Wild capitalism threatens the untamed rivers of Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest August 7, 2017

Southeast Europe is seeing an explosion in hydropower investment, but inadequate regulation and oversight of the sector are raising concerns about the environmental impact and whether these investments are sustainable.

Lucifer heatwave strains infrastructure, emergency services in Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews August 7, 2017

Lucifer heatwave that brought scorching temperatures across Southeast Europe highlighted infrastructure shortcomings, while drought takes its toll on agriculture along the Adriatic coast.

Latest data shows Albania's fight against crime and corruption is getting results

bne IntelliNews July 22, 2017

Police step up fight against corruption and organised crime as Tirana aims to start EU accession talks.

Albania clears ammunition caches 20 years after mass violence

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

Abandoned ammunition left over from the Cold War poses a grave threat to human life in Albania, and helped turn the country into an arms trafficking hotspot.

Euroscepticism grows in richer Western Balkans countries

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 14, 2017

Just 40% of Serbians believe their country will benefit from EU accession, compared to 84% of Kosovans and 80% of Albanians.