Albanians fear country will become “rubbish dump of Europe”

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 17, 2016

Opponents argue that resuming waste imports would be illegal under Tirana’s commitments to protect the environment in the Mediterranean region.

Albanian economic growth accelerates in Q2

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje October 8, 2016

Rising confidence and higher inflows of foreign direct investments push up consumption and private investments.

RBI and RZB boards agree merger outline for Austrian lender

bne IntelliNews October 6, 2016

RZB and RBI said in May that they were examining a merger as a way of reinforcing their capital buffers in the face of tougher regulatory requirements following the global financial crisis.

FILM & BOOK REVIEW: “War Dogs” is a terrible adaptation of an okay book

Nicholas Watson in Prague September 12, 2016

“War Dogs”, the Todd Phillips-directed adaptation of Guy Lawson’s “Arms and the Dudes”, has virtually none of the redeeming features of the book.

Albania's NPL ratio back up to mid-2015 level

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 7, 2016

NPL ratio reaches 21.15% at end-July despite central bank and government efforts to reduce bad loans

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