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Vucic agrees purchase of Rafale fighter jets with Macron

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje April 10, 2024

Serbian president also underscored the potential for expanded cooperation with companies such as Thales and Airbus.

INTERVIEW: Sunny climates and government incentives drive Balkan solar markets

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje April 6, 2024

Elen managing partner Lulzim Syla outlines the potential of the solar markets in Kosovo, Albania, and North Macedonia in an interview with bne IntelliNews.

Crisis Group warns resolution of conflict between Serbia and Kosovo increasingly distant

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2024

There is “scant hope” of Belgrade and Pristina overcoming their difficulties and normalising relations, says a new Crisis Group report.

Southeast Europe urgently recruiting from developing Asia ahead of summer season

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2024

One of Europe’s poorest regions is tackling labour shortages by importing workers from as far away as Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Council of Europe committee gives the nod for Kosovo's admission, angering Serbia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje March 27, 2024

President Aleksandar Vucic has warned Serbia may quit the Council of Europe if Kosovo gains membership.

Serbia threatens to quit Council of Europe if Kosovo is allowed to join

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje March 24, 2024

Belgrade does not recognise Kosovo's independence and has lobbied intensively to keep the new country out out international organisations.

Slim hopes of EU enlargement progress ahead of European Parliament elections

bne IntelliNews March 20, 2024

EU members are pushing for the start of accession talks with Bosnia at this week’s EU Council, but wider progress unlikely before June elections.

Kosovo yields over Decani monastery to pursue Council of Europe membership

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje March 14, 2024

Closely guarded Serbian Orthodox monastery deep inside Kosovo has long been a source of tension between Pristina and Belgrade.

Western Balkans faces heightened risk of inter-ethnic violence in 2024, US intelligence report warns

bne IntelliNews March 13, 2024

Report says local nationalist leaders and external actors could heighten tensions for their own political gains in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Closing gender gap in workforce could double global growth rate says World Bank

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 8, 2024

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia have a lower gender gap than the global average but only Latvian women have equal legal standing with men.

German foreign minister calls for faster EU enlargement to Western Balkans amid Russia threat

bne IntelliNews March 4, 2024

Annalena Baerbock says expansion of the EU to the Western Balkans has become a geopolitical necessity in light of Russia's "brutal imperialism".

Western Balkan leaders commit to accelerated regional cooperation

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2024

Albanian PM calls at Tirana summit for fellow Western Balkan leaders to overcome historic conflicts to achieve prosperity.

Ukraine's Zelenskiy seeks support from Southeast Europe at Tirana summit

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2024

Ukrainian president and Albanian prime minister warn of Russian threat to destabilise the region.

Western Balkans power sector risks “complete meltdown” warns think-tank

bne IntelliNews February 27, 2024

Policy brief from think-tank CEPS says there is an “acute and imminent risk” of collapse due to outdated infrastructure.

Western Balkans to take up to 70 years to catch up with EU

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 26, 2024

New EBRD report finds low productivity, weak institutions and unfavourable demographics mean convergence may not happen until 2093.

Western Balkans is ideal nearshoring destination, says EBRD regional director

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 26, 2024

"Island within the EU" is attracting growing flows of FDI, EBRD's Matteo Colangeli tells bne IntelliNews.

World Bank says Emerging Europe needs tougher targets to reach net zero by 2060

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague February 22, 2024

New World Bank report charts path to net zero energy in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, but says current ambitions are too modest.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

Balkans a prime target for Russia's unconventional warfare tactics

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2024

Moldova and Montenegro already targets of Russian destabilisation efforts, says RUSI report.

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