Just 40% of Serbians believe their country will benefit from EU accession, compared to 84% of Kosovans and 80% of Albanians.
Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.
Plan envisages greater trade integration and mobility across the region, but falls short of the customs union discussed by regional leaders in March.
Industrial over-capacity at home has forced Chinese engineering conglomerates to seek out opportunities abroad, resulting in intense competition to build new power plants even in the small Balkan economies.
Growth speeds up to 2.7% in Q1 driven by trade and financial sectors.
Growth in retail sales slows to 4.3% but still buoyed by 8.1% increase in automotive fuel sales.
Registered unemployment rate inches down to historic low of 39.6% in April despite political and economic uncertainty.
Ruling establishes responsibility for both Dutch troops and their government, setting a precedent for future peacekeeping missions.
Survey reveals the impact of nationalist tensions stirred up by the leaders of Bosnia's main ethnic parties.