Proposed plan for Western Balkans involves integration into the EU single market, with a €6bn financial package.
Where does the EU’s hopes for a deal to phase out fossil fuels leave coal-dependent aspiring members from the Western Balkans?
The heaviest snowfalls in more than a decade cut power to 1,000 towns and villages and blocked key roads and railways.
New report warns rise of right wing extreme nationalist groups are a "serious risk factor" in the region and undermine efforts to preserve peace.
NGO urges development partners to stop funding fossil fuel projects in the region and focus only on renewables.
In the last seven years, Emerging Europe has grappled with pandemic, war and a cost of living crisis. So why did people get happier?
EBRD research shows majority in transition countries believe climate change will severely affect the children of today, but fewer people are willing to pay to address the climate emergency.
Czech financial group is in the process of selling or scaling down its once sizeable consumer credit operations in Russia, China and Southeast Asia.
High Representative Josep Borrell says Western Balkans should be involved in decision-making ahead of accession.
Releasing enlargement report package, Commission also calls for candidate status for Georgia, but criticises stalling in some longstanding Western Balkan candidate countries.
Ursula von der Leyen stresses financial support for EU-aspiring region is contingent upon countries implementing crucial reforms.
Montenegro is the most advanced of the Western Balkans states towards EU accession, but progress has been stalled by recent political instability.
Ursula von der Leyen gives Skopje hope for accession progress this year during Western Balkan tour but says constitutional changes must be made first.
Will Montenegro's incoming PES-led government have more staying power than those led by other young EU-oriented reformers in Southeast Europe?
Critics accuse European Commission of actively encouraging higher fossil gas consumption across the Western Balkans.
Commission puts forward investment package totalling €6mn, comprising €2bn in grants and €4bn in loans.
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.
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.
Growth has decelerated across Emerging Europe this year, but the slowdown has been less marked along Southeast Europe’s Adriatic coast that has benefitted from record inflows of tourists.
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.