Macedonia

Western Balkans need to diversify energy mix with renewables, EBRD says

bne IntelliNews December 4, 2018

Coal-fired power plants account for a significant share of the region’s power generation, with most burning highly polluting lignite.

70 public prosecutors in Macedonia wiretapped in new scandal

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje December 2, 2018

Probe launched to determine if wiretaps were installed when the new prosecutors' office was built under Macedonia's previous government in 2014.

World Bank urges Macedonia to use its potential to accelerate economic growth

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2018

EU-aspiring Macedonia has the potential to accelerate its economic growth and reduce poverty if it leverages the advantages of its strategic location and openness to trade and investment to achieve EU standards, the World Bank said in a new report.

European Parliament backs 2025 as Montenegro’s possible accession date

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia November 29, 2018

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.

Thousands of opposition supporters stage anti-government protest in Skopje

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 28, 2018

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party called on the government to resign and announced weekly protests ahead of a critical parliament vote on plans to change the country's name.

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