EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.
Interior minister promises police reform after four killed in turf wars over Albanian beaches.
Latest Balkan Barometer shows 77% want regional -, and most value relations with the EU above those with China, Russia or Turkey.
Bulgarian veto on start of accession talks with North Macedonia blocks both countries.
No progress towards EU membership for North Macedonia or Albania despite pressure on Bulgaria from fellow member states to drop veto.
Tirana is seeking to set up wind and solar generation to reduce reliance on hydropower.