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Croatia and the EU: ten years after

Ten years ago, Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union and since then it has achieved its most important strategic goals and reduced the development gap with the ‘historic’ members to some extent, but due to the opening of European doors to its workers, it is facing a…
Léo Portal
2023-12-12
Short Analysis

Prague Smart City: Czech hub for regional development

Smart cities represent a burgeoning global trend, focusing on enhancing city dwellers' daily lives through improved infrastructure, innovation, technology, and services. In the Czech Republic, various elements of this concept are being implemented. This article aims to shed light on these initiatives, evaluate their success, and draw comparisons with international…
Léo Portal
2023-11-03
Short Analysis

Romania and internet connectivity: success factors

Romanian internet population data Romania's internet penetration rate is one of the highest in Europe, surpassing even some of the continent's wealthiest countries like France, Belgium, Finland, and Austria. In January 2023, Romania had 17.82 million internet users, indicating an 88.9% internet penetration rate of the total population. This represents…
Léo Portal
2023-10-20
Full reports

The EU enlargement in the Western Balkans: new challenges after the war

Introduction The large-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia since February 2022 has radically transformed the international political environment and internal balances within the European Union and, predictably, has also affected relations with the Western Balkans. The process of European integration of the six countries in the region (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina,…
Léo Portal
2023-08-31
Full reports

The Global Gateway (Part 2): is it failing its objectives?

You can find part 1 here. The European Union's response to China's global trade and infrastructure programmes is now materialising. Europe's major Global Gateway initiatives aim to provide developing nations with an alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative, which projects Beijing's clout along critical trade routes through port improvements,…
Léo Portal
2023-07-31
Country Analysis

Serbia and Jadar lithium mines: will the project resume?

Serbia has gained attention in recent years for its potential lithium resources and the development of lithium projects. Lithium is a key element used in the production of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage systems, making it a valuable resource in the global transition towards cleaner energy. One…
Léo Portal
2023-06-15
Statements and Events

Statement – We suggested the right partnership

We are delighted to announce that the suggestions we proposed to alleviate Moldova’s energy crisis in a previous article are being adopted, strengthening public relations and cooperation between Romania and Moldova on energy matters: “Moldova’s energy security is a top priority. For high-voltage hook-ups between Moldova and Romania, a back-to-back…
Léo Portal
2022-12-12
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