US pledges up to €1bn for EU's eastern Three Seas region

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius October 21, 2020

Pledge made at virtual summit as Washington seeks to counter Chinese influence in Central and Southeast Europe.

Soaring COVID-19 cases in parts of Central and Southeast Europe force governments to impose new restrictions

bne IntelliNews October 21, 2020

Emergency measures including shop closures in Czech Republic as it struggles with huge surge in new cases. Healthcare services under pressure across the region.

New threats against Croatian PM follow shooting at government headquarters

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2020

Andrej Plenkovic says officials received series of "very explicit" threats in days after gunman opened fire outside the government headquarters in Zagreb.

Balkan route nations least tolerant of migration

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2020

Acceptance of migrants has declined globally, and the nations of the Western Balkans that bore the brunt of the 2015-2016 migration crisis are now the least tolerant in the world, a new Gallup poll shows.

Gaming giant Stillfront buys Croatia’s Nanobit for up to $148mn

bne IntelliNews September 20, 2020

Takeover of Croatia's Nanobit allows Stockholm-based international gaming group to move into narrative lifestyle RPGs targeting a female audience.