Many of the newer EU member states saw their scores deteriorate on the latest Corruption Perceptions Index amid growing state capture and efforts by governments to undermine judicial independence.
Osijek will become the first major city in Croatia to build a 5G network by the end of this year, and the investment is expected to have economic benefits for the eastern part of the country.
The labour shortages that have threatened to limit economic expansion in Central and some parts of Southeast Europe have started to ease in some countries, with increased labour migration a contributing factor.
DIV Group owner Tomislav Debeljak expects synergies between Kleven Verft and Croatia's largest shipyard Brodosplit will result in higher competitiveness and cost savings of up to 5%.
Most economies are failing to provide the conditions in which their citizens can thrive, said the World Economic Forum on releasing its new social mobility index.
China became the top investor in CEE in 2019, leading fellow East Asian investors that accounted for a growing share of M&A in the region. More deals are expected to follow, says a new report from law firm CMS.
EU officials to start working on changes to the enlargement methodology soon in attempt to persuade French President Emmanuel Macron to approve start of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia.
The first half of 2020 saw Croatia, the EU’s newest member state, take over the rotating presidency of the European Council.
Just as brusquely as the French president recently discredited Nato (where France's real influence may not be so great), he has done the same with the Western Balkans and the EU enlargement process. And in the EU, France's position is decisive.
The EU’s newest member Croatia started its first six month presidency of the European Council on January 1.
Former prime minister Milanovic elected as Croatia takes on the presidency of the EU Council for six months expected to see the adoption of the next EU budget and the UK's exit from the bloc.