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The OSCE in 2030: Undivided Security in Europe Now More at Risk Than 10 Years Ago

In the Austrian National Defence Academy, the security issue "The OSCE in 2030: Undivided Security in Europe restored?" was discussed in the form of a public panel discussion. At the invitation of the International Institute for Peace (IIP), the Karl-Renner-Institut, the Scientific Cluster for Polemology and Legal Ethics, the FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe (ROCPE), the Austrian National Defence Academy and the ISP Institute for Security Policy, Hannes Swoboda as moderator and the panelists Thomas Greminger, Fyodor Lukyanov, Stephanie Liechtenstein, Alena Kupchyna discussed the hoped-for security policy development of Europe and the OSCE.

March 7, 2018

Opening of Austrian Embassy in Minsk: Belarus Acts as an Important Bridge

On 9 February 2016, the Austrian Embassy in Minsk was officially opened by the Secretary General for Foreign Affairs Michael Linhart. The opening of the embassy is an important element in the restructuring process launched by Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz to bring about a strategic re-orientation of the diplomatic representation network. "Austria is thus sending out a signal that the EU's immediate neighbourhood is one of its foreign policy priorities", Linhart pointed out.

February 12, 2016

Cost of Living Rankings: CEE Capitals Cheaper, Vienna is 32nd Most Expensive City

The Mercer's 2014 Cost of Living Rankings have been published and cover 211 cities across five continents. While Western European cities have all risen in the rankings mainly due to the strengthening of the Euro against the US dollar, most cities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), however have fallen in the ranking as a result of local currencies depreciating against the US dollar. Bratislava (#84), Prague (#92), Kiev (#98), Ljubljana (#116), Zagreb (#120), Budapest (#135), Warsaw (#142), Belgrade (#184).

July 25, 2014

Austria: Western Balkans Representatives are Meeting in Vienna

The Western Balkans Conference and the Central European Initiative (CEI) Ministerial Meeting are currently discussing questions regarding the EU enlargement, the role of the EU as a peace project and the economic situation in the Western Balkans.

June 3, 2014

Raiffeisen Bank International AG - SWOT Analysis & Company Report May 2014

This new report contains in depth information and data about Raiffeisen Bank International AG and its operations and markets. It contains an overview, business and strategy description, financial ratios, valuation & forecast data and a SWOT analysis.

April 25, 2014

Latest Edition of the SWOT Report of Raiffeisen Bank International has been Published

FriedlResearch has announced the publication of the latest edition of the "Raiffeisen Bank International AG - SWOT Analysis & Company Report". This report contains in depth information and data about RBI and its operations and markets.

October 8, 2013

World Bank Supports Financial Reporting in CESEE

The World Bank launched a new program to strengthen corporate financial reporting in the countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership.

October 3, 2013

Raiffeisen Bank International AG - SWOT Analysis & Company Report

This report contains in depth information and data about Raiffeisen Bank International AG and its operations and markets. It contains a company overview, business and strategy description, financial ratios, valuation & forecast data and a SWOT analysis.

August 8, 2013

Kapsch TrafficCom Starts Collecting Tolls in Belarus

The costs of the toll system established by Kapsch TrafficCom in Belarus came at € 267m and starts operating now.

August 1, 2013

Russian’s Policy on Belarus: Support As a Means of Subordination

Despite the conflicts and frictions in their bilateral relations, Russia has for years regularly invested in Belarus, according to the Centre of Eastern Studies.

May 13, 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

Belarus Has Lost an Important Source of Export Revenues

The economic prospects for the Belorussian economy are bad. The ruble will have to devalue. External support will be necessary, the Centre for Eastern Studies says.

October 5, 2012

Telekom Austria Under Pressure

In Austria, the competitive pressure is growing. America Movil wants Telekom Austria to grow in the CESEE region.

August 17, 2012

Telekom Austria: Rise in Earnings Predicted

Next Thursday, Telekom Austria will publish its results for the first six months of 2012. After a loss of € 59.0m, Telekom Austria´s net income should grow to € 76.1m.

August 14, 2012

IMF: New Central and Eastern European Constituency

Austria, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey have established a Central and Eastern European Constituency at the International Monetary Fund.

July 11, 2012

Kapsch TrafficCom Receives Order in Belarus

Kapsch TrafficCom receives order for a nationwide electronic toll collection system in Belarus. The contract value for implementation of the system reaches € 267m.

February 29, 2012

Telekom Austria: Net Loss of € 253m

Revenues were down by 4.2%. The major impact was the last quarter with losses of € 322m.

February 23, 2012

Stepic Criticizes Rating Agencies Sharply

For Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), statements given by the U.S. rating agencies are “undifferentiated”.

February 20, 2012

Massive Losses Expected for Telekom Austria

Loss expectations range from € 194.9m to € 238m. Sales are anticipated to decline by 4.4%.

February 17, 2012

Telekom Austria Expects Significantly Lower Profits

Application of hyperinflation accounting leads to an increase in equity of more than € 400m and an impairment of approximately € 300m in 2011.

January 24, 2012

Siemens Austria: Order from Belarus

Siemens VAI Metals Technologies received a major order from the Belorussian steel producer Byelorussian Steelworks (BMZ),

December 17, 2011

Troubles at State Holding ÖIAG

The dividend policy at Telekom Austria is criticized fiercely. Moreover, the new core shareholders at Telekom and OMV cause fears of takeovers.

December 10, 2011

Telekom Austria: Write-Offs in Belarus

Due to the hyperinflation in Belarus, Telekom Austria´s write-offs could reach up to € 400m.

December 8, 2011

Telekom Austria: “Hyperinflation Accounting” Applicable in Belarus

The Austrian telecommunication group will have to make inflation adjustments for its local subsidiary Velcom.

December 8, 2011

Profit Decline for Telekom Austria

Group revenue decline and lower Group EBITDA comparable mainly driven by competition in Austria and FX devaluation in Belarus. In the third quarter, revenues and EBITDA were stable.

November 14, 2011

CEE Economic Forum: Green Trends for Eastern Europe

In 2011, Forum Velden in Carinthia celebrates its 5th anniversary. Since its foundation in 2006, over 1.500 experts, top-managers and politicians from over 25 countries have participated in the Forum.

September 7, 2011

Telekom Austria Adjusts Guidance for Devaluation of Belarus Ruble

The Austrian telecommunication group incurred a net loss of € 59.2m in the first half of the year. Revenue expectations for the full year were reduced from € 4.6bn to € 4.5bn.

August 17, 2011

Austrian Companies Hit by Belarusian Crisis

RBI and Telekom Austria are evaluating the effects on their local subsidiaries. Exports to the country could drop by 30%.

May 27, 2011

BDI - BioEnergy Builds Biodiesel Plant in Belarus

The Styrian company expands its operations to Belarus. The order value amounts to € 10m.

December 6, 2010