Department of Treasury says Republika Srpska in danger of becoming “Dodik family business” that scares off international investors.
Bulgaria has imposed a tax on the transit of Russian natural gas through its territory in a move seen as both an attempt to secure extra revenue and a blow against Moscow and its allies in Europe – Serbia, Hungary and part of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Dodik is charged with putting into force legislative changes that do not respect the acts of the international community's high representative Christian Schmidt.
Commission puts forward investment package totalling €6mn, comprising €2bn in grants and €4bn in loans.
Skopje named top European city for digital nomads, while fellow Southeast European capitals dominate top of ranking.
The wiiw has cut its growth forecasts for Central Europe, while raising them for the Western Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
State-owned Elektroprivreda BiH threatens to cancel deal after repeated delays in starting project.
Chinese FDI is not likely to recover to its previous levels in CESEE, yet that masks the niche profile that Beijing is carving out for itself in the region.
Pro-Kremlin Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik has been threatening for years that the Serb entity will secede from Bosnia.
To enable enlargement of the bloc from the current 27 members, changes to decision-making processes, agricultural policies and regional aid budgets are being considered.
High gas prices, China slowdown and shifts in industrial production contribute to slower growth in Central Europe.
Foreign Minister Elmedin Konakovic says new package for the Western Balkans under discussion but may exclude Republika Srpska because of its leaders' secessionist politics.
Ursula von der Leyen says “history is calling” to expand the EU, but reforms are needed.
Leaders of Slovenia, Croatia and the six Western Balkans countries will commit to reforms to improve the prospects for the Western Balkan states to join the EU by 2030.
When European Council President Charles Michel said the EU and aspiring members should prepare for enlargement by 2030, the response from the Western Balkans was underwhelming.