Avdullah Hoti warns failure to appoint new board at state-run Pension Saving Trust leaves €2.5bn invested in financial markets at the “mercy of fate”.
President Aleksandar Vucic moved closer to a deal with Kosovo at this weekend's Ohrid summit but faces fierce opposition at home.
Leaders of Serbia and Kosovo move closer to normalisation of their relations at marathon session of EU-mediated meetings.
World Bank expects Kosovo's economy expanded by 3.1% in 2022, with growth to speed up to 3.7% this year.
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.
Meeting was focused on the latest EU proposal on normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo.
Resolution of the conflict would remove much of the leverage that Moscow currently has over Serbia.
Kosovo entered an inflationary cycle in February 2021 and the annual inflation rate reached double digits in March 2022, but the slowdown started last August.
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.
The EBRD lowered its forecasts for more than half its 36 countries of operation, anticipating average growth of just 2.1% this year.
The free flow of ideas, people, goods, services, and capital across national borders leads to greater economic integration. But globalization, the trend toward these things moving ever more freely between nations, has slowed in recent years.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed CEE students towards Western online MBA courses, but they are now returning to face-to-face studies, say the region's business school heads.
Mercantilism is also replacing globalisation, and the US has a declining interest in European affairs.
Dealmaking in Central Europe is set to rebound, says law firm's long-standing Prague managing partner, as new kinds of investor move into the region.
Opposition MPs interrupted President Aleksandar Vucic’s speech chanting "Treason" and "We don't give up Kosovo”.
The Austrian lender, which has become more and more reliant on its Russian business over the years, is still rethinking its presence in the country.
Friendshoring has replaced nearshoring after the invasion of Ukraine, benefiting Western-aligned states but causing a shift away from Serbia.
wiiw believes that most countries of the region have “probably already digested” most of the economic shock caused by the Ukraine war, provided Russia does not escalate the conflict further.
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.
Benefiting from its geographic proximity and historic ties, Italy is already one of the top investors and trading partners of the Western Balkan countries.