In Russia, the move by Spotify will put pressure on local internet majors Yandex and Mail.ru Group that also offer music streaming services.
Both the ruling SDSM and opposition VMRO-DPMNE say they expect victory, but the electorate are more concerned about the seemingly unstoppable spread of the virus.
WHO warns of a “very serious resurgence” that risks pushing healthcare systems “to the brink” in 10 countries from the region after lockdowns were eased.
Progress towards EU accession lifted sentiment, but businesspeople still see corruption as one of their biggest problems.
Levels of sulphur dioxide emitted by power plants in the EU-aspiring region exceed pollution limits by almost six times, finds a new report from Bankwatch.
As governments continue to lift lockdowns and travel restrictions across Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe, several countries in the region have reported record-high numbers of new infections in the last few days.