BALKAN BLOG: Gruevski contemplates defeat in Macedonian stand-off

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest May 18, 2017

Former premier's conservative VMRO will do its best to ensure Zaev's new SDSM-led government is short lived and ineffective.

"Yugonostalgia" still strong in Western Balkans

Akin Nazli in Belgrade May 18, 2017

Residents of Bosnia, Macedonia and Serbia most likely to think the breakup of Yugoslavia harmed their country, poll shows.


bne IntelliNews May 11, 2017

Our look at which business leaders really matter in each CEE/CIS country, ranked by our correspondents not just on wealth but on influence.

Businesswomen seek a seat at the top table

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest May 11, 2017

The fall of communism has been followed by successive backlashes against feminism, the latest inspired by the election of populist rightwing governments.

Kosovo to hold early elections after government loses confidence vote

Dimitar Koychev in Sofia May 10, 2017

Isa Mustafa's government collapses as PDK lawmakers desert coalition partner to vote with opposition in confidence vote.

CEE slowly warms up to energy efficiency

Carmen Valache in Lund May 10, 2017

Commercial banks have been slow to jump at the opportunity to finance small-scale energy efficiency projects because the return on investment for them tends to be low.

Kosovan opposition files no-confidence motion against government

Dimitar Koychev in Sofia May 7, 2017

PM Isa Mustafa's government looks shaky as some lawmakers from his party's coalition partner reportedly back no-confidence motion.

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