Austria’s foreign minister calls enlargement the EU’s biggest geopolitical instrument – but will member states use it to encourage candidates and would-be candidates at the upcoming EU Council?
Prompt and decisive government intervention, financial lifelines and firms’ involvement in global value chains have helped minimise insolvencies, says EIB/EBRD report.
EU high commissioner warns decision of most candidate countries to align to the EU sanction policy exposes them to threats from Russia.
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.
Montenegro’s parliament approved the new government led by Dritan Abazovic, whose main goal is to unblock the country’s EU-related reforms.
Russian GDP forecast to fall by 9-15% this year, while Ukraine's economy could collapse by 38-45%.
Finance Minister Milojko Spajic says the industry has the potential to employ around 10,000 people and become a cornerstone for the economy along with energy and tourism.
Weaponry arrived at a time of concern over the stability of the Western Balkans following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Hungarian election has dealt a big blow to the once confident hope that broad opposition pre-electoral coalitions are the best way to remove entrenched authoritarian populists from power.
North Macedonia's former PM Nikola Gruevski among seven current and former officials blacklisted over activities that "threaten the stability of the region".
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.
Montenegro’s economy is still recovering after in 2020 it was the worst affected in Southeast Europe and across the emerging Europe region by the coronavirus pandemic.
Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and most of the Western Balkans states have made a clear choice in favour of Western integration.
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.