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.
The prime ministers of Albania and North Macedonia are engaged in last ditch attempts to secure the go ahead for the start of accession negotiations at the European Council meeting later this month.
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.
European Commission says the two Western Balkan countries have delivered on reforms and urges EU governments to allow talks to begin.
PM Zoran Zaev pledged to sack party and government officials who have performed poorly after voters punished the ruling coalition’s candidate for the government’s domestic failings in the recent presidential election.
Gjorge Ivanov refused to sign the bills, on topics including financial support for investments and reforms to the security services, in protest against the change of the country's name to North Macedonia.