Western Balkans buck downward global trend in FDI

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 12, 2019

EU accession candidates Serbia and North Macedonia see largest increase in FDI inflows in Western Balkans — but investments in the region are vulnerable to political instability, says new report from wiiw.

Deadly air pollution cuts life expectancy in Western Balkans

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 5, 2019

Average citizen loses 1.3 years as a result of air pollution, finds UN Environment study, but governments are still pressing ahead with plans to build new coal-fired power stations.

Bosnia, Serbia warn of countermeasures against Kosovo if tariffs not removed by July 1

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 27, 2019

Damages to Serbian companies amounted to €1mn a day since the punitive 100% tariffs were imposed by Pristina last November, minister says.

Import tariffs fail to stop Kosovo's trade gap widening

bne IntelliNews May 27, 2019

Trade deficit increased by 8.1% y/y in 4M19, as slump in imports from Bosnia and Serbia is offset by hikes in imports from Greece, Germany, Turkey and Kosovo’s near neighbours Albania and Macedonia.

Kosovo considers extending 100% tariffs to Albanian products

bne IntelliNews May 23, 2019

Punitive tariffs already imposed on imports from Bosnia and Serbia could be extended to Kosovo’s closest ally Albania if it fails to remove barriers on Kosovan flour, beer and potatoes.