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The Western Balkan countries are following the path established by Central Europe that emerged as a prominent manufacturing and services hub early in the transition period.
Thousands of fake bomb threats linked by officials to Ukraine war have disturbed the everyday lives of North Macedonia’s citizens for months, with schools being the main targets.
Women are underrepresented in the growing ICT and green energy sectors.
54% of Eurobarometer survey respondents think the switch to the euro was a good thing for Croatia, but 62% think it will increase the inflation.
Studenac aims to become one of Croatia's top three grocery retailers and increase its market share to over 12% though a combination of organic growth and acquisitions.
Croatia's economic growth started to slow in late 2022 after robust expansion earlier in the year.
Political stability and high inflation have slowed Bulgaria's efforts to join the European single currency.
Popular maths app has already raised funding from Silicon Valley venture capital firms.
Officials have repeatedly criticised retailers for using Croatia's euro adoption in January as a pretext to hike prices.
Years of political instability have stymied Bulgaria's efforts to meet the criteria for euro adoption.
Despite months of tensions and occasional violence between Kosovo Albanians and Serbs, there are hopes that Pristina may finally be heading for a negotiated settlement with Belgrade.
Czech international Jakub Jankto has become the highest-profile active footballer to come out as homosexual.
Croatia will pay MOL $235mn after losing a series of arbitration and legal hearings over the 2009 deal that allowed MOL to obtain a dominant position in INA.
Never has one country slid so far in the ranking in a decade as Viktor Orban's government has according to the anti-corruption watchdog.
Total financing raised by Romanian startups in 2022 rose by 12% y/y €102mn, according to the latest Romanian Venture Report.
President Zoran Milanovic says Kosovo was “forcibly taken” from Serbia, and argues against tanks and military aid for Ukraine.
The weak macroeconomic backdrop and the spectre of possible recession are likely to stifle M&A in the coming months, according to the annual CMS/Emis Emerging Europe M&A Report.
Bulgaria will hold its fifth general election in two years this April, further delaying reforms needed to unlock EU funds and meet eurozone entry criteria.
The Serbian government said on January 23 it has signed a grant agreement of €8.5mn with Germany’s KfW for the implementation of the fourth section of the Trans-Balkan electricity ...