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Turkey: Protests About to Escalate

Further unrests after forceful clearing of Gezi Park.

June 17, 2013

Turkey: Erdogan Gives In

In the dispute about Gezi Park in Istanbul, which has led to weeks of protests and even violence, the Turkish government leadership now wants to give in.

June 14, 2013

Bulgaria: Sofia One Of Best European Destination for Manufacturing

The Bulgarian capital Sofia was labeled as one of the best destinations for opening a manufacturing plant in Europe.

June 13, 2013

Turkey: Erdogan Considers Referendum

After international criticism was voiced for the use of tear gas by the Turkish police against tens of thousands of demonstrators, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the issue of a referendum.

June 13, 2013

Turkey: Taksim Square Forcefully Cleared

Protests expected to continue despite of severe measures.

June 12, 2013

Turkey: Police Force Attacks Protesters At Gezi Again

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems ready for talks with representatives of the demonstrators, who will be received by him on Wednesday. However, earlier he has demonstrated inexorable hardness.

June 11, 2013

WKO Export Day in Vienna

On June 20, the Export Day (Exporttag) of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) will take place in Vienna. Economic delegates from all over the world will be present.

June 8, 2013

Turkey: Erdogan Demands Peaceful End Of Protests

After his return from Northern Africa, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded an immediate stop of protests in his country. Many Russian investors are supposed to have drawn their assets from Turkey.

June 8, 2013

Turkey: More Than 4,000 Injured

Three persons have now lost their lives in the protests. 43 persons are in critical conditions. Erdogan announced to keep to the controversial project.

June 6, 2013

Papa: CEESE To Keep Growth Advantage

Deputy CEO of Bank Austria Papa sees a long-term potential in CESEE countries. Bank Austria is expecting a growing credit business apart from the favorable economic outlook in the region.

June 6, 2013

Turkey: Protests Continue

After trade union KESK aligned with demonstrators, the government offered a chance for negotiations for the first time.

June 5, 2013

Turkey: Protests Claimed Life of At Least One Person

According to the medical association at least one protestor was killed in Istanbul. Despite of unequaled violence by the police protests against Prime Minister Erdogan will not break down.

June 3, 2013

Turkey: Next Step Towards EU

According to Reuters, Turkey can now hope for its long-awaited next step towards an EU entry in June. France has lifted its opposition to the country’s EU Accession talks. Experts point out the great economic potential the country offers.

May 28, 2013

Turkey Wants FTA with US

Turkey is eager for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the U.S.

May 24, 2013

Joint Nabucco-Declaration Signed by Governments

Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey adopt Nabucco joint declaration.

May 22, 2013

US and Turkey to Establish High-Level Committee For Trade and Investment

US and Turkey intend to boost bilateral relations and trade, President Obama and Prime Minister Erdogan announced.

May 17, 2013

Bosnia, Serbia and Turkey to Sign Economic and Trade Agreement

Ministers for trade and economy from Ankara, Belgrade and Sarajevo agreed to improve economic relations in an effort to enhance shared trade.

May 15, 2013

Gazpromneft-Aero Signed Major Contract With Turkish Airlines

Gazpromneft-Aero signed a long-term contract with the Turkish airline transport company to refuel all flights.

May 8, 2013

Istanbul to Receive € 22bn for World's Largest Airport

Today, a Turkish construction consortium has secured itself a record sum of around € 22bn for the contract of the construction of the world’s biggest airport in Istanbul.

May 3, 2013

Turkey: CEZ Partner to Sell Stakes

CEZ's Turkish JV partner Akkok in talks about possible sale of its stake in SEDAS

April 30, 2013

Romania: OMV Petrom, Exxon And Transgaz To Team Up

According to Romanian officials, OMV Petrom, Exxon and Transgaz might partner to transport the Black Sea gas onshore.

April 30, 2013

Verbund AG: Closing of The Asset Swap With E.ON

Verbund, Austria’s leading electricity company, and E.ON, one of the world’s largest energy providers, finalised the asset swap that was signed on 3 December 2012.

April 26, 2013

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Second Most Lucrative in The World in March

The Borsa Istanbul 100 (BIST 100) index provided the second biggest yield in March worldwide, following the Buenos Aires Bourse.

April 25, 2013

Turkey: Economy Performing “Wonderfully”

Turkey has been performing wonderfully since the latest global economic crisis, according to a senior official at the World Bank responsible for Turkey.

April 24, 2013

US KFC And Pizza Hut Brands Officially Sold In Turkey

US Corporation Yum! Restaurants International, which is active in more than 125 countries, has officially acquired 65 KFC and 41 Pizza Hut restaurants in Turkey from Szer Group.

April 23, 2013

Former Polish President: “EU Needs Ukraine”

In an interview with Polish news magazine Wprost, former Polish president Aleksandar Kwasniewski explains that in the future, the EU will need Ukraine.

April 22, 2013

Austria and Turkey to Deepen Relations

Justice Minister Karl wants to improve cooperations with Turkey.

April 17, 2013

Russia: Most Important Future Market for Opel

Head of General Motors, Dan Akerson, regards Russia as the most important future market for Opel.

April 15, 2013

Cyprus Airways Threatened With Bankruptcy

According to Cyprian newspaper Fileleftheros, Cyprus Airways is about to fold.

April 4, 2013

Eder: Future of Voestalpine and Steel Manufacturing Industry

In an interview CEO of voestalpine, Wolfgang Eder explains the current situation on the steel market and points out that mass products will come from CESEE countries in the future.

April 4, 2013

Turkey’s Hopes of a Reunited Cyprus

The financial crisis in Cyprus is, according to Turkish President Abdullah Gül, an important opportunity to overcome the seperation of Cyprus.

April 4, 2013

New opportunities for Lithuanian and Turkish business

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with Turkish leader Abdullah Gül opened the Lithuania-Turkey business forum.

April 4, 2013

Cyprus: No Hope in Sight Yet

It is still uncertain if an agreement with Russia about the sale of gas fields can be found. President of the EU commission has joined the talks in Moscow.

March 20, 2013

Hungary: Number of Emigrants to Austria Increases

More and more Hungarians emigrate to Austria due to economic and political reason.

March 14, 2013

Turkey: Economic Imbalances Become More Visible

Unlike the Eurozone, Turkey´s economy still shows substantial growth rates. However, Turkey suffers from a number of structural weaknesses.

March 13, 2013

Recession in Euro-Area Still Affects CESEE Countries

According to the Vienna Institute For International Economic Studies (wiiw), the double-dip recession over, yet there is no economic growht in sight for CESEE countries.

March 7, 2013

Turkey: Erdogan Arouses Harsh Criticism by Equaling Fascism and Zionism

At the UN conference in Vienna Turkeys Prime Minister obtained harsh criticism for his speech. The UN distanced itself from the statements.

March 2, 2013

CESEE Region Still Has Enormous Growth Potential

“CEE growth drivers intact but innovation is needed to start convergence 2.0” Erste Group says.

February 20, 2013

CESEE: Stress of Competition is Growing

CEE significantly more industrialized than euro area (30% vs. 19%) but still needs to catch up in terms of competitiveness.

February 20, 2013

Austria: Number of Naturalisations Increases

7 107 persons acquired Austrian citizenship in 2012.

February 18, 2013

Turkey Plans to Build First Nuclear Power Plant

In order to become energy autonomous, the country wants to put a nuclear power plant into operation in six years.

February 16, 2013

EU Foreign Trade with Russia and Turkey Growing Strongly

Last year, the EU has achieved a trade surplus of € 105bn. The trade surplus with Turkey was up by € 25bn. Exports to Russia were up by 15%.

February 15, 2013

CESEE Office Market Shows Solid Fundamentals

CESEE office market is undergoing a stable development; rental levels remain largely solid in most of the region, Erste Group says.

February 11, 2013

Boom Market Turkey: Overheating or an Investment Opportunity?

Erste Group: “A Positive Outlook on the Bosporus”. This year, Turkey´s expected GDP growth comes at 4%.

February 11, 2013

Erdogan Praises Slovakia´s Support for Turkey

Turkey´s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed his gratitude to his Slovak counterpart Robert Fico for Slovekia´s support for Turkey´s EU membership.

February 9, 2013

Erdogan Met Orban in Budapest

Turkey´s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Budapest. Orban praised the success of Turkey´s government.

February 6, 2013

CESEE: Economic Outook Brightens Slightly

According to a survey carried out by OeKB (Austrian Clearing Bank), investors in the CESEE region are more optimistic.

February 6, 2013

Turkish Airlines Expands Massively

According to CEO Temel Kotil, Turkish Airlines has an enormous growth potential. The function of Istanbul as hub between Asia and Europe is a crucial for Turkish Airlines.

February 6, 2013

Necas Supports Turkish EU Membership

On the occasion of Prime Minister Erdogan´s visit in Prague, his Czech counterpart Necas assured to support Turkey´s candidacy.

February 6, 2013

Erdogan Considers Joining „Shanghai Five“

Turkey´s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan increases the pressure on the EU. He considers a political re-orientation towards the east.

February 1, 2013