The potential for energy savings in the buildings sector — characterised by ageing, poorly maintained apartment blocks — is estimated at more than 50% of consumption, Energy Community report shows.
Different retirement ages for men and women lead to lower pensions for women despite reforms in 2019-2020, says World Bank report.
Citizens and ruling elites of both countries are prepared to pay lip service to a shared dream but pause when confronted with the practical reality of its realisation.
The profile of exports has changed since the pandemic: Albania exports more construction materials and metals, while textiles and footwear exports have fallen.
Economy shrank during the strict spring 2020 lockdown, while the government had to hike spending to support the economy and rebuild after the 2019 earthquake.
Moscow delivered a stern rebuke over Bulgaria's PM's criticism of opposition politician Navalny's arrest, and has taken a tough tone on several issues in the Western Balkans in recent days.
Recent rise in infections raises fears of a new wave of the virus.
A mid-sized power, Turkey wields considerable clout in its near neighbourhood.
Minimum wages were considerably lower in the four Western Balkan states that have set minimum wages than in most EU member states.
Work starts on project to turn iconic Tirana building into the region's biggest digital education and innovation centre.
NGOs have appealed to the Albanian government to scrap plans to build the new Vlora airport in a protected area, while the opposition has slammed the proposed extension of the concession for Tirana International Airport.