No one knows if there will be a summer tourism season at all in 2020, which is bad news for the countries that generate around a quarter of their GDP from the sector.
Cases have doubled in less than three days in several countries in the region, as governments desperately fight back with lockdowns.
Tech startup Eligma has already popularised cryptocurrency payments in Slovenia. Now the company is keeping its operations going to enable contactless payments for groceries and other essentials.
Convergence to be reversed as the economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic is set to be deeper and longer in the CIS, Ukraine, Turkey and the Western Balkans than in the EU member states of Central and Southeast Europe.
Vienna-based think tank expects the coronavirus pandemic to result in the worst year for the region since the global financial crisis.
Slovenian government-related institute IMAD has halved its GDP growth forecast for 2020 to 1.5% from 3% due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 100 years since International Women’s Day was declared a national holiday in post-revolutionary Russia, a new survey from the UNDP reveals gender bias is still widespread across the region.
The arrival of American capital in the Serbian banking sector, via Slovenian lender NLB, will help US efforts to fight back against Moscow’s influence in Serbia.
Sustainability and green tourism are central to Slovenia’s tourist offering, but as visitor numbers grow so does the volume of waste they generate. Now hotels, festival organisers and NGOs are fighting back.
Sofia reinforced its borders after reports that hundreds of migrants were heading to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria.