Hydropower rebounds in the Western Balkans

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest August 8, 2018

After a severe drought caused hydropower generation to slump in the Western Balkans last year, the latest data show a sharp rebound in hydroelectricity production in the first half of 2018.

Trump claims “aggressive” Montenegro could start WW3

bne IntelliNews July 19, 2018

US president slammed Nato’s newest member Montenegro shortly after his summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, raising suspicions that he was echoing views voiced by his Russian counterpart.

China seeks to warm up relations with EU at 16+1 summit in Sofia

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia July 8, 2018

China wants to set closer economic ties with the European Union after a trade war has erupted between the East Asian powerhouse and the US.

Montenegro’s parliament dismisses anti-corruption leader

bne IntelliNews July 8, 2018

Speculation that political pressure was behind the decision to remove Vanja Calovic-Markovic, whose NGO MANS had published a series of exposes on President Milo Djukanovic and his family.

Macedonian government rated most transparent in the Western Balkans

bne IntelliNews July 4, 2018

Transparency has increased dramatically since the change of government in Skopje last year, Regional Openness Index shows, while Kosovan government is most opaque.