EU citizens bear brunt of Western Balkans coal pollution

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia February 19, 2019

Deaths as far away as Spain are attributed to pollution from coal-fired power plants in the Western Balkans, says a study by environmental NGO HEAL.

Serbian opposition parties launch parliament boycott in support of protests

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 11, 2019

Nationwide protests against President Aleksandar Vucic, numbering tens of thousands of people, have taken place weekly since early December.

Anti-Vucic protests expand across Serbia, northern Kosovo

bne IntelliNews February 4, 2019

Tens of thousands gathered in Serbia for the latest “1 of 5 million” protest demanding the resignation of President Aleksandar Vucic.

M&A soars in Balkan “rising stars”

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest January 30, 2019

The volume and value of M&A deals both soared in some of the EU accession candidate countries in the Western Balkans, a report from law firm CMS and information service EMIS.

Kosovan PM sets tough conditions for suspending 100% tariffs for Serbia and Bosnia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 29, 2019

Ramush Haradinaj says Pristina will suspend tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia if the US and EU help Kosovo reach a deal with Belgrade that must include recognition of Kosovan independence.

Protest against hydropower development draws thousands in Serbia

bne IntelliNews January 28, 2019

The Serbian authorities plan to build more than 850 hydropower plants, of which around 200 will be within nature reserves.

Investors shrug off politics to boost deal value in emerging Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 28, 2019

The value of M&A deals in the region soared by 20.1% in 2018, with investors largely ignoring populism and protests in Central and Southeast Europe, a CMS/EMIS report shows.