The French president tried to persuade sceptical East Europeans that they had nothing to fear from a Europe that was more self-reliant in security – and he almost pulled it off.
The failure of the Nation Alliance under optimal conditions shows that 'big tent' coalitions under a single list often do not succeed in extending the opposition's reach.
Democratic governance deteriorates in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, with worst declines in already authoritarian regions.
Seasonal pattern was most pronounced in Croatia, with 60% of tourist nights spent in July and August.
Inflation remains a drag on growth in Emerging Europe, along with sluggish growth in advanced economies and stricter financing conditions in Central Europe and the Baltic states.
Major new investments in marinas at Vlora in Albania and Rijeka in Croatia are going ahead, as infrastructure is developed along the eastern Adriatic coast.
Two separate incidents within days resulted in the deaths of 17 people, mostly children.
Albania, Kosovo and Romania stand out with strong projected growth in 2023-25, wiiw forecasts show.
The Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe economies have largely digested the economic shock caused by the war in Ukraine and are heading for modest growth this year, says wiiw.
Unemployment fell, but mainly as a result of the declining labour force and an increase in inactivity, World Bank report reveals.
Core inflation has increased in almost all Western Balkan countries since mid-2022 and price pressures remain broad-based.
World Bank says reforms are needed to prepare the region for future shocks as growth is set to moderate this year.
World trade has been falling, but we still expect growth to return this year. We do notice large shifts in world trade as advanced economies – especially the US – are diversifying input sourcing.
Amid a downgrade to the IMF’s global growth forecast, EM sovereigns should remain resilient with areas of relative growth outperformance, easing pressure on commodity importers and fiscal reform momentum.
There is no end in sight yet to the war in Ukraine, but governments and businesses in Central and Southeast Europe are already eyeing potential contracts when the war finally does cease and rebuilding on a massive scale can start.
EU officials urge Montenegro's new president to move towards accession after years of political turmoil stalled reforms.
A new study published by the IMF finds PPP investments in the region compared to GDP are higher than in the EU, and warns of the risks from poorly managed PPP projects.
Clear victory for Jakov Milatovic of Europe Now in presidential election second round.
Milo Djukanovic is one of Emerging Europe’s longest-serving political leaders but is expected to lose the presidential election runoff to his youthful rival Jakov Milatovic.
Western Balkan QUAD countries stress commitment to democratic values and sanctions on Russia at Skopje meeting, but Serbia and Bosnia are conspicuously absent.