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.

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.

BALKAN BLOG: What to expect from Montenegro’s first new government in three decades

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 22, 2020

As a hodgepodge of small parties up against an administration where the recently ousted DPS is deeply entrenched, Montenegro’s new government will struggle to achieve much. But the change of government in itself gives hope for the future.

Montenegro’s main opposition parties ink historic coalition deal

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 9, 2020

Democratic Party of Socialists to be excluded from government for the first time in 30 years as opposition parties form a broad coalition that gives them a majority in parliament.

The Balkans: External debts in uncertain times

Alexandru M. Tanase in London September 8, 2020

Are countries in the Balkan region taking on more debt than they can afford?