The US is considering imposing new sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. The expanded sanctions would impact all pipeline laying activities and companies that provide insurance, port facilities, or tethering services for pipeline laying vessels.
Having control of the Ukrainian state railway company Ukrzaliznytsia means having control over the lion’s share of Ukrainian exports and transit of goods, as well as a huge market for companies producing for the railway industry. Germany may soon take it all over.
Poland's dominant position in EU road transport is a result of the growing trade turnover, the liberalization of access to the market of EU transport services and the high price competitiveness of Polish companies.
Will it, won’t it? The future of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany is almost upon us and it’s still no clearer where we are. Poland hopes that the US sanctions will delay the project but is aware they will not stop it.
Last August, a report by the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) argued that if Poland maintains the economic growth rate it enjoyed in 1990-2018, it will catch up with Germany in 21 years' time. Poland’s fast, stable growth rate has enabled it to close some of the gap between itself and Western...
The debate on the next EU budget becomes heated. The northern countries want to limit the cohesion funds, while Central and Southeast countries insist on the same level as previously. Germany, the EU’s biggest contributor, is prepared to accept a bit more than a per cent of GNI.
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 Action Plan, agreed between Germany and Croatia, means promotion and education in culture, energy, economy, strengthening of parliamentary cooperation and, most importantly, attracting further German investments.
German parliamentary elections will be the last of this year the most important political events in Europe. Three main themes in SPD’s program might have consequences for the Central and Southeast Europe.
A clear economic recovery is observed in Poland and the region of Central and Southeast Europe. GDP growth in Poland stood at 4 per cent in the Q1’2017, and the average for the Visegrad Group and Romania is 3.8 per cent. It is the fastest growing region of the EU.