Podgorica struggled to repay loan for Bar-Boljare motorway after Montenegrin economy suffered the deepest contraction across the emerging Europe region in 2020.
Also, in January-June, aggregated profits exceeded one billion lari, or more than $300mn.
If creditors covering 2/3 of a syndicated loan agree to a restructuring with the debtor, the other creditors can be obliged to go along with the deal. Forbearance measures, meanwhile, make it impossible to track lending to Turkish real sector.
Highly critical European Commission report issued as Sofia tries to sack chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev, who has thwarted efforts by the caretaker government to investigate top-level corruption. Shortcomings reported in other SEE EU members.
Skopje allows export of dried cannabis flowers as it seeks to boost exports and create 'cannabis tourism' sector modelled on Amsterdam.
€8bn in EU grants could be held up because of dispute over Prime Minister Andrej Babis' continuing control of his Agrofert holding.
Ruling party to boycott parliamentary committee meeting on its alleged use of Israeli software to spy on journalists and opposition politicians.
Florin Citu says GDP growth could hit 10% in 2021 as he heads into party leadership campaign.
Moscow wants to heavily constrain Washington's scope for action, however.
Phone number of Sevinj Vaqifqizi one of 50,000 worldwide discovered on leaked database that appears to implicate a dozen governments.
No progress on normalisation of relations at second meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti.
Taxi drivers charging Iranians seeking jabs $120 for round trip from Tehran to Armenian border.
At least 10 Hungarian lawyers, one opposition politician and five journalists' phone numbers are on the leaked list of potential targets.
The first half was particularly strong in the mid-market and smaller-ticket segment.
Russia's Ministry of Industry and Trade will pause the support programme for discounted car leasing worth RUB5bn ($67.5mn), as the car market is seen as overheated, Kommersant daily reported.
The Bucharest Stock Exchange's blue chip BET index crossed the 12,000 points threshold for the first time on July 13 and ended the week at 12,026.
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya arrived in Washington on July 17 to lobby the US government for support in the struggle to oust Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, whose crackdown on the media intensified in the lead-up.
Campaigners, who say such waste is being dumped and burned, say it is concerning Turkish government has so quickly succumbed to industry lobbying.
Kremlin seeks face-saving solution for American fund manager accused of embezzlement and fraud by former partner.
Anger over effects of severe drought add to difficulties and tensions seen over lack of water in Central Asia and Turkey.