Montenegro suspends payments by two banks

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia December 11, 2018

Central bank introduces temporary administration at Atlas Banka and Invest Banka Montenegro as their capital does not comply with minimum risk requirements.

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.

Montenegrin opposition leader hides out in parliament to avoid jail

bne IntelliNews December 2, 2018

Milan Knezevic has refused to leave the parliament since he and a fellow leader of the pro-Russian Democratic Front were sentenced for refusing to testify in a high profile trial.

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.

East European cities mull banger bans as “dirty diesel” exports threaten to worsen air quality

Clare Nuttall in Tirana November 29, 2018

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.