The female voice of change

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 8, 2021

Emerging Europe has a growing number of female politicians taking a stand against corruption and authoritarianism.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Renovation of apartment buildings has biggest potential for energy saving in Western Balkans

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2021

The potential for energy savings in the buildings sector — characterised by ageing, poorly maintained apartment blocks — is estimated at more than 50% of consumption, Energy Community report shows.

VIENNEAST COMPASS: All in? Kosovo, Albania and the prospects of unification

Marcus How of ViennEast February 23, 2021

Citizens and ruling elites of both countries are prepared to pay lip service to a shared dream but pause when confronted with the practical reality of its realisation.

Kosovo general election delivers resounding win for ex-PM Kurti

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow, Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 15, 2021

Preliminary results show opposition Vetevendosje took 48% of the vote in snap general election.

Kosovo’s new generation of politics

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 13, 2021

Left-wing nationalist Vetevendosje has gained overwhelming popular support ahead of Kosovo's February 14 general election.

Opposition Vetevendosje set to win Kosovo's snap general election

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 11, 2021

The new political alliance between Vetevendosje leader Albin Kurti and acting President Vjosa Osmani says its priority is to tackle corruption.

BALKAN BLOG: No “Navalnying” in the Balkans is the uncompromising message from Russia

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 11, 2021

Moscow delivered a stern rebuke over Bulgaria's PM's criticism of opposition politician Navalny's arrest, and has taken a tough tone on several issues in the Western Balkans in recent days.

BEYOND THE BOSPORUS: Soft power in the Balkans, hard power in the Caucasus

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 7, 2021

A mid-sized power, Turkey wields considerable clout in its near neighbourhood.