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New EIB Survey Shows Positive Developments In Bank Lending in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

The European Investment Bank (EIB) published the autumn 2021 edition of its CESEE bank lending survey. The reportinvestigates the strategies of international banks active...

Protests Against Covid Rules And Lockdowns Erupt Across Europe

Protests against fresh Covid-19 restrictions have rocked Europe over the weekend, with demonstrations breaking out in places such as Brussels, Vienna, Rome and Amsterdam. There...

Bulgaria’s Rumen Radev Wins Presidential Re-Election: Exit Polls

Exit polls in Bulgaria suggest that incumbent Rumen Radev has won the country’s presidential runoff. Partial official result on...

Marko Čadež: Open Balkans Internal Trade And Single Labour Market

Representatives of six sectoral groups that include representatives of competent institutions of all three countries will discuss about...

Virtual Investment Conference 2021, Slovenia: The Land Of infinite Potential

Slovenia ranks as one of the least restrictive OECD-member countries for FDI, doubling its FDI stock in the...

Western Balkans: Joint Statement of High Representative Josep Borrell and Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Following the recent meeting between EU High Representative Josep Borrell and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week...

Enlargement Package 2021 Adopted By The European Commission

Today, the European Commission adopted its 2021 Enlargement Package, providing a detailed assessment of the state of play...

Bloomberg Adria To Start Operating In 2022

Bloomberg Media and Mtel Swiss – a broadcaster majority-owned by Telekom Srbija - today announced an agreement to...

Launch Of The Market Access Platform By The CCIS And The WB6 CIF

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Serbia and the Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum...

EIB President Werner Hoyer At The EU Western Balkans Summit

At the EU Western Balkans Summit held in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia, the President of the European Investment...

Brdo Declaration After EU WB Summit

At the European Union-Western Balkans Summit in Brdo pri Kranju, leaders today reaffirmed the region’s European perspective and...

EBRD Adopts New Country Strategy For Montenegro

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has adopted a new country strategy for Montenegro for the period 2021-2026 with three priorities: Strengthen private...

Bulgaria: EIB And Sofia Municipality Sign €60 Million Loan For Sustainable Mobility Projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Sofia Municipality have signed a €60 million framework loan to promote sustainable...

Why Cutting Western Balkans’ Roaming Prices Is Good For Consumers And Businesses

CEO of Telekom Srbija Group, a provider of fixed-line, mobile, television and internet communication services to over 11 million...

Construction Starts On Electricity Interconnector Between Albania And North Macedonia

Work has started on the construction of a new power substation in Ohrid, a key component of the...

Schengen Enlargement Could Revitalise EU Integration Process In Western Balkan

Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania, alongside Cyprus and Ireland, represent the only EU member states outside of the border-free...

ReLOaD 2 – Strengthening The Partnership Between Local Authorities And Civil Society

The second phase of the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD2), worth 13.5 million...

Hungary’s 4iG Signs Agreement To Buy Telenor Montenegro

4iG, Hungarian IT service management company, has signed a non-binding agreement to acquire Telenor Montenegro from PPF Group,...

EU – Western Balkans Ministerial Meeting On Employment And Social Affairs

A meeting of the EU-Western Balkans Minister for Labor and Social Policy was held within the Slovenian Presidency...

EIB President Werner Hoyer Lauds Achievements Of The Berlin Process

Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union, spoke at the...

North Macedonia To Exit Coal By 2027

North Macedonia will be the first country in the Western Balkans to quit coal. The country will close...

Roaming Free Region with EU Support

Today, the “Roam Like at Home” regime in the Western Balkans enters into force. From 1 July, all...

EU Announces 30-bln-Euro Investment Plan In Western Balkans

The European Union (EU) plans to invest around 30 billion euros (36.5 billion U.S. dollars) in the Western...

Team Europe: EIB Supports Serbia’s Energy Security With €25 Million

A new gas interconnector will connect the city of Niš with the Bulgarian capital Sofia. This will considerably...

New Enlargement Methodology Will Be Applied To Montenegro And Serbia

The Council agreed on the application of the revised enlargement methodology to the accession negotiations with Montenegro and...

Germany, Slovakia Oppose ‘Disjointing’ Albania’s, North Macedonia’s EU Path

After the EU Enlargement Commissioner suggested separating the start of Albania's and North Macedonia's EU membership talks, Germany...

Prime Minister Edi Rama Wins Third Mandate In Albanian Elections

Albania’s ruling Socialist Party (SP), led by Prime Minister Edi Rama, has won Sunday’s election with 48% of...

Greece Removes Quarantine For Travellers From EU And Other Countries

Greece has lifted its quarantine requirement for travellers from the European Union provided they have been vaccinated or...

Kosovo: Expectations High Following Elections, UN Envoy Tells Security Council

Recent elections in Kosovo reflected a strong desire for change, the head of the UN mission there, UNMIK,...

Skopje Launches Mass Coronavirus Vaccination With Russia’s Sputnik V

Vaccines are available for police officers, Interior Ministry employees, pharmacists, pre-school and school teachers as well as other...

Kosovo MPs Elect Lawyer Vjosa Osmani As President

The 38-year-old leader received backing from the parliament in a vote boycotted by a Serb party. Ex-President Hashim...

Romania Has 1.4 GW Of Wind Farms In The Pipeline

Romania could get another 1.4 GW of wind farms in the next five years. The investments are estimated...

Serbia And European Union For Innovation

The synergy effect created from the partnership between the Republic of Serbia and the European Union has given a...

Mokra Gora Announced One Of The Best Tourism Villages Of 2021

The best examples of villages embracing tourism to provide opportunity and drive sustainable development have been celebrated at the...

WTA Suspends Tournaments In China

Beijing took umbrage on Thursday at the suspension of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournaments in China in solidarity with...

Sustainable Construction Protects Serbia

Sustainable construction reduces the consumption of non-renewable resources, promotes the use of renewable energy sources, minimizes waste, creates healthier...

Multimedia And Creative Services Workers Lead The Region

Southeast Europe’s online labour market is becoming increasingly attractive to those with a less sophisticated skillset. The negative aspect...