The moderate GDP setbacks in 2020 imply that for some CEE countries there will not be such drastic recovery and rebound effects in 2021 as in hard-hit countries in Western Europe.
Over 4,000 COVID-19 cases daily are being reported in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia, putting hospitals under strain.
Construction of Block 3 at Kostolac B is the biggest project in Serbia's energy sector for three decades but has been slow to complete.
With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.
Serbia to become the first European country to manufacture Sinopharm vaccine with plans to supply the Western Balkans region as well as its own population.
The region’s economy needs to be more sustainable and connected, which can only be achieved through the digital and green transformation, writes EIB vice-president Lilyana Pavlova.
Eurovision runner-up Zeljko Joksmovic's company Tacno now listed as the publisher of Tanjug news services.
Emerging Europe has a growing number of female politicians taking a stand against corruption and authoritarianism.
The Serbian government is facing a stark choice as health experts call for a new lockdown while opponents have threatened street protests if a curfew is imposed.
Serbia had one of the smallest GDP contractions across the emerging Europe region in 2020.
Austrian lender provisions for COVID-19 downturn but says it does not expect a significant increase in hard defaults after the expiration of debt moratoria in the region.
The potential for energy savings in the buildings sector — characterised by ageing, poorly maintained apartment blocks — is estimated at more than 50% of consumption, Energy Community report shows.
Two Southeast European states take advantage of favourable market conditions to get away oversubscribed bond issues.
Research by Sarajevo-based Center for Policy and Governance shows high levels of undeclared and partially work in Western Balkans and Croatia.
The central bank expects inflation to remain low and stable — as it has been for the last eight years — as the country recovers from the coronacrisis.
Long-standing rivalry between Telekom Srbija and United Media has erupted into a public legal battle.
Crackdown on democracy and civil society during pandemic accompanied by increase in hate speech by politicians finds ILGA-Europe report.
Serbia will be first European country to manufacture Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, and plans to produce 20mn doses for its own citizens and the Western Balkans region.
Central bank says industrial production, retail trade turnover and exports have already reached pre-crisis levels, and other services will recover as vaccinations continue.
The pandemic caused a slump in tourism, but one southern Serbian town has become a hot destination for day trippers thanks to the German discount retailer.