VMRO-DPMNE leader claims government officials in contact with party’s disgraced ex-head Nikola Gruevski in an attempt to split the opposition and pass changes needed to unblock EU talks.
Greek concessionaire picked for €1bn Cebren HPP project, first planned back in 1964.
Ursula von der Leyen says “history is calling” to expand the EU, but reforms are needed.
Leaders of Slovenia, Croatia and the six Western Balkans countries will commit to reforms to improve the prospects for the Western Balkan states to join the EU by 2030.
When European Council President Charles Michel said the EU and aspiring members should prepare for enlargement by 2030, the response from the Western Balkans was underwhelming.
Reports cancer patients at Skopje clinic were given diluted cytostatics while expensive medicines were diverted to the black market.
Charles Michel says a clear goal must be set to enlarge the EU by the end of this decade.
Presidents affirm support for each other’s territorial integrity at informal Balkan summit despite Aleksandar Vucic’s refusal to sever ties with Russia.
North Macedonia’s interior ministry launched criminal proceedings against ethnic Albanian mayors of two municipalities visited by Albin Kurti.
The NBRM started the process of monetary tightening at the end of 2021.
Growth in industrial production during June attributed to higher output in manufacturing and utility sectors, despite a decline in the mining industry.
DUI ministers stand down in attempt to broker deal with opposition VMRO-DPMNE to get controversial changes needed for EU accession through parliament.
Extensive damage to crops in region, as deadly storms follow record heat.
Porous borders and weak governance makes region a hotspot for illegal financial flows, warns Global Initiative report.
44% of respondents to Balkan Barometer survey consider living abroad, with the figure reaching 57% in Kosovo.
International criminal network made €45mn from smuggling around 5,000 Cuban nationals into the EU.
Fund to foster collaboration between vocational education and training institutions and companies across WB6 economies.
Ukraine has proved in real time under real conditions that it is militarily ready for membership.
Some leaders of Emerging Europe and Central Asia led their countries for decades. bne IntelliNews ranks them by their time in power.
Demand for industrial and logistics space is increasing in Southeast Europe, spurred on by the region’s growing importance as a nearshoring destination serving Western and Central Europe.