bneGREEN: Serbia issued debut €1bn green Eurobond

Eldar Dizdarevic in Sarajevo September 17, 2021

First green Eurobond from the Western Balkans to finance environmental protection and climate change mitigation projects as Serbia pursues green transition.

DATACRUNCH: Serbia makes a strong recovery from a modest crisis

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 15, 2021

Serbia was one of the best performers in the entire emerging Europe region in 2020 and is now on track for rapid growth this year.

Merkel says EU should “keep its word” in relations with accession candidates

bne IntelIiNews September 15, 2021

After EU accession progress was blocked by Bulgaria, Albanian PM Edi Rama tells German chancellor Western Balkans are “held hostage” by nationalism in EU countries.

Merkel says EU enlargement to Western Balkans is “absolute geostrategic interest”

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2021

On farewell visit to Belgrade, Germany’s outgoing chancellor warns that if EU doesn’t move fast enough it will be "forced to come to terms with other partners” in the region.

Croatia, Serbia and Ukraine were emerging markets with biggest upgrades from Fitch over last five years

bne IntelliNews September 13, 2021

The three emerging Europe countries bucked the overall trend of declining Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Ratings seen across emerging markets.

Serbia starts building Europe’s first Sinopharm vaccine plant

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2021

Serbia the first country in Europe to produce both Sinopharm and Russian Sputnik V vaccines for its own population and the region.

Western Balkans coal power plants defy emissions rules, causing thousands of deaths

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 7, 2021

Air pollution from coal-fired power plants in the Western Balkans caused the deaths of around 19,000 people in three years, says a new study.