ALACO DISPATCHES: Why Brussels is unnerved by China’s Balkan overtures

Yigal Chazan of Alaco July 23, 2019

Beijing sees the former Yugoslavia as a key element of its plan for greater access to European markets, but its investments in the region are a mixed blessing.

Montenegrin transport minister admits 10% hike in costs of Bar-Boljare motorway section

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia July 19, 2019

IMF says Montenegro should proceed very carefully with the construction of the Bar-Boljare motorway, where the Smokovac-Matesevo stretch alone will cost €895mn.

Western Balkans' climate to resemble US Deep South’s by 2050

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 19, 2019

Cities in Southeast Europe are forecast to see some of the sharpest increases in average temperatures of any major urban areas worldwide over the next 31 years.

Montenegro poised to join wave of Southeast European Eurobond issuers

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia July 14, 2019

Podgorica is mulling a €500mn Eurobond to refinance maturing debt, following successful issues by Croatia and Serbia in June.

EU takes measures to strengthen links with Western Balkans

Valentina Dimitriveska in Skopje July 5, 2019

€180mn of funding proposed at Poznan summit, shortly after the European Council deferred its decision on the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia.