Number of foreign visitors to Albania jumps by 27% y/y in June

bne IntelliNews July 23, 2019

Very positive figures for Albania at the start of the tourist summer season.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Why Brussels is unnerved by China’s Balkan overtures

Yigal Chazan of Alaco July 23, 2019

Beijing sees the former Yugoslavia as a key element of its plan for greater access to European markets, but its investments in the region are a mixed blessing.

Western Balkans' climate to resemble US Deep South’s by 2050

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 19, 2019

Cities in Southeast Europe are forecast to see some of the sharpest increases in average temperatures of any major urban areas worldwide over the next 31 years.

BALKAN BLOG: Balkan divisions on display at bad-tempered Sarajevo summit

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 10, 2019

The brawl at Sarajevo airport between Bosnian border guards and Turkish President Erdogan’s security was the only time things turned physical, but it came on top of a whole series of acrimonious verbal clashes between Southeast European politicians.

Opposition mayors in Albania refuse to hand over mandates

bne IntelliNews July 7, 2019

The refusal by opposition mayors to leave their posts escalates the crisis sparked by President Ilir Meta’s decision to cancel the June 30 local election that was ignored by the government which went ahead with the vote.