Coal-fired power plants account for a significant share of the region’s power generation, with most burning highly polluting lignite.
Market Links poll shows a very similar situation to early 2013, when Bulgaria saw months of mass protests ending with the government's resignation.
The market slowed down in Q3, but the slowdown was nothing like that of overall retail sales that showed their weakest performance in five years in Q3.
EU-aspiring Macedonia has the potential to accelerate its economic growth and reduce poverty if it leverages the advantages of its strategic location and openness to trade and investment to achieve EU standards, the World Bank said in a new report.
Move follows finance minister last week telling parliamentary committee he did not really need to borrow lira through the end of the year but that did not mean that he would not.
Lower electricity prices in Romania are partly explained by milder taxation: taxes and levies accounted for only 27% of Romanians' electricity bills compared to the EU average of over 37%.
Amid slump in demand triggered by currency crisis analysts see signs Turks have switched their consumption away from imports towards domestically-produced goods.
Average temperatures are expected to rise by up to 6°C by 2100, while the number of extreme weather events will significantly increase.
Data highlights how Turkish downturn amid the lira currency crisis has gathered pace.
Profitability ratios were close to those seen in 2008 before the credit crunch and subsequent economic recession.
Figure now highest since last year, risks are seen on the upside as economic rebalancing takes hold ahead of possibly severe recession.
Central bank’s weighted average cost of funding forecast to rise from 24% to 24.12% in the three months ahead.