“Old” Europe, i.e. Western Europe, is producing fewer goods and more ideas and soft goods (design, research etc), with the “new” Europe, Eastern Europe, becoming the continent’s manufacturing hub. So the manufacturing sector in the Central and East European countries continues to enjoy extremely favourable prospects, albeit with some unexpected changes.
Romania, a fantastic place where waters, peoples and animals seek refuge: the Danube delta is an extraordinary no man’s land that millions of migratory birds overfly ever year, where people on the run from totalitarian regimes live together. The land of the Eastern Latins is a great country through which the Danube flows like a slimy snake; it is home to the Kalderash gypsies, noblest of the Romany clans and bosses of the gold trade
The “Italy System” has been unable to take substantial steps forward in the region, where Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Turkey are doing better than we are, while we Italians come up against the limits of our foreign economic policy. The relationship with the European Union, too, has not really taken off. Meanwhile, bilateral relations between countries are intensifying. What does the horizon hold in store?
The European Union absorbs 63% of exports from the new European countries. Germany leads with a quarter of overall trade, followed by Italy, which is more oriented towards the Balkan region. The turning point has been the ability to adapt the industrial structure to the new competitive scenario, but the development of relations with more evolved economies has also allowed the region to…
Judges in Zagreb have sentenced him to five months in prison for calling the former Yugoslavian intellectuals who stir up racial hatred “Taliban”. But Predrag Matvejevic, the critical conscience of a borderless Europe, will not stop. In this interview, he relaunches his battle against what he calls “democratures” or caricatures of democracy
A new version of Business Week’s traditional Global 1000 classification. Beginning from the assumption that the main companies quoted are representative of the national listings, are able to attract capital and can influence the performance of the market to which they belong, the results…