Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia used to be the economically poorest and least developed regions in the former Yugoslavia. Today, they are still far away from being on the right path to welfare and prosperity.
China plans to establish a EUR10bn fund for investments projects in CSE, declared the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang during a summit in Riga in November 2016.
In Europe Estonia has been placed second in the 2017 Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom. Lithuania was 8th and Latvia came in at 11th. In the global ranking Estonia is the 6th.
The region of Southeast Europe (SEE) has vast technical renewable energy potential of 740 gigawatts (GW), according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Western Balkan countries start to get impatient with the prolonged accession process. As understandable as it is, they should be aware: EU’s enlargement policy walks the tightrope.
The current ‘polycrisis’ is a chance to overhaul the EU, said Guy Verhofstadt, but Euroscepticism widens in the Balkans due to the perceived absence of the European order in the region.
The Balkans were once rightly called the "soft underbelly of Europe" now are being explored by capital from China.
The Kosovo economy is showing signs of improvement, the IMF noted in its first review of the Stand-by Arrangement with the country.
A crowd gathered at the centre of Pristina and erupted in cheers as the Kosovan-British short film 'Shok' was nominated for an Oscar.