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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 euros, has officially begun and will...

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 of the EU Council. With support from...

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...

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...

EIB President Hoyer And Prime Minister Zaev Agree To Boost Green Investments

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will continue to invest in the social and economic development of the Republic...

Porsche Raises Stake In Croatia’s Rimac Automobili To 24%

German sports car manufacturer Porsche increased its stake in Croatian electric vehicle developer and producer Rimac Automobili to...

Romania’s Nuclearelectrica 2020 Net Profit Up 28%

Nuclearelectrica, the operator of Romania's sole nuclear power plant (NPP) Cernavoda, said on Thursday that its net profit...

Commission Launches The Secretariat Of A New Initiative For Coal Regions In The Western Balkans

The Secretariat of a new initiative to help coal regions in the Western Balkans and Ukraine transition away from...

Albin Kurti And His Left-Leaning Coalition Won Victory In Kosovo

Albin Kurti and his left-leaning coalition won a victory in Kosovo’s national election on February 14 — less...

Peter Stano: The Decision Of Kosovo On The Embassy In Jerusalem Is Regrettable

Brussels reminded Pristina that all the bloc's embassies are located in Tel Aviv The European Union warned Kosovo on...

The EIB Group Boosts Financing For The Western Balkans In 2020

As presented at a press conference today, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) invested €873 million in the Western...

Serbia’s EMS Acquires 5% Of Shares Of Montenegrin Power Transmission System

Transmission system operator (TSO) Elektromreža Srbije acquired 5% of the shares of Montenegrin TSO Crnogorski Elektroprenosni Sistem (CGES)...

Croatia’s LNG Terminal Starts Commercial Operation

Croatia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility has started commercial operations on January 1, right on schedule. The...

Romanian PM Promises More Aid To HoReCa

Romanian prime minister Ludovic Orban said he favored extending the technical unemployment benefits to the firms subject to...

Oil And Gas Industry Commits To New Framework To Monitor, Report And Reduce Methane Emissions

In a move that will help tackle one of the biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate...

EBRD To Boost North Macedonia’s EU Accession Drive

EBRD to support North Macedonia towards EU accession with concrete actions Mix of policy engagement, technical assistance...

Western Balkans Summit in Sofia

Important Steps Taken to Advance Regional Cooperation to Boost Socio-economic Recovery and Convergence with the EU The European Commission...

North Macedonia Rewards COVID Fighters With Double Salary

Prime Minister of the North Macedonia Zoran Zaev has shared on his Twitter account that Macedonia will reward...

European Day Of Justice: Further Efforts Taken To Strengthen The Independence Of Judiciary In Serbia

On the occasion of the European Day of Justice – 25 October 2020, the Council of Europe Office...

Common Market To Bring Common Ground In The Western Balkans

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, opened today’s discussion on the perspectives and approaches towards the...

Western Balkans Regular Economic Report: Fall 2020

A semi-annual report on recent economic developments and economic policies in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,...

Richard Grenell: Serbia-Kosovo Agreement Results From Trump’s Different Brand Of Diplomacy

President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo took an enormous step toward a...

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Most EU Countries Are Trailing The United States In Digitalisation

By 2020, 37% of European firms had still not adopted any advanced digital technology, compared with 27% in the...

Novak Đoković Arrives In Tokyo To Keep Golden Slam Dream Alive

The tennis star, 34, continues historic quest at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and takes part in a training...

New UK Scheme To Drive Trade With Developing Countries And Boost Jobs And Growth

Today, the UK Government has launched a consultation on new trading rules that will help countries out of poverty – and...

Cannes Film Festival: Titane Wins Top Palme d’Or prize

Titane - an outlandish film packed full of sex and violence - has won the top award at the...

Novak Djoković Confirms Tokyo Olympics Participation In Birthday Message To Young Fan

After grabbing hold of his sixth Wimbledon title, Novak Djoković was surprisingly uncertain if he'd make the trip to Tokyo...