Arrivals from neighbouring countries shot up when Albania eased restrictions.
With the delta variant starting to spread in Southeast Europe, officials are warning of a new wave of the pandemic that may put pressure on hospitals as early as August or September.
Politicians say lifting of roaming tariffs is just the first step as cooperation efforts deliver financial benefits for citizens of the EU-aspiring region.
The step is most significant for Montenegro and North Macedonia, which generate around half of their electricity from coal.
Q1 growth driven by strong performance of industrial and construction sectors.
EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.
Interior minister promises police reform after four killed in turf wars over Albanian beaches.
Latest Balkan Barometer shows 77% want regional -, and most value relations with the EU above those with China, Russia or Turkey.
Bulgarian veto on start of accession talks with North Macedonia blocks both countries.
No progress towards EU membership for North Macedonia or Albania despite pressure on Bulgaria from fellow member states to drop veto.
Tirana is seeking to set up wind and solar generation to reduce reliance on hydropower.
Pandemic further boosted demand for cash that was already pushed up by combination of economic growth and low banking penetration.
International banking groups remain committed to the region, with their strategies tilted towards expansion or stability despite the coronavirus pandemic, EIB survey shows.
Region is ideally positioned as a nearshoring destination for West European companies but reforms are needed if it is to attract potentially billions of euros in foreign direct investment.
Plan will only be effective if region works together Oliver Varhelyi tells summit marred by verbal clash between prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo.
The price faced by Russia for aggression must be too high for the Kremlin to countenance, and this is the message that Biden should deliver to Putin – and act upon.
Executive order signed by US President Joe Biden shows Washington's increased engagement and no tolerance for corruption in the Western Balkans.
MPs voted by an overwhelming majority to dismiss the president for violating the constitution, but Constitutional Court to make the final decision.
Videos showing designer clothes and BMW raised questions about Enkeleda Kapedani's personal wealth as Albania pursues a comprehensive overhaul of the notoriously corrupt justice system.
Startup Rubicon plans to launch payment services in under-banked Albanian market.