According to CMS and EMIS report “Emerging Europe M&A 2019/20” in 2019 in Central and Southeast Europe M&A deal volume was the lowest in the decade, with only 1958 transactions (down 6.5 per cent), with a combined value of EUR72.34bn (down 10.1 per cent).
Beijing-based Global Times and some Western media have called the coronavirus a "black swan" — a completely unexpected phenomenon that will cause great damage to the Chinese and world economy. If the epidemic spread around the world, it could cause not only great human casualties.
The profits of three German automotive companies — Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz — are higher than the profits of the entire Polish processing industry. So, the idea that Poland could quickly catch up with Germany and the German wages does not seem realistic.
Croatia slowly begins to understand that relying on a single sector, such as tourism, is not the best formula for a sustainable development. The share of industry exports in total Croatian exports is among the lowest within the new EU member states.
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.