Following a major political change in the country six months ago, Moldova is in the process of sweeping legislative reforms seeking to elevate the country’s business landscape, according to Brodsky Uskov Looper Reed & Partners Partner Ivan Turcan.
The biggest story in Croatia, according to Kovacevic Prpic Simeunovic Partner Martina Prpic, is the preparatory work for the upcoming switch to EUR as the official currency, complemented by EU-driven updates impacting consumer protection, agriculture, and the upcoming tourist season.
The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), the pandemic’s legal implications, and energy are the hottest topics in Romania right now, with public procurement being a common thread, according to Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Litigation Partner Dan Cristea.
Economic optimism in the face of adversity, the introduction of English law instruments, and some new potential for growth are the highlights in Belarus, according to Aleinikov & Partners Senior Partner Denis Aleinikov.
Recent legislative proposals aimed at combatting corruption and reforming the judicial system, including the establishment of a commercial court are the factors, that could lead to more favorable conditions for foreign investments in Kosovo, according to RZZ Law Partner Engjell Rexhepi.
Challenges to COVID-19-related regulations, needed tax, healthcare, and pension reforms, a busy M&A market, and questions related to future public spending are at the top of the agenda for lawyers in Slovenia, according to Selih & Partnerji Partner Jera Majzelj.
Governmental changes, a recovering economy, and the possible introduction of digital courts – these are the latest developments in North Macedonia, according to Popovski & Partners Partner Ognen Martinov.
The ongoing lockdown and changing restrictions as well as prices surging as a consequence of growing inflation are hitting the Czech economy hard, but the country is holding on mightily, according to PRK Partners Partner Martin Aschenbrenner.
Comprehensive legislative overhaul, thriving business sectors, and new opportunities for foreign investors – these are the hot topics in Ukraine right now, according to Integrites Partner Illya Tkachuk.
Bosnia & Herzegovina remains open for business, despite political instability – caused by increasing secessionist tendencies – and slowing reforms, according to DMB Legal Managing Partner Dina Durakovic.
When it comes to politics in Slovakia, due to fast-paced developments and the presence of social media, there is frequently a 'major' crisis lasting only a few days, to then be replaced by a new one, says Majernik & Mihalikova Partner Ivan Kormanik.
The upcoming Hungarian parliamentary election, scheduled on April 3, 2022, is one of the most pressing political issues, as united opposition parties are competing against the ruling party, according to Kapolyi Law Firm Managing Partner Jozsef Kapolyi.
Political stability, managed inflation, and support plans for the most vulnerable social groups and businesses could ensure a financially stable year in Bulgaria, according to Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners Managing Partner Nikolay Bebov.
A booming economy – with some legislative updates hampering the smooth sailing of corporate operations – and frictions with China and Belarus are the key updates for Lithuania, according to Glimstedt Partner Andrius Ivanauskas.