Agrokor is not only a business venture. It is, as many companies in the Central and Southeast Europe, also a political issue. To understand the business part we have to look at the political relations.
Is Agrokor too big to fail? The food producer and retailer has an income of 15 per cent of Croatia’s GDP but its insolvency means real trouble in the Balkans.
Every year people in Poland waste 9 million tons of food. The parliament is working on a legislation limiting the scale of waste, following other EU countries.
Poland has again led the way in the commercial real estate market in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region, taking up the largest chunk of incoming investment.
Poland should not treat digitization as something for the future or limit itself to supporting start-ups and technological clusters.
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