Encounter is “huge” says analyst. However, hopes for a breakthrough in resolving Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict are low.
As the current rotating president of the European Union, Prague has convened a meeting of the long moribund EU Israel Association to try to boost EU links with the Jewish state.
Old alliances have broken down, with Russian vs Western orientation becoming the biggest dividing line in Bulgarian politics.
The main nationalist parties are expected to retain their leading positions in Sunday’s elections, with hopes for reforms fading away once again.
Government efforts to shield populations from the energy crisis and rampant inflation have shifted the economic impact to next year, says the EBRD as it downgrades GDP growth forecasts for 2023.
The current increase in wholesale energy prices in Europe has prompted governments to try to shield consumers from the direct impact of an energy crisis that is sweeping the Continent and the rising prices that are costing hundreds of billions.
Obstacle to hopes is Russia’s ownership of 40% of world's uranium conversion infrastructure, vital to making nuclear fuel.
Soaring prices have left citizens struggling to cover food and transport costs and worried about how they will afford to heat their homes during the winter ahead.
Facing a cold winter, Southeast European countries look to coal from Indonesia, gas from Azerbaijan and oil from Iran.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's two most powerful weapons in his conflict with the West are inflation and power prices.
With the deepening energy crisis in the West triggered by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, European countries including Bulgaria and Serbia are eyeing alternative suppliers for additional natural gas volumes.
After surviving the pandemic thanks to generous government support, smaller airlines are now struggling with soaring fuel and labour costs.
Discontent is growing in Central and Southeast European countries that are suffering the highest inflation in the EU, pumped up by soaring food and energy prices.
Croatia’s Museum of Hangovers launched in Shanghai, following the international expansion of the Zagreb-born Museum of Illusions and Museum of Broken Relationships.
A severe drought comes on top of international inflationary pressures and the impact of the war in neighbouring Ukraine.
With holidaymakers squeezed by the rising cost of living, Albania's reputation as a budget destination has become a major selling point.
Attacks come as Turkey’s president Erdogan prepares country for another dizzying U-turn when it comes to Syrian counterpart and foe Assad.
The economic war that the West launched against Russia in the days following the invasion of Ukraine has already cost developing nations $379bn, analysts estimate.
Population decline across almost all of Emerging Europe will result in the populations of many countries dropping to levels not seen since the early 20th century.
Belgrade is reviving ties forged during Yugoslavia’s time as a leader of the non-aligned movement now a new Cold War is looming.