The clientelist principle by which family and friends of officials always get good state jobs once again excited the public. There are many cases of nepotism and corruption in the Southeast Europe.
Signing and implementation of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (cefta) by Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been marked by few setbacks, notably in area of agricultural products. Over 10 years later CEFTA still cause controversies.
The next year Poland will host an important event — the EU-Western Balkan summit. The goal is to provide some solutions to existing socio-economic problems and to further strengthen cooperation between Balkan states.
Fiscal policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is poorly coordinated with monetary policy, which doesn’t help the successful functioning of country's economy.
The Sarajevo International Airport currently holds 10th place in the SEE, as it has less than one million passengers annually and only 3,9 per cent of overall traffic in the region.
The Eastern European consulting market saw a solid year of growth in 2017, with every major country in the region — Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia — expanding faster than the year before.
Could the financial turmoil afflicting Turkey slow the country’s investments in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo? Some in the region believe so.
The banking sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) continually records an increase in assets. Last year, they increased by 8.2 per cent and amounted to EUR14.447bn.
The European Commission launched in Sofia a Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans in order to support the transition of the region to the digital economy and enable the benefits of digital transformation.
The experts from the Economist Intelligence Unit are pointing out that the population of Central and Southeast Europe will decrease by nearly 34 million people over the next 33 years.