The region has made little progress over the past decade in improving trust and civic engagement, says Legatum Institute.
The owner of Macedonia’s largest fuel retailer says it suffered substantial damages after regulators failed to reject takeover bid by murky London-registered company.
Survey reveals that West Europeans are significantly more politically active than their peers to the east.
Newly declassified data on state subsidies paid between 2007 and 2017 reveals payments negotiated on a case-by-case basis and never revealed to the public, as new government pledges to boost transparency.
Low female labour force participation has helped push jobless rates in the region well above the European average.
Residents of Macedonia, Montenegro and Hungary the least keen to live alongside migrants, a Gallup poll shows.
Foreign ministers hold friendly meeting in Skopje giving hope Macedonia’s long-delayed dream of joining EU and Nato could become reality.
Only the utilities segment posted growth in July - a modest 2.1% y/y - while manufacturing and mining contracted.
Private equity investment rose to €1.6bn in CEE ex-Russia last year, while fundraising for investing in the region soared 62% to €621mn.
Plans for joint economic area intended to boost trade and job creation, as well as advancing the region's EU integration.