Latvia has emerged as the continent’s biogas generation leader, Eurostat data show, while former laggard Hungary has boosted investment into renewables in recent years.
If the region gets the impression the EU is "not serious" about enlargement, it could again experience "what we had in the Balkans during the 1990s," European Commission president warns.
World Bank charts faster growth rate but warns surge in untargeted social spending and public wages heightens fiscal vulnerability in the longer-term.
Dip in arrivals in August causes consternation in world’s most tourism dependent economy, but tourist numbers soar in other Eastern Adriatic destinations.
Tirana sought to avoid a repeat of the violent riots in March by slashing tariffs for local residents who depend on the Durres-Kukes motorway.