Albania

Bankwatch hits out at EBRD's pipeline loan to “non-transparent, oppressive” Azerbaijan

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2017

CEE branch of watchdog points to Baku’s withdrawal from transparency in extractive industries body as just one example of why it thinks credit for TANAP project should not be advanced.

BUCHAREST BLOG: Southeast Europe steps up its FDI challenge

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 28, 2017

Tightening labour markets are undermining the investment case for Central Europe, but its labour productivity and infrastructure still give it an advantage.

OPINION: Austrian policy towards CEE is likely to change in tone but not substance

Marcus How of ViennEast September 25, 2017

If the Freedom Party enters government after the election, convergence with populists in the Visegrad Group may increase, but the big parties will prevent any major shift.

Central and Eastern Europe lags the world in social capital

Robert Anderson in Prague September 23, 2017

The region has made little progress over the past decade in improving trust and civic engagement, says Legatum Institute.

New species discovered on Albania’s Vjosa give ammunition to campaign against hydroelectric plants

bne IntelliNews September 19, 2017

Two entirely new species — a fish and a stonefly — have been discovered along the river, on which a hydroelectric plant is planned.

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