Just 23% of Bosnians have confidence in the parliament - the least trusted institution in the country - reveals a new survey that shows an alarmingly low level of trust in all public institutions.
Opposition MPs had blocked the parliament's work for two days in protest against the removal of a highly critical report revealing a €96mn hole in the Republika Srpska's budget from the agenda.
Low female labour force participation has helped push jobless rates in the region well above the European average.
Planned Ionian Adriatic Pipeline to connect to Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and boost energy security across smaller Western Balkans countries.
Retail sales have continue upward trend from 2016 in July but pace of growth slows to 4.1% y/y.
Performance of all industrial sectors improves, hiking overall growth to 5.6% y/y, with strongest expansion seen in manufacturing segment.
Private equity investment rose to €1.6bn in CEE ex-Russia last year, while fundraising for investing in the region soared 62% to €621mn.
Plans for joint economic area intended to boost trade and job creation, as well as advancing the region's EU integration.