Turkish growth is expected to slow to 3.5% this year, from a forecast 9.5% in 2021, while for Russia, GDP growth is forecast to slow to 2% from 4.5%.
Officials from Albania and North Macedonia say Pristina’s new rules requiring booster jab or PCR test for entry to the country hinder freedom of movement in the region.
New records announced daily in several countries, but most governments are reluctant to introduce new restrictions.
Newly appointed prime ministers of both countries agree to a fresh approach as Skopje seeks to unblock its EU accession process.
Another year of uncertainty lies ahead as Skopje continues quest to progress on EU accession while also grappling with corona and energy crises.
Dimitar Kovacevski’s government inherited the challenges of solving divisions with Bulgaria that have blocked Skopje’s EU integration process, as well as dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy crisis and rising inflation.
Opposition VMRO-DPMNE calls for snap election despite Dimitar Kovacevski's pledges to tackle energy crisis and solve dispute with Bulgaria to unblock EU accession process.
Over €700mn spent to little effect in candidate and prospective candidate countries, finds European Court of Auditors.
Annual increase accelerated from the 6% y/y rise the previous month.
More people have been shopping online since the pandemic started but the biggest changes is the shift to online purchases from local retailers.
Soon after Southeast Europe emerged from the autumn wave of the pandemic, cases are already rising again as the Omicron variant spreads in the region.
Dimitar Kovacevski's main challenge will be to find a solution with neighbouring Bulgaria to unblock North Macedonia's EU accession process.
Western European banks have made double-digit increases in the growth of their credit exposures to the CE/SEE region in the past 12-18 months.
The Western Balkans states are looking anew at long-neglected rail networks as they embark on the green transition. The EIB’s Matteo Rivellini outlines efforts to develop rail in the region.
Instadose imports cannabis from Africa to North Macedonia for processing, citing its favourable business climate and geographic location to supply the EU.
North Macedonia's manufacturing sector has contracted sharply in the last two months.
The progress of both North Macedonia and Albania towards EU accession is stalled because of Bulgaria’s veto on the start of accession negotiations with North Macedonia.
Bulgarian decision blocks opening of EU accession talks with both North Macedonia and Albania.
Tourist bus returning to North Macedonia from Istanbul caught fire and overturned, killing at least 46 people.
Progress unlikely at upcoming EU Council meeting as Bulgarian politicians are still trying to reach a coalition deal following latest general election.