The Prespa agreement, under which the country formerly known as Macedonia was recently renamed North Macedonia, has become the preeminent issue in the race for the country’s presidency.
The election is the first major test for the governing SDSM and its junior partner the Democratic Union for Integration, following the signing of the Prespa agreement in 2018.
At the latest 16+1 summit Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the importance of reciprocal opening-up of the market, and says China will make further efforts to facilitate trade.
At first glance, the enlargement of the EU to include the states of the Western Balkans seems to be an irrelevant trifle for the EU, but on closer inspection it is a good idea as expansion of the EU is not just about business.
Central Europe has been enjoying a boom for the last few years driven by investment into export-oriented sectors but as the boom peaks investors are looking south for new locations to set up production.
Time to make up for nearly three lost decades, says Greece's Alexis Tsipras after posing for a selfie with North Macedonia's PM Zoran Zaev.
Region is facing growing external and domestic risks, including geopolitical and trade disputes and a slower-than-expected pace of structural reforms, a new World Bank report says.
Confidence in e-commerce and online shopping is increasing in the country of 2.1mn people.
Presidential election campaign expected to focus on the Prespa name agreement, EU integration and the economy.
Baltic States and Slovenia close to OECD comparators on knowledge economy index, while frontier markets like Belarus, Georgia and Serbia make strong progress.
All coal-based electricity generation incumbents in aspiring EU members from the region would go bankrupt immediately if they had to respect the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme Directive, Energy Community report finds.
Wages remain considerably lower than in the EU, but when compared to productivity, the apparent labour cost advantage of the Western Balkan countries disappears, says study by World Bank and wiiw.