EU high commissioner warns decision of most candidate countries to align to the EU sanction policy exposes them to threats from Russia.
The EBRD has cut its 2022 emerging Europe growth forecasts again, reflecting a sharp downgrade for Ukraine and the regional fallout from the war and sanctions.
Across the region, the average publicly guaranteed debt to GDP ratio fell from 60.8% of GDP in 2020 to 56.5% in 2021, a World Bank report shows.
The war in Ukraine sends shockwaves across the region and the World Bank warns of "daunting" downside risks to the current outlook.
Southeast Europe is split over the issues of sanctions on Russia and military aid to Ukraine, with some states firmly in the western camp, some staying neutral and others internally torn.
Russian GDP forecast to fall by 9-15% this year, while Ukraine's economy could collapse by 38-45%.
North Macedonia's former PM Nikola Gruevski among seven current and former officials blacklisted over activities that "threaten the stability of the region".
Verdict issued in largest cryptocurrency dispute in Europe after failure of Bitminer Factory's project to mine cryptocurrencies in the Bosnian town of Gradiska.
Ukraine's economy forecast to contract by 20% and projections worsen across emerging Europe — except for Eurasian oil and gas producers Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
The IMF expects growth to moderate to 2.5% this year and average annual inflation to accelerate to 6.5%, but its forecast is subject to high uncertainty.
There is deep disappointment over the rate of progress of various Roma inclusion policies of the European Union during the last few decades.
Since the invasion of Ukraine, there have been warnings of Russian efforts to destabilise the Western Balkans.
Russian ambassador told Bosnians to look at Ukraine example should it join the western security alliance.
Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and most of the Western Balkans states have made a clear choice in favour of Western integration.
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik sought to reassure MEPs that he does not aim to break up Bosnia, but this comes in contrast to his secessionist rhetoric of recent years.
A majority of Serbians blame the US and Nato for the war in Ukraine, while just over a quarter blame Russia, a new poll shows.
Central and Eastern Europe’s arms industry should also benefit from the shift of defence up the list of political priorities.
With the exception of Latvia, women in countries across the region are among the almost 2.4bn worldwide that don’t enjoy the same economic rights as men.
The Russian bank's Central and Southeastern European operations are being quickly sold to other banks or wound down.
Political leaders at the EBRD’s Western Balkans Investment Summit stressed the importance of co-operation despite fears the Russia-Ukraine war could elevate tensions in the region.