Albania’s 4-mоnth trade gap widens 9.3% y/y

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2019

Albania has historically run a substantial trade deficit caused by its narrow production and export base, and has partly funded this with remittances from Albanians living abroad.

Albania to establish energy bourse to liberalise electricity market

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 16, 2019

The energy stock exchange is intended to increase security of the electricity supply and encourage investments in the sector.

Firebombs and fury on the streets of Tirana

bne IntelliNews May 13, 2019

Opposition protesters fight police with Molotov cocktails, defying international calls to refrain from violence. Political crisis threatens to derail EU integration process.

Environment for SMEs improved in Western Balkans, Turkey but potential still unexploited

bne IntelliNews May 7, 2019

SMEs are under-represented in international trade and their contribution to value added remains low, the latest SME Policy Index finds.

INTERVIEW: 2019 to be year of truth for Albania’s new securities exchange

Clare Nuttall in Tirana May 1, 2019

Albania’s new securities exchange, ALSE, hopes to see the country's first ever IPOs this year, but it faces an uphill battle to build confidence and overcome the legacy of the failed Tirana Stock Exchange.

Newly founded Air Albania to add new destinations in Europe and North America

bne IntelliNews April 29, 2019

Air Albania was set up as a joint venture with Turkish Airlines as Tirana seeks to boost air transport and bring more tourists to Albania.

COLCHIS: Media Sustainability in Eurasia: What does the Data Say?

Ashwed Patil of Keshif April 25, 2019

Southeast Europe enjoys a largely free and vibrant press, but an index developed by consultant Keshif shows that the press is coming under pressure and diversity and quality are slipping.

Journalists in Central, Southeast Europe face harassment, intimidation and violence

bne IntelliNews April 20, 2019

Bulgaria the worst place to be a journalist across the EU and the Balkans, says Reporters Without Borders, but decline in press freedom seen across many countries in the region.