Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in Hungary (Abstract)

In 2010, Prime Minister Victor Orban came to power in Hungary in a landslide victory for his Fidesz Party that came on the back of a wave of protests against his predecessor that were prompted by a combination of economic and political factors. During his time in power, the country has flirted with a pro-Russian foreign policy that has caused controversy within the EU and that appears to be rooted in his populist political style that has ...

Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in Slovakia (Abstract)

Slovak-Russian business connections have ramped up considerably over recent years, with Russian imports into Slovakia growing at an annual rate of some 10% between 2009 and 2013. Moreover, since the signing of an economic and technical cooperation agreement in 2005 (that ultimately turned into the “Inter-governmental Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation”), Slovak exports to Russia have grown by some 906%.

Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in Romania (Abstract)

Romania benefits from a more entrenched view among the mainstream political parties – and, accordingly, the voting public – that the country ought to be aligned firmly with the EU and NATO and resist efforts by Russia to impose its will on the country through assorted means, including energy leverage as well as other economic and financial strategies. In general, there appears to be a level of skepticism towards Russian activity in the ...