Coal-fired power plants account for a significant share of the region’s power generation, with most burning highly polluting lignite.
Serbia, the region's other frontrunner in the EU accession race, is being held back by unresolved issues with Kosovo, while Montenegro was praised for making good progress.
Governments and city authorities in Southeast Europe and Eurasia want to limit imports of the older car models that have flooded into the region as few people can afford new cars.
As Skopje examines how Nikola Gruevski managed to flee Macedonia, Viktor Orban's government has to choose between further alienating the mainstream European elite or abandoning a former ally and possibly angering Moscow.
Environmentalists furious after 5-Star backs off from pledge to cancel project claiming it only found out about €20bn contract kill fee after going into government.