Investors interested in emerging Europe might consider small-but-vibrant Slovakia, the first ex-Soviet satellite state to join the euro zone.
Slovakia's banking industry is "pretty liquid", well-capitalized and has low levels of non-performing loans, says Jozef Sikela CEO of Slovakia's largest commercial bank, Slovenska Sporitelna.
Slovakia's proximity to Ukraine, which is in conflict with Russia, poses dangers, the Slovak deputy prime minister told CNBC.
The European Union has lost its way and must adapt to survive, the former Slovakian prime minister told CNBC.
East Europe has struggled to attract investors thanks to its “Wild West” image. Countries hope to show that things have changed.
Ukrainian's President has urged the EU to take tough action against Russia over the separatist conflict in Ukraine's eastern regions.
An international pariah at the end of the 20th century, Serbia has undergone a long rehabilitation.