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.
Police and smugglers injured in shootout as officers seize smuggled goods worth hundreds of thousands of euros.
The Social Democrat-led government came to power pledging a vigorous and transparent fight against corruption, but tackling entrenched corruption has not been easy.
Measures on some products imported from Serbia imposed shortly after Belgrade and Pristina reached a temporary agreement to ease the crisis sparked by new rules for car number plates.
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.
Crypto mining is popular in northern Kosovo, where citizens have received free electricity since the end of the Serbia-Kosovo war.
Standoff to end in northern Kosovo after officials reach agreement ending crisis sparked by Kosovo's new rules for car number plates.
Representatives of both sides in Brussels for talks after Pristina's decision to make Serbian drivers to replace their plates with temporary ones to enter Kosovo elevated tensions in northern Kosovo.
Strong performance in retail, hospitality and construction sectors drove up Kosovo's GDP.
Without a comprehensive normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo, tensions will continue to fester and the daily lives of Kosovo’s Serbs and Albanians alike will be sorely affected.
Most attacks were attempts to break into the information and communication systems of the foreign and European affairs ministry and the defence ministry.
Tensions have reached a 10-year high since new rules set by Pristina forced Serbian drivers to change their number plates to enter Kosovo.
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.
Protests erupt after drivers from Serbia are forced to replace their license plates with temporary ones to enter Kosovo.
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.
High inflation over the past 12 months has reversed the effects of several months of deflation in the first part of 2020.
Price of materials surged by 8.6% q/q, accounting for nearly 70% of the total construction costs.