Online purchases were made by 19.5% of the population aged 16-74 in 2020, as the pandemic caused an uptick in online retail across the region.
A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.
Irena report identifies opportunities for solar, wind and geothermal energy as Albania moves away from reliance on hydropower.
After months of delays, all of the Western Balkans countries have embarked on the vaccination of their populations against coronavirus.
A rare unifying figure in a divided country, Fino led Albania away from the brink of civil war after the collapse of huge Ponzi schemes in 1997.
Denied the chance to launch EU accession talks despite years of reforms, Prime Minister Edi Rama has criticised EU officials ahead of the April general election, allowing the opposition Democrats to present themselves as the new pro-EU party.
Despite numerous challenges, there are a growing number of successful e-commerce platforms in the Western Balkans region.
The moderate GDP setbacks in 2020 imply that for some CEE countries there will not be such drastic recovery and rebound effects in 2021 as in hard-hit countries in Western Europe.
Opponents are planning an international campaign and don’t rule out a legal challenge to the new international airport in protected wetland.
Imports pushed up by higher purchases of machinery and equipment, while pandemic-hit garment manufacturing sector continued to drag down exports.
With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.
President Ilir Meta clashed physically with police at the headquarters of the opposition New Democratic Spirit party as tensions rise ahead of April general election.
The region’s economy needs to be more sustainable and connected, which can only be achieved through the digital and green transformation, writes EIB vice-president Lilyana Pavlova.
Albania's Producer Price Index was down by 3.4% y/y in the final quarter of 2020, despite rising compared to Q3.
Ahead of April general election, social media giant says all electoral and political ads in Albania must come from authorised advertisers.
The Albanian Securities Registry, ALREG, launched its operations after joining the Bank of Albania’s real-time gross settlement system.
Close race ahead as recent poll puts combined score of Democratic Party and LSI virtually level with ruling Socialists.
The potential for energy savings in the buildings sector — characterised by ageing, poorly maintained apartment blocks — is estimated at more than 50% of consumption, Energy Community report shows.
Different retirement ages for men and women lead to lower pensions for women despite reforms in 2019-2020, says World Bank report.
Citizens and ruling elites of both countries are prepared to pay lip service to a shared dream but pause when confronted with the practical reality of its realisation.