At the latest 16+1 summit Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the importance of reciprocal opening-up of the market, and says China will make further efforts to facilitate trade.
Slovenian media claim Croatian intelligence secretly taped discussions around a controversial border arbitration, then tried to influence reporting on the issue
Central Europe has been enjoying a boom for the last few years driven by investment into export-oriented sectors but as the boom peaks investors are looking south for new locations to set up production.
Restructuring of troubled shipbuilder to cost over €1bn, which would be a "burden on all Croatian citizens and taxpayers", says PM Andrej Plenkovic as he refuses to endorse proposal.
Once robust expansion is set to slow in coming years, says wiiw report, with the weakest growth in Russia, Turkey and Belarus, while small Southeast European frontier markets are still going strong.
Just as Croatia emerges from the Agrokor crisis, a new corporate scandal erupts at troubled shipbuilder Uljanik, which faces either bankruptcy or a €930mn restructuring.
Baltic States and Slovenia close to OECD comparators on knowledge economy index, while frontier markets like Belarus, Georgia and Serbia make strong progress.
While EU member states in Central and Southeast Europe are concerned about the economic impact of Brexit, there is a growing feeling that the UK needs to stop prolonging the uncertainty and carry through its decision to leave.