With most COVID-19-related support measures having been phased out, borrowers are now being put under pressure by surging inflation and sharply rising interest rates.
EU leaders sought to reassure the Western Balkans countries that their future is inside the bloc at Tirana summit.
Illegal movements along the Western Balkans routes have significantly increased in 2022.
Foreign investment will continue to have a vital role to play in the region’s development, particularly now that international companies are rethinking their supply chains.
Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu takes care not to provoke Russia, despite Nato promises of support for Moldova.
MEPs want accession completed by 2030 and a majority vote to approve new members, but say accession talks with Serbia should be halted if it doesn’t align with EU on sanctions.
The contraction in Ukraine’s GDP will be among the worst 10-20% of those in conflicts in the last 200 years, the development bank predicts in its 2022/23 Transition Report.
The main message of Bosnia’s October elections was a decisive rebuke for hardliners, with voters seeking practical economic cooperation to raise living standards and counteract mass emigration.
Development bank recommends countries should now gradually dial down help to vulnerable companies, so they can either learn to adapt to the new climate of higher interest rates or exit the market by going into insolvency.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and top EU officials stress commitment to bringing six Western Balkan countries into the EU.
BIG Energia Holdings aims to become a leading renewable energy player in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Tens of thousands turn out at nationalist rally in Banja Luka where Bosnian Serb leader and Putin ally Milorad Dodik pledged entity would become independent.
World Bank urges governments to target support at most vulnerable households and businesses.
For 2023 the wiiw has revised its forecasts down, and overall Emerging Europe growth will average just 0.3%, barely above the 0.2% predicted for the Eurozone.
High Representative Christian Schmidt criticised by MPs from across Europe after he announced changes to the rules on election day.
Commission prioritises geopolitical factors over the country's very limited progress in necessary reforms.
The number of European countries friendly towards Moscow has dwindled to just a handful since Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine in February.
Mass protests followed Milorad Dodik’s victory in the presidential election in Bosnia’s Republika Srpska, where the opposition claimed electoral fraud.
European Political Community isolates Russia, welcomes back UK and reassures EU candidate countries.
Defeat for Bakir Izetbegovic but other leading nationalist politicians like Milorad Dodik appear to be heading for victory with 50% of votes now counted.