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The restoration of investment-grade status reaffirms the country’s credibility in the global financial arena, instilling confidence among investors and opening the door to enhanced access to capital markets.

Greece’s investment grade: The ongoing journey of a remarkable recovery

It was back in 2010 when Greece managed to succeed in becoming the first euro-zone member to be downgraded to junk by credit rating agencies after decades of lack of fiscal discipline

Drawing inspiration from the core values of: "welcome," "locality," "wellness," "hospitality," and "quality," WELCALITY is set to reshape the boutique hotel landscape in Greece and across Europe.

Elevate Your Boutique Hotel’s Success: Join WELCALITY at TTG Travel Experience 2023

By: EBR | Monday, August 28, 2023

WELCALITY, is thrilled to introduce an exclusive opportunity for boutique hotels seeking growth and prominence

“Austria should not only be known for Lippizaner, Mozartkugeln and clean electricity but also for microchips ‘Made in Austria’,” Chancellor Karl Nehammer (OVP) stressed on Thursday, adding that the government wants to expand Austria’s role as “one of the leading European players”.

Austria aims to enter global chip plant race

By: EBR | Friday, July 14, 2023

Austria wants to become one of the EU’s leading countries in the chip industry and is banking on the EU’s Chips Act as the main vehicle for boosting semiconductor production

Social intrapreneurs, people within large corporations who take direct initiative for innovations that address social or environmental challenges while also creating commercial value, allow companies to “do well and do good” simultaneously

Social intrapreneurship needs a systems-thinking upgrade

By: EBR | Monday, July 3, 2023

As early as 2014, people were arguing that social intrapreneurs were among the most valuable employees in a company — today, their role may need a re-think

To mitigate the risk of sales loss due to technical integration difficulties, sluggish payment processing and lack of secure payment alternatives, these merchants are in dire need of enhanced payment solutions.

How suboptimal payments and fraud in e-commerce affect the global economy

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 27, 2023

In an era where online shopping, from electronics to clothing, is the norm, we have seen a rapid surge in digital payment solutions and e-commerce platforms

The banking sector now must navigate inflationary pressures, rapid normalization of monetary policies and growing fragmentation.

Future of banking: 5 trends reshaping a sector in turmoil

By: EBR | Thursday, June 15, 2023

A period of relative stability for the banking sector ended at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and further shocks tested the stability of the industry at the start of the war in Ukraine, followed by supply chain disruptions


At the same time, there are those in the European political debate who believe that businesses, almost irrespective of size, are far too dominant in the political process.

Hirschman to the Rescue: How Political Should Companies Be?

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Particularly in Europe, there is a widespread tendency among medium-sized companies to shy away from engaging in politics

DM is an effective way to reach a larger audience and promote brand awareness. It includes various techniques such as social media marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing, and content marketing. By using digital marketing techniques, companies can target their audience more precisely and get more measurable results than traditional marketing methods.

Digital marketing and strategic positioning - Finding the best practices

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Digital marketing (DM) is an essential part of strategic positioning for companies on the market

“Influencers must be subject to the same rules as those that apply to traditional media,” Le Maire said, adding the internet “is not the WIld West” and he, therefore, wants to “give a status and reinforce controls” on influencers.

France to regulate social media influencers

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The French government is set to present a plan to better regulate the commercial work of social media influencers to ensure they, as well as the consumers of their content, are better protected

The number of bankruptcy declarations increased during all four quarters of 2022.

BusinessEurope: Rapidly increasing numbers of bankruptcies are alarming

By: EBR | Monday, February 20, 2023

New data shows that the number of bankruptcy declarations among businesses in the EU increased substantially in the fourth quarter of 2022

Some of the social changes brought about by the pandemic have redefined how and where many people work. And remote working has proved popular, leaving many people reluctant to return to full-time in-person office work.

Right to disconnect: The countries passing laws to stop employees working out of hours

By: EBR | Monday, February 6, 2023

The shift to remote working has blurred the line between home and work life for many people, leaving them answering calls, texts and emails at all hours

“By using heat from data centres that would otherwise go to waste, as well as a vertical hydroponics system to optimise the use of space and LED lighting to minimise energy consumption, Containing Greens is able to offer a more sustainable alternative to cultivating fresh produce in the High North,” explained Johansson.

Innovative start-up scoops top Arctic award

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The International Polar Foundation has announced the winner of the first ever “Laurence Tran Arctic Futures Award” in recognition of efforts to build a “more sustainable future."

Women leaders are leaving their jobs in unprecedented numbers.

What is the ‘Great Breakup’ and why are so many women leaders quitting?

By: EBR | Monday, November 28, 2022

Unprecedented numbers of women leaders in the US are quitting their jobs, according to a new survey

New product and customer initiatives will, it says, deliver on its ‘fly better promise”, including enhanced menus across all cabin classes. The ambitious plans were outlined at a press briefing in Brussels on Thursday by Emirates Belux Manager Jean-Pierre Martin.

Airline posts record profits as industry continues to rebound from pandemic

By: EBR | Friday, November 25, 2022

A leading airline is set to embark what is believed to be one of the biggest ever refurbishments in the air industry

Accessibility, user experience and privacy first – these are three pillars that advertisers need to keep in mind as they build out their metaverse strategies.

3 ways to ensure digital advertising in the metaverse works for all

By: EBR | Monday, October 17, 2022

The metaverse has become a big business and a buzzword for every industry imaginable

"Luckily enough, from the 2000s forwards, most economies in the Central and East European regions have developed far more heterogeneous business environments. Specifically, a new crop of export-oriented business emerged, in no small part helped by integration into the global supply chains that re-polarised across the world."

A Look at CEE current and future Superclans: how does Old Money and New Money coexist in Central and Eastern Europe?

By: EBR | Monday, August 22, 2022

The history of capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe differs markedly due to the rupture created by the communist period

Konov has been CEO of the Sibur for almost 16 years, in which time he has overseen a major overhaul of the company. Sibur was on the verge of bankruptcy when Konov joined the Sibur’s management in 2004. He helped to develop a new strategy, which included modernization of production facilities, and was promoted to the CEO role in 2006.

Dmitry Konov: the petrochemicals executive hoping for a rapprochement with Europe

By: EBR | Friday, August 19, 2022

The European Union has sanctioned over 1200 Russians in response to the invasion of Ukraine. These include state officials, propagandists, oligarchs, and even the Russian President Vladimir Putin himself.

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how many businesses work, with employees wanting more flexibility and a better work-life balance.

The post-pandemic workplace: experts explain how people and businesses can thrive

By: EBR | Friday, July 29, 2022

In this third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies large and small are slowly returning to business as usual

"Cybersecurity is a major concern for all organizations and collaboration is key to effectively tackle this threat".

4 ways to incorporate cyber resilience in your business

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Effective cybersecurity has become a shared responsibility that demands teamwork and an unwavering commitment to internal and external collaboration

"The tight US labour market is making workers feel more confident in making demands of their employers about remote working".

Employers are giving workers the work from home days they want

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 27, 2022

More than two years after the start of the covid-19 pandemic, US workers are closer than ever to getting the remote-work arrangements they want

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Foreign ministers of five central European states met in Vienna and urged that lines of communication with Russia be kept open through the OSCE to facilitate a path to peace in Ukraine


Greece’s investment grade: The ongoing journey of a remarkable recovery

Greece’s investment grade: The ongoing journey of a remarkable recovery

It was back in 2010 when Greece managed to succeed in becoming the first euro-zone member to be downgraded to junk by credit rating agencies after decades of lack of fiscal discipline


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