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Companies from around the world continue to target Eastern Europe for investment because of the human capital the region brings to bear. According to the latest European Investment Monitor, which tracks investment across Europe, foreign direct investment in Eastern Europe has increased markedly, rising by as much as 57 percent in the Czech Republic and 35 percent in Romania in 2016 compared to 2015. Looking at jobs created by FDI, Poland is second only to the United Kingdom, while Romania holds fourth place, narrowly outpaced by Germany. Eastern Europe may still lag behind in terms of total FDI – Poland received about 20 percent as much FDI as Germany in 2016 – but its recent gains are nonetheless impressive.

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