To scale up the public debate on relevant topics, Raiffeisen Bank International contributes to and organizes various forums/events, such as the RBI EU-Sky Talk, the GLOBSEC Tatra Summit or the RBI CEE Parliamentary Dinner.
L'élargissement de l'UE vers les pays des Balkans occidentaux
22.03.2023 - Les pays des Balkans occidentaux revêtent d’une grande importance culturelle, sociale, économique et géostratégique pour l’Union Européenne. Ils comptent près de 18 millions d’habitants et sont désireux de rejoindre l’UE.
RBI Sky-Talk 2023
07.03.2023 - At Raiffeisen Bank International’s EU Sky Talk, Ambassador Christoph Heusgen delivered a thought-provoking speech on the importance of the rule-based international order. He emphasized that the rule of law plays a critical role in preventing war and maintaining peace within the European Union. In contrast, he pointed out that the Russian war against Ukraine was a fundamental breach of international law, as Russian President Putin denies Ukraine's sovereignity.
GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2022
07.10.2022 - Danube Tech Valley Scape Up Fund
Roundtable on facilitation of remittances to Ukraine
27.09.2022 - EU-Commissioner McGuinness invited financial industry stakeholders to Brussels to sign a joint statement concerning remittance and related technical service providers in Ukraine.
European Forum Alpbach 2022
23.08.2022 - Once again, around 5,000 students, young professionals and change-makers from academia, politics, economics, culture, and civil society from 70 nations gather in Alpbach, Tyrol, to think ahead, talk and walk together and forge a great vision for The New Europe. As a leading banking group in Central and Eastern Europe, RBI cannot miss discussing the major economic and financial consequences of current crises and explore how to further develop Europe.
A European Journey Through Two Crises
01.07.2022 - RBI gave Europe’s economic policy center stage with Marco Buti as our guest of honor. Mr. Buti has condensed his more than 35 years of experience in supporting the positive economic development of the EU into his latest book ,,The Man Inside – A European Journey Through Two Crises”.
The Future of EU-Enlargement
29.06.2022 - RBI and the European Movement International organized a panel discussion on the future of EU-enlargement in Brussels. Panelists discussed what Western Balkan countries could bring to the table from an economical and geostrategic pespective and underlined the costs of further delay.
RBI EU-Sky Talk 2022
02.02.2021 - Geopolitics and geoeconomics in reshuffling: Storms Ahead? Which implications to expect for business and politics?
RBI CEE Parliamentary Dinner 2021
27.10.2021 – Banking made for CEE
GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2021
08.10.2021 – Forged Crisis: European Economy Rebuilt Better
RBI EU-Sky Talk 2021
12.05.2021 – The Stability and Growth Pact: Past Experience and Future Aspect
Economic and Social Impacts of FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe
FDI show positive impacts in CESEE countries
A new and current study shows that countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) have significantly benefited from Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) since the fall of the Soviet Union. Raiffeisen Bank International has been a significant contributor to the positive development of CESEE countries for years.
Bittersweet EU Perspectives in South/Eastern Europe
EU enlargement to the Western Balkans has been a frustrating process — even though embracing the Balkans would be more trivial than to include new candidates such as Ukraine. However, tangible plus gradual progress in the area of EU accession in 2022 and the coming years is key now, so that Ukraine has perspectives based on examples in the Balkans. That is the approach that Russia cannot present EU membership as a no-win deal. This is how we see the situation in our joint assessment out of Tirana, Sarajevo, Kievand Vienna.
Storms Ahead – The Future Geoeconomic World Order
By Johann Strobl and Heiko Borchert
Geoeconomics shapes the context relevant for politics and business. Policies, business models, and public-private interaction need to evolve in order to respond to new challenges. Johann Strobl and Heiko Borchert have brought together a group of leading decision-makers and analysts to reflect upon the changing geoeconomic environment and its impact on governments and businesses.
This crisis is different … in CEE banking!
By Gunter Deuber and Ruslan GADEEV, RBI
Economists and analysts shall be cautious about drawing (pre-emptive) conclusions that one crisis is different from previous ones. But this is definitely true for banking sectors in CEE in the COVID-19 context. There was no deleveraging like in the aftermath of Global Financial Crisis (GFC).
NGEU and its purpose in CE/SEE and beyond
By Gunter Deuber and Dorota Strauch, RBI
The NGEU instrument goes beyond post-crisis reconstruction. It offers a lot of potential to overcome dividing lines in Europe (East/West, South/North). Is it also turning from asmall scale instrument into a big one, as the EIB used to do? Comprehensive assessments will be needed in the mid-2020s to make meaningful decisions in this respect.