Only Albania and Serbia have attracted a significant increase in foreign investment compared to 2010, according to UNCTAD.
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
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.