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.
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.
Ramush Haradinaj says Pristina will suspend tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia if the US and EU help Kosovo reach a deal with Belgrade that must include recognition of Kosovan independence.
The SDA party claims the name "Republika Srpska" discriminates against other ethnic groups living in the mainly ethnic Serb entity, but its initiative has added to the already tense situation in Bosnia.
Bosnia has been in political crisis since the October general election, and protests seeking justice for a murdered young man in Republika Srpska threaten its stability.