In spite of Russia’s stagnating economy, let alone the highly unfavorable political climate between the Russian Federation and Europe, the volume of Russian-German trade in 2018 increased by nearly 9 per cent, reaching almost EUR62bn.
The Eastern and Western space programs have long been dependent on the Ukrainian space sector. Now the Ukrainians are successfully taking over new market niches.
The Russian IT company, Glonass Telematika plans to deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) network across Russia in order to gather, monitor and analyze data from a number of different fields.
Sarajevo hosted the annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). It attracted political and economic stakeholders of the Balkan region.
Romania's Ambassador to Pakistan, Nicolae Goia, has discussed with Pakistani Prime Minister's chief assistant Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari on bringing Pakistani workers to Romania.
In the middle of April, the Croatian government adopted two key economic policy documents: The National Convergence Program 2019-2022 and the National Reform Program 2019.
Both countries are rapidly moving into a more green energy sources, mainly the solar power, taking advantage of their geographical location and EU funds.
The Ukrainian government is trying to stop the emigration to the West, including Poland. However, there are few signs that the it could succeed in its efforts.
In November 2018, German car giant Volkswagen announced the opening of a big car factory, which would be the main plant for the production of various car models in the Central and Southeast Europe.
For years, Russia has been compensating its own population decrease by leaving its borders open for migration from “donor countries” in the former Soviet Union.