Passenger numbers at Georgian airports soared by 30.5% and there were more modest hikes in Ukraine, Macedonia and Montenegro, ACI Europe study shows.
Pipeline to help EU diversify away from over-reliance on Russian gas as part of 3,500-km corridor.
Albania's unemployment rate has been on a downward trend for the last few years and the European Commission expects it will drop further through 2019.
A new migrant route to the EU has opened up in the Balkans since the closure of the main route across the region in 2016.
The Albanian lek started to strengthen against the euro in 2016 and the trend has accelerated recently, raising fears about the competitiveness of Albanian exports.
The growth of PPI slowed down in Q1 as prices in the key manufacturing sector fell both in yearly and monthly terms.
New data shows soaring numbers of adults with a bank account in several Eurasian nations but the percentage of the population with an account in the wider region varied hugely from 98% in Estonia and Slovenia to just 29% in Azerbaijan.
People traffickers have opened up new routes across the Western Balkans after the closure of the original route through the region two years ago.
The Albanian government wants to develop the tourism sector which lags behind neighbours Greece and Montenegro, but a new European Environment Agency shows there is polluted water at 11.8% of Albania's beaches.
Albania relies almost entirely on hydropower generation which has rebounded this year after the drought in 2017.