Kosovo is set to achieve the third-fastest growth in emerging Europe after gas-rich Eurasian countries Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan this year. Minister of Finance Hekuran Murati explains why.
Kosovo, which relies heavily on coal power generation, is preparing to leapfrog entirely over natural gas power, straight to renewable energy.
The EBRD has cut its 2022 emerging Europe growth forecasts again, reflecting a sharp downgrade for Ukraine and the regional fallout from the war and sanctions.
Across the region, the average publicly guaranteed debt to GDP ratio fell from 60.8% of GDP in 2020 to 56.5% in 2021, a World Bank report shows.
The war in Ukraine sends shockwaves across the region and the World Bank warns of "daunting" downside risks to the current outlook.
Southeast Europe is split over the issues of sanctions on Russia and military aid to Ukraine, with some states firmly in the western camp, some staying neutral and others internally torn.
Russia risks losing one of its last remaining European friends after President Vladimir Putin hints Moscow may drop support for Serbia on Kosovo issue.
Russian GDP forecast to fall by 9-15% this year, while Ukraine's economy could collapse by 38-45%.
Weaponry arrived at a time of concern over the stability of the Western Balkans following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine's economy forecast to contract by 20% and projections worsen across emerging Europe — except for Eurasian oil and gas producers Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
Row erupts over neighbouring countries' decisions not to allow Serbia to open polling stations, raising tensions ahead of April general and presidential elections.
There is deep disappointment over the rate of progress of various Roma inclusion policies of the European Union during the last few decades.
Since the invasion of Ukraine, there have been warnings of Russian efforts to destabilise the Western Balkans.
Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and most of the Western Balkans states have made a clear choice in favour of Western integration.
Kosovo only has enough cooking oil for one month, while North Macedonia has banned sunflower oil exports after sudden hike in demand.
With the exception of Latvia, women in countries across the region are among the almost 2.4bn worldwide that don’t enjoy the same economic rights as men.
We may be witnessing the construction of a new Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, though this time the former Warsaw Pact states of Central Europe will be on the western side.
Political leaders at the EBRD’s Western Balkans Investment Summit stressed the importance of co-operation despite fears the Russia-Ukraine war could elevate tensions in the region.
Kosovo fears that the Russia-Ukraine conflict may negatively affect the security situation in the Balkan region.
Serbia and Republika Srpska profess neutrality over conflict in eastern Ukraine, despite reports of pressure on Belgrade to back western sanctions on Russia.