Investing in Central and Eastern Europe

Hungary has hitched its fortunes to the German car industry, the Czech Republic is considering how to replace its nuclear power plants and Romania is hoping to cash in on new gas deposits in the Black Sea but energy companies are holding back

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A visionary pact for integrating central European infrastructure is overcoming scepticism

Political spats and diverging national interests are threatening to create an EU ‘second division’

Budapest is seeking to move up the vehicle value chain to minimise the risks to its economy

Offshore find could ensure energy independence but political uncertainty worries investors

The Czech decision is being watched by neighbours considering investments in reactors

Uncertainty has held back the investment needed to improve productivity

The legacy of war has made transport expensive and slow, harming development

An aversion to immigration prompts a drive to recruit pensioners and students