• Christmas Traditions in CEE

    By Benedikta Schlange, RBI | Christmas is approaching and the preparations for the festivities are already underway. We looked at what interesting Christmas traditions there are in CEE. Let us put you in the mood for a merry Christmas right now. Albania Christmas Eve is called “Nata e Krishtit” in Albanian. At Nata e Krishtit […]

  • Lived sustainability in CEE

    By Benedikta Schlange, RBI| Do you want to experience CEE’s sustainable lifestyle? We have researched a few examples for you here. Feel free to add additional ideas in the comments! Fashion from Romania: Gnana was founded in 2017 by Floriana Sandu.Floriana Sandu and her team only work with natural materials of which 60 per cent […]

  • Holidays at home

    By Patricia Lang-Schönberger, RBI | During times where the Corona situation is ever so present – and new corona cases are steadily increasing again – you might not want to travel abroad but rather stay at home and enjoy the beauty of your own home country. Together with our colleagues from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania and […]

  • Culinary highlights

    In summer, due to rising temperatures and brighter evenings, friends and families meet outside for a barbecue or a nice dinner. We have looked at some countries where our CEE network banks are doing business, to see which culinary highlights are ideal for a wonderful summer evening. Be inspired by the beloved Siberian dish Pelmeni […]

  • Ten surprising CEE Easter traditions

    By Benedikta Schlange, RBI | Easter is just around the corner and many families are already starting their preparations for the most important Christian event of the year.   During Easter time in Austria, eggs are dyed or artistically decorated with color. The children wait eagerly for the Easter Bunny to hide chocolate eggs, which […]

  • Public Holidays 2020 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 2020 overview shows all the dates at one glance. Wherever you travel from, when planning a trip to the CEE region, also […]

  • A traditional New Year’s Eve in Albania

    By Klarida Rrogozi, Raiffeisen Bank in Albania | Like many other countries, Albania has its own special traditions celebrating New Year’s Eve. Read in today’s blogposts, what makes this holiday so special in the country. New Year’s table of prosperity A table full of various dishes and the whole family together – this is how […]

  • Albania from North to South

    By Klarida Rrogozi, Raiffeisen Bank in Albania | Albania, this small and astonishing country in the Western Balkans, is one of the rare places where a lot of wildlife is still preserved. Alps, valleys, lakes, an amazing coastline alongside the country – when you visit Albania, you can enjoy all these beautiful sights. Tourists can […]

  • Economic and cultural facts about Albania at a glance

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

  • Another tag on the wall

    By Eleonora Georgieva and Stoyan Genov, Raiffeisen Bank in Bulgaria | Graffiti artists are turning Bulgarian cities into creative open galleries, and sending powerful messages in the process The perception towards graffiti has changed over the past few decades thanks to outstanding street artists like Banksy, who have done more than just paint an image […]

  • The charm of Bulgaria’s wine chateaux

    By Stoyan Genov, Raiffeisen Bank in Bulgaria | A centuries-old history, traditions and great ambitions. These are the key features of the Bulgarian wine business. Along with production for local and traditional markets, and entry into new international markets, a number of boutique wineries have been trying to bring Bulgaria’s wine culture to an even […]