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The central and eastern Europe region has recognised it has to update its energy and transport infrastructure if it is to end its reliance on Russian supplies and become more competitive

Modernisation drive aims to connect east and west

The region has recognised it has to update its energy and transport infrastructure if it is to end its reliance on Russian supplies and become more competitive

Oil and gas: Pipeline politics debate hots up

‘Southern corridor’ opens supply sources for Europe as Russia steps up its firepower

Alternative energy: Confusion reigns on renewables

Variation in regulation and subsidy policies across region creates capacity uncertainties

Infrastructure: Poor roads blight bridge over Danube

Potential cannot be realised until the surrounding infrastructure improves

Roger Vickerman

Road building is outpacing rail development

New highways have brought benefits but rail is yet to catch up

Gas: Ukraine looks west to curb reliance on Russia

Government seeks to exploit pipeline network to increase EU imports

Building blocks for prosperity

Across the CEE region, at various stages of planning or construction, are numerous big ticket energy and transport infrastructure projects

Fracking debate may have turned a corner

The prospect of shale production in Europe could significantly improve regional energy for decades to come

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