Central and Eastern Europe lags the world in social capital

Robert Anderson in Prague September 23, 2017

The region has made little progress over the past decade in improving trust and civic engagement, says Legatum Institute.

Montenegro’s bank deposit growth accelerates

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2017

Deposit growth speeds up to 10.9% in August, driven by robust rise in corporate deposits.

Women left out of Western Balkans workforce

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2017

Low female labour force participation has helped push jobless rates in the region well above the European average.

Albania asks for EU, US support for IAP gas pipeline

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2017

Planned Ionian Adriatic Pipeline to connect to Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and boost energy security across smaller Western Balkans countries.

Anti-migrant sentiment strongest in Eastern European countries

bne IntelliNews September 6, 2017

Residents of Macedonia, Montenegro and Hungary the least keen to live alongside migrants, a Gallup poll shows.

"Trial of the century" opens in Montenegro

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 6, 2017

Former Serbian police commander claims he visited Montenegro to gather herbs at monastery as he becomes the first of several Montenegrin, Serb and Russian suspects to be heard in trial over failed 2016 coup attempt.

Montenegro's FDI inflows down slightly in H1

bne IntelliNews September 2, 2017

Montenegro’s government hopes investments in infrastructure, tourism and energy projects will support robust economic growth in the next three years.

Growth of Montenegro’s bank assets slows further in July

bne IntelliNews August 28, 2017

Slowdown due to fall in corporate lending, but overall asset growth remains at robust 9.8%.

Private equity investment in CEE hits highest figure since 2009

Robert Anderson in Prague August 27, 2017

Private equity investment rose to €1.6bn in CEE ex-Russia last year, while fundraising for investing in the region soared 62% to €621mn.

Western Balkans countries adopt action plan to deepen economic cooperation

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje August 27, 2017

Plans for joint economic area intended to boost trade and job creation, as well as advancing the region's EU integration.