Central Europe is thriving as never before in history. Any macroeconomic indicator will tell you that. While the measures are imperfect, the Prague and Bratislava regions appear among the top ten richest in the EU by purchasing power per capita. While the eurozone struggles to reach growth over 1% per annum, in Central Europe 3% […]
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