The controversial Turkish leader has been building economic bridges with the region but is his engagement in its best long-term interests?
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 wants to set closer economic ties with the European Union after a trade war has erupted between the East Asian powerhouse and the US.
Transparency has increased dramatically since the change of government in Skopje last year, Regional Openness Index shows, while Kosovan government is most opaque.
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.