Tourism contributed 18.8% of Croatia's GDP in 2016 and that ratio is expected to soar this year after investments in new terminals at the country's main airports, found a report from consultancy network UHY.
Bond markets in Eastern Europe were as dead as the proverbial Dodo in May, continuing the slowdown already seen after the US imposed new sanctions on Russia in April.
The Istanbul Convention has angered conservatives in numerous Central and East European countries, whose antipathy to “gender ideology” has led to high-level political battles as governments that have signed up to the convention attempt to ratify it.
Warsaw says changes that will see Poland losing €19.5bn in EU funding in 2021-2027 are “unacceptable”, as Brussels shifts focus from GDP per capita to youth unemployment, climate and integration of migrants.
The Russian gas giant will not be fined for abusing its market dominance in CEE after seven-year probe, but will have to comply with EU rules ensuring a more competitive gas market in the region.
New member states from Southeast Europe are keen to become part of the EU's core by adopting the single currency, but latest convergence report shows they still have a way to go.