Bosnia & Herzegovina

ALACO DISPATCHES: Erdogan’s embrace of Western Balkans worries EU

Yigal Chazan of Alaco Dispatches August 10, 2018

The controversial Turkish leader has been building economic bridges with the region but is his engagement in its best long-term interests?  

Hydropower rebounds in the Western Balkans

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest August 8, 2018

After a severe drought caused hydropower generation to slump in the Western Balkans last year, the latest data show a sharp rebound in hydroelectricity production in the first half of 2018.

China seeks to warm up relations with EU at 16+1 summit in Sofia

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia July 8, 2018

China wants to set closer economic ties with the European Union after a trade war has erupted between the East Asian powerhouse and the US.

Macedonian government rated most transparent in the Western Balkans

bne IntelliNews July 4, 2018

Transparency has increased dramatically since the change of government in Skopje last year, Regional Openness Index shows, while Kosovan government is most opaque.

Central, Southeast Europe growth slowdown led by “overheating” Romania and Turkey

bne IntelliNews July 2, 2018

Growth has passed its peak across most countries in Central and Southeast Europe, with the region expected to make a gradual slowdown, research from Vienna-based wiiw finds.