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This is the fifth article in a series about East European employment law issues.

Bordered by Germany, Austria, Poland, and Slovakia, the Czech Republic occupies an important position in Europe. Following the Velvet Revolution of 1989, and its return to liberal democracy, the Czech Republic quickly became re-integrated into Europe and is a strong economic force in the region. The Czech Republic ranks 64 out of 183 economies for “ease of doing ...

Bordering seven other European countries, Hungary occupies a strategic location in Central Europe. Hungary is a member of the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. As with many Central and East European economies, the transfer from a planned to a market economy has not been easy for Hungary, and it suffered greatly during the transition and subsequent global ...

This is the third article in a three-part series addressing employment matters in Central and Eastern Europe.

As employers increasingly look to expand their global reach, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe continue to provide attractive opportunities for entrepreneurs. Effectively closed to foreign investment and travel for decades, the Republic of Albania has undergone many changes in recent years. Strategically located in central ...

Since 2000, Romania has been the recipient of significant foreign investment, garnering more foreign investment than any other central and southeastern European country. In addition to its central location, Romania has a well-educated workforce and low labor cost as compared to other European Union (EU) member states. Before multi-national employers look to expand operations in Europe’s seventh most-populous country, however, an important ...

Given its geographic location, educated workforce, and well-developed energy sector, Bulgaria is an attractive location for multinational employers. Although a member of the European Union, Bulgaria has its own labor and employment laws, which derive primarily from the Labour Code, which was adopted in 1986 and subsequently modified, most recently in December 2008. For employers planning to do business on Bulgaria, here are a few quick tips on ...

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