• Startup (r)evolution in Slovakia

    By Zuzana Žiaranová, Spokesperson, Tatra banka | High-technology brings about evolution with some elements of revolution into business. Local companies that are able to seize new opportunities will also withstand global competition. Everyone has some ideas, but whether they “land on the moon” dependa on the implementation itself, explains startup mentor Michal Satur. How would […]

  • “In Croatia you have to eat Janjetina many times before you get to a deal”

    By Alexandra Jocham, RBI | The Austrian economic delegate in Zagreb, Sonja Holocher-Ertl, spoke with Discover CEE about interesting business locations in Croatia, gave first-hand tips for doing business and how to escape crowded beaches in summer. Ms. Holocher-Ertl, what is it that makes Croatia attractive for investors? Croatia is the youngest EU member country, […]

  • “If you decide for an investment in Romania, do it for the long term”

    By Alexandra Jocham, RBI | Discover CEE talked with Gerd Bommer, Austrian economic delegate in Bucharest, about the attractiveness of Romania for investors, interesting business locations and first-hand tips for doing business.  Mr. Bommer, what makes Romania attractive for investors? Romania is an economy with a relatively strong and big domestic market, which is the main […]

  • „Romania is my home”

    By Carmen Dimitruc and Anca Hasegan, Raiffeisen Bank, Romania | Steven van Groningen, Raiffeisen Bank’s CEO for the past 17 years, is Dutch but calls Romania his home. He has become used to the way of thinking and feeling Romanian, although he has retained a healthy dose of “Western awareness” which helps him identify balanced […]

  • Lasvit: They light up the world, but their heart stays in Bohemia

    By Veronika Nováková, Raiffeisen Bank Czech Republic | They stay devoted to their craft, respect it and are not afraid to experiment. They combine traditional Bohemian hand-blown glass with modern technology and design. Lasvit’s vision is to be the world’s most inspiring glassmaker. Read our interview with the firm’s partner and co-founder Aleš Stýblo and […]

  • Seven famous people with Czech origin

    By Veronika Nováková, Raiffeisenbank a.s., Czech Republic | We have selected seven Czechs known all over the world for their work. Meet the most important persons of the Czech past and present.   Antonín Leopold Dvořák (8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) Dvořák was a globally recognized composer, conductor and professor of music and […]

  • A spa in Bohemia? Yes, and preferably a beer spa!

    Veronika Nováková, Raiffeisenbank a.s. Czech Republic | Visitors to the Czech Republic rarely fail to taste Czech beer, as it is one of the traditional symbols of the country and beer tasting therefore is on the „must do“-list of most tourists. However, you don’t need to stick to just drinking beer, you can also bathe […]

  • 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 […]

  • Belarus and China: Economic connectivity at its best

    By Natalya Chernogorova and Vasily Pirogovsky, Priorbank Belarus | Compared with other countries of the CEE region, the economic connectivity of China and Belarus is one of the highest. Diplomatic relations between China and Belarus have already been established in 1992. Over the time, Belarus has expanded its economic connection with China substantially. The trade […]

  • Five reasons for investing in Belarus

    By Darya Petrovich, Priorbank Belarus | Belarus is becoming one of Europe’s leading emerging markets.  Here are five compelling reasons why Belarus is an attractive place for investments: 1. LOCATION Direct access to the market of the Common Economic Space (CES) countries (Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) with common customs tariff: 182 million consumers, equal […]