Podcast | Borderlands at the ballot: Business outlook for Poland, Ukraine and Romania


On 6 March 2019 Risk Advisory hosted a breakfast briefing and a roundtable discussion on the three largest markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): Poland, Romania and Ukraine.

We were joined by three guest speakers from the region: Marek Matraszek from CEC Government Relations in Warsaw, Radu Magdin from Smartlink Communications in Bucharest, and David Gilgur from Vimes Consulting working between Kiev and London.

Our speakers discussed recent developments in political risks for business in Poland, Romania and Ukraine, and the implications of the 2019 election year on these countries' business climates and on the economy of the wider region.

In this podcast, you can listen to the opening statements of the chair of the event, András Szirkó, Associate Director at Risk Advisory’s Business Intelligence & Investigations practice, and those of our guest speakers. Why is important to talk about CEE now and what should current and potential investors in the region know about its three biggest markets? Who are the main candidates of Ukraine’s presidential election in March? What effect will the outcome of the presidential election have on Ukraine’s parliamentary vote in October? How is the Romanian government fairing with economic and judicial reforms? What is Poland’s position in the region and how sustainable are the redistributive policies of the current government?

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