Western Balkans could face new military conflicts without EU perspective, Junker says

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia October 7, 2018

If the region gets the impression the EU is "not serious" about enlargement, it could again experience "what we had in the Balkans during the 1990s," European Commission president warns.

Public investment to boost growth in the Western Balkans

bne IntelliNews October 5, 2018

World Bank charts faster growth rate but warns surge in untargeted social spending and public wages heightens fiscal vulnerability in the longer-term.

Montenegrin president warns of wider negative implications of Macedonia referendum

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje October 2, 2018

Mass boycott of referendum that puts Macedonia's EU future in doubt should be seen as a "final warning" that the EU needs a more serious approach to enlargement, says Milo Djukanovic.

Western Balkans ministers push regional economic integration at Durres meeting

bne IntelliNews August 28, 2018

Creating a regional economic zone is seen as a way to boost trade and investment and has been strongly encouraged by EU officials.

Hydropower rebounds in the Western Balkans

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest August 8, 2018

After a severe drought caused hydropower generation to slump in the Western Balkans last year, the latest data show a sharp rebound in hydroelectricity production in the first half of 2018.