Tag Archives: Croatia

  • 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 […]

  • How hummus conquered the Croatian market

    By Ozren Tabaković, Raiffeisen Bank Croatia | The cooperation in the frame of the Women in Business Programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with Raiffeisen Bank in Croatia has encouraged many young woman entrepreneurs to leap into business waters. We talked to Višnja Mrakovčić Supek, Principal Manager, Advice for Small Businesses, […]

  • Digital Croatia? Depends on where you look!

    By Gunter Deuber and Oliver Marx, RBI Vienna | In some areas digital penetration on par with Central European peers … As outlined in a recent blog post, Croatia’s ability to withstand the competitive pressure inside the EU and euro area is an important prerequisite for sustainable success in these integration contexts. This applies to […]

  • When will Croatia introduce the euro?

    By Zrinka Zivkovic-Matijevic, Raiffeisen Bank Croatia, and Gunter Deuber, RBI | Another Slovakia ante portas? A possible euro area entry of Croatia, and this as quickly as possible, is a double-edged issue. After all, the euro zone is currently also divided into two parts, into countries of the so-called Northern part and the (mostly) southern […]

  • “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, […]

  • How Netflix influenced the banking industry

    By Christine Streibl, RBI | Matko Pejcic is Head of Front End and Channels (IT) at Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb. In 2018, he gave a lecture at the Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Varazdin how Netflix influenced banking. Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected sources. We are living in a changing world. Technology is a […]

  • HUM – The smallest town in the world!

    By Ozren Tabaković, Raiffeisen Bank Croatia | If you ever visit Croatia, and we think you absolutely should, there is a town called Hum, and it’s a must in terms of touristic attractions. Although there is no formal or actual record of Hum being recognized by Guiness Book of World Records as the smallest city […]