Only Albania and Serbia have attracted a significant increase in foreign investment compared to 2010, according to UNCTAD.
Commissioner gets a warm welcome in Skopje where the new government is seeking to revive the long-stalled accession process and has already initiated reforms.
Unemployment is still "staggeringly high" in the region and one of its governments' main policy challenges despite the creation of 230,000 new jobs this year, World Bank says.
High levels of NPLs, inadequate bankruptcy procedures and insufficient funding constrain credit growth in the six Western Balkan countries at times when credit is most needed.
EC Commissioner Johannes Hahn says that media outlets in Western Balkan countries need to uphold EU values of freedom of expression
The latest projections predict Macedonia's inflation rate will reach 2% in 2018 indicating that the environment of stable prices will be maintained.
EBRD markedly hikes its forecasts for economic growth in Emerging Europe after assessing the arrival of expansion that is so strong that it is already running up against structural constraints.
Public broadcasters from the region have missed out on the Eurovision song contest and other televised events due to their financial woes.
Albania and Bosnia could struggle to meet accession criteria by 2050 and Serbia is unlikely to join before the mid-2030s, a new study reveals.
Aside from their reforming zeal, the top performers from the CEE/CIS region on the World Bank’s latest Doing Business index have another thing in common: they all have populations of under 4mn.
Runoff confirms landslide for Social Democrats, as VMRO-DPMNE - which went into opposition in May after a decade in power - loses control of local governments across the country.