BALKAN BLOG: Gruevski contemplates defeat in Macedonian stand-off

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest May 18, 2017

Former premier's conservative VMRO will do its best to ensure Zaev's new SDSM-led government is short lived and ineffective.

Albanian opposition agrees to participate in election

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 18, 2017

Breakthrough in political crisis to put Albania's EU accession efforts back on track.


bne IntelliNews May 11, 2017

Our look at which business leaders really matter in each CEE/CIS country, ranked by our correspondents not just on wealth but on influence.

Businesswomen seek a seat at the top table

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest May 11, 2017

The fall of communism has been followed by successive backlashes against feminism, the latest inspired by the election of populist rightwing governments.

CEE slowly warms up to energy efficiency

Carmen Valache in Lund May 10, 2017

Commercial banks have been slow to jump at the opportunity to finance small-scale energy efficiency projects because the return on investment for them tends to be low.

Albania's opposition Democrats reject Rama’s attempt to resolve crisis

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 5, 2017

Democrats plan to boycott June general election unless PM Edi Rama stands down, despite concessions offered by ruling Socialist Party.

Albanian parliament elects Ilir Meta as new president

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje April 30, 2017

Opposition MPs continued boycott as Meta voted in as successor to Bujar Nishani.