After EU accession progress was blocked by Bulgaria, Albanian PM Edi Rama tells German chancellor Western Balkans are “held hostage” by nationalism in EU countries.
High inflation over the past 12 months has reversed the effects of several months of deflation in the first part of 2020.
Price of materials surged by 8.6% q/q, accounting for nearly 70% of the total construction costs.
Air pollution from coal-fired power plants in the Western Balkans caused the deaths of around 19,000 people in three years, says a new study.
Borut Pahor warns failure to launch accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia will lead to rising nationalism and influence from ‘third countries’ in the region.
New wave of the pandemic spreads in region where vaccination rates are low in many countries.
Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia will temporarily host Afghan refugees waiting for US visas.
The region that comprised the former Yugoslavia has strongly influenced Austria and continues to do so.
North Macedonia is fighting raging wildfires caused by the extremely hot weather, which have been disastrous in the eastern part of the country.
Southeast Europe is suffering under a heatwave that has sent temperatures soaring to 40°C or higher.
Three countries founded the ‘mini-Schengen’ initiative to improve economic and regional cooperation in the Western Balkans after EU enlargement to the region stalled.
Economy minister says growth could be as high as 10% this year, but analysts warn this can only be achieved with major investments.
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.
No progress on normalisation of relations at second meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti.
Kosovo's inflation has been speeding up gradually every month since it turned positive in February.
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 coronacrisis saw the role of the state increase, but post-crisis efforts towards privatisation and a stepping back of the state from the economy are expected.
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.
Since Yugoslavia started to disintegrate, a whole generation has grown up but there are still some in the region who look back nostalgically.