Central and Eastern Europe is an economic area with a future. Despite the current turbulence, these countries are still growing more strongly than Western European markets. Particularly the insurance segments like motor liability insurance, in which the Vienna Insurance Group is strongly positioned in all CEE countries, can be viewed as relatively crisis-resistant, since the demand for insurance services in these sectors will continue increasing in the future. The Vienna Insurance Group therefore believes that the CEE region will continue to offer growth and convergence potential over the long-term future course of the economy. Due to its broad geographic base and leading position in the region, the Vienna Insurance Group is in the best possible position to benefit from this growth.