Progress towards EU accession lifted sentiment, but businesspeople still see corruption as one of their biggest problems.
Levels of sulphur dioxide emitted by power plants in the EU-aspiring region exceed pollution limits by almost six times, finds a new report from Bankwatch.
Hundreds of thousands of people are now on the move in Central and Southeast Europe as travel restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus are eased.
Industrial production declined as the country felt the first consequences of the coronavirus crisis which emerged in March.
Strict lockdown imposed in mid-March saw a shutdown of public transport and movement restrictions, including on using cars.
COVID-19 pandemic revealed the risks of catching wild animals for food, but trade continues openly in popular online marketplaces, research by NGO Four Paws shows.
As governments continue to lift lockdowns and travel restrictions across Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe, several countries in the region have reported record-high numbers of new infections in the last few days.
PM Edi Rama hails "spectacular result” on the international market, as Albania raises funds to refinance previous debts and cover government spending.
Surge in new COVID-19 cases in Caucasus, Moldova and Poland, while fresh outbreaks in Balkans show virus not yet under control.
Governments across the region have turned to the international capital markets to raise money to meet the gap between increased costs and lower revenues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.