While the debate rages over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a separate pipeline system carrying Russian gas to Southeast Europe has been quietly opened over the last few years, which enables the countries on its route to avoid the worst of the gas crisis
Growth is predicted to fall to 3.7% in 2022 and 3.5% in 2023 because of base effects, monetary tightening and more significant external headwinds.
Contenders for Skopje mayor use televised debate to criticise ruling party over uncompleted infrastructure projects.
Central bank last cut its key rate to 1.25% in March and has so far not joined the shift to monetary tightening.
The Social Democrat-led government came to power pledging a vigorous and transparent fight against corruption, but tackling entrenched corruption has not been easy.
EU leaders reaffirmed their support for enlargement at summit in Slovenia, but they did not set any firm timeline.
Neither regional integration nor closer ties with EU have led to increased trade, investment or overall prosperity in the region, says a new report from wiiw and Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit on October 6, a leaked EU document revealed that several EU member states are seeking to restrict visa-free travel for some nationals from the region as well as other East European countries.
Despite the positive words from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, it was clear that the accession of counties from the region to the EU remains elusive and has no clear timescale.
Ursula von der Leyen speaks strongly in favour of progressing Albania and North Macedonia towards EU accession, but EU members are still divided on the issue.
Most attacks were attempts to break into the information and communication systems of the foreign and European affairs ministry and the defence ministry.
As low vaccination rates facilitated a new wave of the pandemic, governments are barring entry to malls, night clubs and other venues to those without a coronavirus certificate.
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.
Fire in a makeshift COVID-19 hospital in Tetovo killed 15 people.
Fire broke out in Tetovo, where low vaccination rates led to a severe fourth wave of the pandemic, overwhelming local hospitals.
Central bank expects consumer prices to increase further based on expected movements in import prices.
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.
Economy rebounds from steep contraction in 2Q20, with a strong performance from the retail, hospitality and manufacturing sectors.
The jobless rate has been constantly falling in the last few years, but the pace slowed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.