Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnians’ trust in public institutions slumps

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2017

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.

Police shut opposition MPs out of parliament in Bosnia’s Republika Srpska

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 14, 2017

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.

Women left out of Western Balkans workforce

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2017

Low female labour force participation has helped push jobless rates in the region well above the European average.

Albania asks for EU, US support for IAP gas pipeline

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2017

Planned Ionian Adriatic Pipeline to connect to Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and boost energy security across smaller Western Balkans countries.

Bosnia’s retail sales growth slows

bne IntelliNews August 30, 2017

Retail sales have continue upward trend from 2016 in July but pace of growth slows to 4.1% y/y.

Bosnia’s industrial production growth accelerates in July

bne IntelliNews August 29, 2017

Performance of all industrial sectors improves, hiking overall growth to 5.6% y/y, with strongest expansion seen in manufacturing segment.

Private equity investment in CEE hits highest figure since 2009

Robert Anderson in Prague August 27, 2017

Private equity investment rose to €1.6bn in CEE ex-Russia last year, while fundraising for investing in the region soared 62% to €621mn.

Western Balkans countries adopt action plan to deepen economic cooperation

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje August 27, 2017

Plans for joint economic area intended to boost trade and job creation, as well as advancing the region's EU integration.