Emerging Europe — UKTI and PWC Economic Scorecard confirms
attractiveness of CEE markets.
Emerged and Emerging the exciting markets of Emerging Europe offer
‘easy win’ growth opportunity for UK companies.
In increasingly complex global markets business is increasingly looking out for
regional opprotuntiy to balance growth, risk and efficiency of costs. The launch of a
new UKTI PWC Economic Scorecard focuses on CEE as a nearshore emerging
market opportunity. UK Companies have so far missed this opportunity.
The Scorecard shows in an innovative infographic way that the CEE region offers
solid growth opportunity with a more competitive cost base than established EU
markets and a level of sustainability and accessibility which is more attractive than
the more traditional emerging markets. This mix makes the region an attractive
trade and investment destination for international companies. The Scorecard is
available in an attractive format with an online analytical tool which can be
downloaded to your computer or iPad at:
‘Emerging Europe is GREAT’ and here’s an online tool to prove it.
Download report in pdf file here - CEE Economic Scorecard
European Funds Beyond 2013 – an 82 billion Euro opportunity not to be
We take a look at Poland’s EU funding programme for 2014-2020. The draft
Partnership Agreement focuses on the competitiveness of the economy, better
social and economic cohesion and enabling efficient development in Poland’s
regions. Operational programmes concentrate on infrastructure, the environment,
smart growth, knowledge, education and digital development as well as technical
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Ernst and Young report on Poland’s
Special Economic Zones – Investment
Incentives to 2026
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Special Economic Zones
With the Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
and their attractive investment incentives
extended to 2026, the first half of 2014 is
the time to invest in Poland.
Ernst & Young’s ‘Poland – a True
Special Economic Zone’ report
impressively estimates GDP growth in
excess of 3.5% in 2014 and outlines the
attractive commercial benefits of the
special economic zones. The country’s
stable economic conditions, positive growth
forecast and regional investment aid
programmes make it a great time for doing
business in Poland.
Going green is the best way to a safer environment and a more secure
economic future at Warsaw’s COP19.
The environment is a top priority for developed and developing economies, which is
why it’s significant that the latest Conference of the Parties (COP19) climate change
conference was held in one of the most economically promising countries of the
It is clear that we all need to take urgent action to mitigate the impact of climate
change. Otherwise we will bequeath to our children a world much worse than the
one in which we grew up. This means action from governments and
business. Without the formidable organisational, creative and financial muscle that
business brings, we cannot seriously address climate change.
Tackling climate change is a top priority for the UK Government, not just because
the risks are too great if we do not act, but because in tackling climate change we
can drive forward prosperity and growth. That is why the UK Government is
working so closely with business to identify innovative solutions – be it on shale gas
potential, nuclear, renewables or smart grid and metering.
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It’s a win-win situation for the UK
and Poland in ‘A shared future in
‘Greener energy closer ties’in combating climate change.
Poland's economy uses twice the amount of energy per GDP as developed countries
in Western Europe. The country is grappling with reducing emissions, a legacy of
coal and diversifying to new energy sources that are clean, long-lasting and
reliable. Security is a critical driver of policy. Working in partnership with the UK
offers great opportunities.
LOOKING TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS IN THE REGION?
Would you like to find out about the British Centre and how the team can help
you? Get in touch for an in-depth market briefing and business development
MARTIN OXLEY – DIRECTOR, Trade and Investment, British Embassy, Warsaw