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Romania’s president pitches to be CEE's candidate for Nato top seat

bne IntelliNews February 23, 2024

The alliance's CEE countries had hoped to be strong contenders to helm the alliance this time around, but the Netherlands' Mark Rutte appears to have it in the bag already.

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 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.

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.

European Court of Auditors flags concerns over EU's €6bn package for Western Balkans

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2024

ECA says better protection measures are needed to safeguard the additional EU funds to help the region's progress towards EU accession.

‘Amazon of the Balkans’ Ananas announces regional expansion plans

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2024

Ananas to expand into Bosnia and Montenegro this year, with plans to target Albania and Kosovo in future.

wiiw projects brighter 2024 for Emerging Europe

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2024

Vienna-based think-tank expects growth to get back on track this year, but warns of risks from a Trump victory in the US and escalation of fighting in Ukraine or Gaza.

MEPs call for EU to be reformed ahead of enlargement

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

Expanded EU with 35 members cannot function with the current rules, says report backed by European Parliament committees.

OUTLOOK 2024 SE Europe

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

Following a challenging 2023 marked by energy and inflation crises triggered by the conflict in Ukraine, the economies across Southeast Europe are poised for a modest rebound in 2024.

Actis-led consortium acquires Balkan telecom tower portfolio from Telekom Srbija

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

Actis says telecom towers market in the CEE and Western Balkans region is poised for significant expansion in the coming years.

Western Balkans leaders embrace EU Growth Plan at regional summit

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 22, 2024

North Macedonia's Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski says €6bn plan will foster regional cooperation and integration into the common European market.

Montenegro plans samurai bond to diversify funding sources

bne IntelliNews January 21, 2024

Japan-educated PM Milojko Spajic discussed Tokyo Stock Exchange debut with bankers at Davos in bid to reduce borrowing costs.

Montenegro to transfer fugitive crypto-king to the US

bne IntelliNews January 14, 2024

Do Kwon has been charged in the US over the loss of more than $40bn after his terraUSD coin collapsed.

US F-16s fly over Bosnia ahead of Bosnian Serbs’ "secessionist" holiday

bne IntelliNews January 8, 2024

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons flew over Republika Srpska the day before the banned Republic Day holiday celebrated by Bosnian Serbs to show US commitment to preventing the breakup of Bosnia.

CENUSA: The Hungarian-Russian factor and the Ukrainian dimension of the EU's eastern enlargement

Denis Cenusa in Giessen January 2, 2024

The Hungarian-Russian factor, combined and separately, entails risks to the sustainability of the enlargement process of the European project.

CEE Banking Sector Report: A record year that is unlikely to be sustained

Gunter Deuber, Ruslan Gadeev of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna December 15, 2023

The aggregated return on equity across all markets this year may surpass the 20% level, a ratio last seen in 2005 or 2006.

Encouraging words but no breakthroughs at EU-Western Balkans summit

bne IntelliNews December 13, 2023

Top EU officials reaffirmed the EU membership perspective of the Western Balkans but stressed at the same time the need for reforms by aspiring members.

Poll shows EU citizens open to Ukraine’s accession, cooler towards Western Balkans

bne IntelliNews December 12, 2023

New ECFR poll shows EU citizens have mixed feelings on enlargement, with less than a third backing accession for Western Balkan states.

Experts argue EU’s New Growth Plan is too small to make a difference

bne IntelliNews December 4, 2023

Proposed plan for Western Balkans involves integration into the EU single market, with a €6bn financial package.

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