North Macedonia

Video shows dozens of migrants stripped and forced across Serbia-North Macedonia border

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 23, 2024

Footage shared by NGO Legis appears to show a group of semi-naked men being sent back into North Macedonia by Serbian border police in sub-zero temperatures.

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.

LONG READ: Voters prepare to punish North Macedonia's ruling SDSM for broken promises

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 9, 2024

Shift back to nationalist VMRO-DPMNE over SDSM's controversial concessions to North Macedonia's neighbours and domestic policy failures.

North Macedonia’s central bank keeps key rate at 6.3%

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2024

NBRM says decision based on need to stabilise inflation expectations and ensure a more enduring control over inflation.

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.

North Macedonia’s parliament approves interim government

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 28, 2024

Government led by Talat Xhaferi will prepare for North Macedonia's June general election.

North Macedonia's PM Kovacevski resigns, paving the way for general election in May

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 25, 2024

Interim government including opposition politicians to be installed to prepare for general election.

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.

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.

INTERVIEW: Renewables company Notus expands in Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Pristina January 22, 2024

Notus Energy is expanding in Southeast Europe after successfully building Kosovo’s largest wind farm.

North Macedonia fails yet again to get €1bn Cebren HPP project started

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 4, 2024

14th tender for the Cebren hydropower plant with one of the world's tallest dams fails after efforts that started back in the 1960s.

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.

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