The region has made little progress over the past decade in improving trust and civic engagement, says Legatum Institute.
Ljubljana wants a decision allowing Croatia to use the Teran wine name, which is already protected by Slovenia, to be annulled.
Registrations driven by strengthening European economies and the availability of newly introduced models that made inroads with consumers such as SUVs and hatchbacks from France’s Renault and Peugeot.
Slovakia and Czechia say EU has not been doing enough to stop food, beverage and other household consumer products companies from selling “second-class” goods to their citizens.
Production of Steora solar-powered smart benches to be doubled by year-end to supply smart city projects around the world, but founder rues "weird laws and regulations" holding back Croatian tech startups.
Planned Ionian Adriatic Pipeline to connect to Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and boost energy security across smaller Western Balkans countries.
Croatia is set to enjoy another record-breaking season but the impressive growth of the sector is not without its problems. Some popular Croatian resorts have suffered from overexposure, while the industry is also experiencing a labour shortage.
Civil engineering works keep loosing ground, while growth is entirely supported by construction of buildings.
Household consumption hits highest growth rate in past six quarters but domestic economy fails to keep pace with demand, leading to hike in imports.
PM Plenkovic to lose support whether he sides with HDZ hardliners or moderate coalition partners in spat over plaque bearing slogan used by WW2 Ustasha regime.
Programme backed up by EU cohesion funds will help Zagreb close the country's growing infrastructure gap and keep up with demand from the booming tourist sector.
Private equity investment rose to €1.6bn in CEE ex-Russia last year, while fundraising for investing in the region soared 62% to €621mn.