EU citizens bear brunt of Western Balkans coal pollution

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia February 19, 2019

Deaths as far away as Spain are attributed to pollution from coal-fired power plants in the Western Balkans, says a study by environmental NGO HEAL.

Tourism beyond the beaches in Albania

Clare Nuttall in Tirana and Durres February 14, 2019

Long reliant on package tourists from Eastern Europe and neighbouring Balkan states who flock to its beaches in the brief summer season, Albania is gradually diversifying its tourist offering.

M&A soars in Balkan “rising stars”

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest January 30, 2019

The volume and value of M&A deals both soared in some of the EU accession candidate countries in the Western Balkans, a report from law firm CMS and information service EMIS.

Investors shrug off politics to boost deal value in emerging Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 28, 2019

The value of M&A deals in the region soared by 20.1% in 2018, with investors largely ignoring populism and protests in Central and Southeast Europe, a CMS/EMIS report shows.

Bitcoin mania spreads to the Western Balkans

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 23, 2019

Adaption of legal frameworks lags behind interest in cryptocurrencies in the region.

Albania to scrap unsolicited PPP projects in the road sector

bne IntelliNews January 22, 2019

Tirana backtracks on controversial PPP schemes that have drawn criticism from the IMF and other donors — but are the changes too little, too late?