Half of the cross-border banking groups active in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe say they want to “selectively expand” in the region, shows the latest EIB survey.
MPs set off flares and burnt papers inside the Albanian parliament, as part of a series of of acts of civil disobedience by opposition MPs.
Proposed plan for Western Balkans involves integration into the EU single market, with a €6bn financial package.
German Chancellor Scholz and other EU leaders are pushing Athens not to stop Albania advancing toward EU accession in spat over jailed ethnic Greek mayor.
Where does the EU’s hopes for a deal to phase out fossil fuels leave coal-dependent aspiring members from the Western Balkans?
Reliance on outdated and inefficient coal-fired power plants in Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia complicates the transition to renewable energy.
Sharp rise of Albania's currency against the euro has caused a slump in exports this year.
NGO urges development partners to stop funding fossil fuel projects in the region and focus only on renewables.
In the last seven years, Emerging Europe has grappled with pandemic, war and a cost of living crisis. So why did people get happier?
EBRD research shows majority in transition countries believe climate change will severely affect the children of today, but fewer people are willing to pay to address the climate emergency.
MPs build chair barricade and set of flares to prevent vote on 2024 budget.
High Representative Josep Borrell says Western Balkans should be involved in decision-making ahead of accession.
Athens declined to approve a joint letter on the opening of negotiations with Tirana on the first package of EU accession chapters amid months-long spat over arrest of ethnic Greek mayor.
Releasing enlargement report package, Commission also calls for candidate status for Georgia, but criticises stalling in some longstanding Western Balkan candidate countries.
European Commission says deal under which thousands of migrants seeking entry to Italy would be temporarily hosted in centres in Albania must comply with EU law.
Warming in Southeast Europe is set to outstrip the global average while extreme weather events are already becoming more frequent.
Tourist arrivals in Albania rose by 56% compared to pre-pandemic 2019 in January-July 2023, with only Qatar and Saudi Arabia seeing better results.
Session to discuss 2024 budget disrupted as opposition MPs claim spending plans will only benefit ruling Socialists.
Ursula von der Leyen stresses financial support for EU-aspiring region is contingent upon countries implementing crucial reforms.
Ursula von der Leyen gives Skopje hope for accession progress this year during Western Balkan tour but says constitutional changes must be made first.