Central Europe


Fueling the Hungarian start-up ecosystem

– Cooperation among all stakeholders would help the country create a start-up culture that could generate some 30,000 high-value-adding jobs and up to €1.3 billion in additional direct local spending.

Bridging the gap: Transversal technologies to boost Romania’s resilience

– Romania is facing a widening technological gap compared with the rest of Europe. Huge value is at stake—as is the country’s long-term... prosperity. What can turn the tide?

Digital Challengers on the next frontier: Perspective on Romania

– As CEE economies catch up with Europe’s frontrunners, accelerated digital growth may bring Romania’s digital economy... to almost €52 billion by 2030.

Carbon-neutral Hungary

– Hungary’s path to net zero depends on the its ability to take action in seven economic sectors.

War in Ukraine: Twelve disruptions changing the world

– The war is devastating lives and roiling markets. Here we track the disruptions that seem likely to shape lives and livelihoods,... beyond the immediate crisis.
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Central Europe’s great gender opportunity

– Growth has slowed in Central and Eastern Europe, where women account for 60 percent of all college graduates and only 45 percent... of the labor force. A new McKinsey report shows that closing the gap could reignite economies across the region.

How prioritizing health can be a prescription for Romania’s prosperity

– Better use of known interventions could help reduce Romania’s overall disease burden over the next two decades.

Closing the gender gap in Central and Eastern Europe

– Empowering women in the workplace could unlock significant economic growth in the region.

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