Czechia and Slovakia declare states of emergency to tackle coronavirus second wave

bne IntelliNews October 1, 2020

Central and much of Southeast Europe have seen new COVID-19 cases soar amid autumn second wave.

Balkan route nations least tolerant of migration

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2020

Acceptance of migrants has declined globally, and the nations of the Western Balkans that bore the brunt of the 2015-2016 migration crisis are now the least tolerant in the world, a new Gallup poll shows.

BALKAN BLOG: Why politics must be tackled before the economy

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 21, 2020

There has already been follow-through on the US’ commitment to help finance infrastructure between Serbia and Kosovo, but the long-standing conflict can’t be solved by boosting economic ties.

China’s Huawei opens innovations centre in Serbia

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2020

Huawei opens an innovations and development centre in Serbia’s capital Belgrade as the US is pushing for CEE governments to reject the Chinese tech company.

Coronacrisis cost Serbia equivalent of 510,000 jobs

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a decline in working hours equivalent to 510,000 full-time jobs in the second half of 2020, finds a study by the EBRD and ILO.