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.

Montenegrin court finds opposition leaders guilty of plotting coup

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 9, 2019

Long prison sentences issued for Democratic Front leaders and the Russians prosecutors said masterminded the failed 2016 coup attempt.

Golden keys to the EU’s back door

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 9, 2019

While EU members are taking steps to end or phase out investment for citizenship programmes, the opposite is happening in some potential future members.

BALKAN BLOG: Montenegro braces for verdicts in "Trial of the century"

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 8, 2019

As the coup plot trial that has gripped the Montenegrin nation nears its end, the opposition Democratic Front is preparing to defend its leaders from police arrest.