The countries of the Western Balkans – which include the states of the former Yugoslavia, along with Albania – are not exactly world-famous for their entrepreneurial spirit. Yet if you look at…

Jeanette Thomas |

Talk about timing! This week has seen back-to-back initiatives that underscore the growing importance of Islamic finance – and the significant role that the World Bank Group can play in unleashing…

Abayomi Alawode |

Just six months ago, in the previous South East Europe Regular Economic Report (SEE RER) covering the six Western Balkan countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia,…

Željko Bogetic |

Cities have always been the driving forces of world civilizations. What Niniveh was to the Assyrian civilization, Babylon was to the Babylonian civilization.  When Peter the Great, third in the…

Souleymane Coulibaly |

Eleven of the less prosperous members of the European Union – Bulgaria, Croatia1, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia (EU11…

Gallina Andronova Vincelette |

其他文种: English, Français近年来,保加利亚、克罗地亚1 、捷克、爱沙尼亚、匈牙利、拉脱维亚、立陶宛、波兰、罗马尼亚、斯洛伐克和斯洛文尼亚等11个经济欠发达的欧盟成员国(以下简称“欧盟11国”)一直吸引着外国直接投资。其中,捷克、爱沙尼亚和斯洛伐克2012年的外国直接投资水平与金融危机前水平大体相当,波兰和保加利亚2012年的外国直接投资也出现了大幅增长。…

Gallina Andronova Vincelette |