing your own vegetables to a personal trainer experience for your home, it’s all covered. Find out what interesting ideas Central and Eastern Europe has to offer you. DevopOne, Bulgaria  Top talents for big […]