‘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.

Serbia’s Komercijalna Banka quits Kosovo after switch to euro

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 31, 2024

The euro became Kosovo's exclusive currency from February 1, ending the longstanding practice of dinar transactions in majority-Serb parts of the country.

Robots to take on labour-intensive agriculture in Serbia

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague January 30, 2024

Coming Computer Engineering is set to introduce the AgAR electric robot capable of taking over a wide range of tasks.

Serbia to produce kamikaze drones as it ramps up military capacity

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 30, 2024

President Vucic says Serbia must be “fully prepared” to defend itself amid “madness” of modern world.

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.

Serbia’s accession risks bringing a second Orban into the EU

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2024

Concerns are growing over candidate country Serbia's democratic institutions and lack of alignment with EU foreign policy, says comment published by ECFR.

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.