Internal divisions have erupted within the United Patriots, Bulgaria’s far-right junior coalition member, that have spilled over into a very public conflict.
Both Southeast European countries were ranked below most of their EU peers in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018, but performed well in the ICT category.
Two Southeast European states have the highest risk of poverty and social inclusion among EU members, while the lowest risks are in the Czech Republic.
Romania’s low scores, in particular for water, sanitation and public health, reveal deficiencies in the distribution of economic growth and public spending, report's author says.
Jeremy Hunt scores own goal as he angers politicians in countries that had been advocating a lenient approach to Brexit.
The tiny Adriatic nation's R&D spending is the highest in the region relative to the size of its economy, European Commission data shows.
Romania was the only EU member state to see VAT collection contract, despite a cut in its effective VAT rate.