Kosovan president blames "hasty, uncoordinated and wrongful decisions" by officials in Pristina, which he says have damaged the country's standing with its international partners.
Three Western Balkan states paid €444mn in direct subsidies to coal-fired plants and just €147mn for the production of energy from renewable sources in 2015-2017, a report from the Energy Community showed.
Tariffs intended to punish Serbia and Bosnia have increased prices of food and other consumer goods on the domestic market, impacting lower income households.
EU accession candidates Serbia and North Macedonia see largest increase in FDI inflows in Western Balkans — but investments in the region are vulnerable to political instability, says new report from wiiw.
Average citizen loses 1.3 years as a result of air pollution, finds UN Environment study, but governments are still pressing ahead with plans to build new coal-fired power stations.
Damages to Serbian companies amounted to €1mn a day since the punitive 100% tariffs were imposed by Pristina last November, minister says.
Trade deficit increased by 8.1% y/y in 4M19, as slump in imports from Bosnia and Serbia is offset by hikes in imports from Greece, Germany, Turkey and Kosovo’s near neighbours Albania and Macedonia.