Montenegro

Growth already past its peak after Western Balkans’ brief blossoming

bne IntelliNews October 9, 2019

Growth has started slowing in most of the Western Balkans economies after an all too brief period of rapid economic acceleration, finds a new report from the World Bank.

Enthusiasm for coal starts to burn out in the Western Balkans

By Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 23, 2019

Montenegro, like most of the countries in the EU-aspiring region, derives a large share of its power from coal, but the decision to drop plans to build a new coal power plant is a sign countries in the region could be kicking the coal habit.

VIENNEAST COMPASS: Hungary punching above its weight in regional SEE politics

Marcus How of ViennEast September 23, 2019

The incoming president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, took an unexpected decision of nominating Hungarian Laszlo Trocsanyi as commissioner for expansion as Hungary increases its influence in the region

ALACO DISPATCHES: Why Brussels is unnerved by China’s Balkan overtures

Yigal Chazan of Alaco July 23, 2019

Beijing sees the former Yugoslavia as a key element of its plan for greater access to European markets, but its investments in the region are a mixed blessing.

Montenegrin transport minister admits 10% hike in costs of Bar-Boljare motorway section

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia July 19, 2019

IMF says Montenegro should proceed very carefully with the construction of the Bar-Boljare motorway, where the Smokovac-Matesevo stretch alone will cost €895mn.

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