Almost half Western Balkan citizens consider emigrating as EU accession hopes fade

bne IntelliNews July 25, 2023

44% of respondents to Balkan Barometer survey consider living abroad, with the figure reaching 57% in Kosovo.

Albanian lek continues heady rise, approaching ALL100 to the euro

bne IntelliNews July 24, 2023

There is speculation that the lek will rise above ALL100 to the euro during the peak summer tourist season.

New initiative to tackle brain drain in Western Balkans

Valentina Dimitrievska July 19, 2023

Fund to foster collaboration between vocational education and training institutions and companies across WB6 economies.

Water hurled at Kosovan PM amid violent scenes in parliament

bne IntelIiNews July 14, 2023

Albin Kurti under fire from opposition following EU’s imposition of punitive measures in relation to tense situation in northern Kosovo.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Ukraine awaits 'clear signal' of future Nato membership at Vilnius Summit

Robert Anderson in Prague July 10, 2023

Ukraine has proved in real time under real conditions that it is militarily ready for membership.

Nearshoring drives hike in demand for industrial space in Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 7, 2023

Demand for industrial and logistics space is increasing in Southeast Europe, spurred on by the region’s growing importance as a nearshoring destination serving Western and Central Europe.

Balkans lift otherwise gloomy Emerging Europe outlook for 2023

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 6, 2023

wiiw forecasts economic slowdown caused by a combination of declining real incomes, the recession in Germany and elevated energy prices.