Vucic:Serbia will continue it’s European path

Nikos Arvanites, Belgrade The election results illustrate a strong support for democracy, reforms, international commitments and EU integration, leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday ... More

President Donald Tusk visits the main countries of the Western Balkans route and Turkey

President Tusk will travel to Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Skopje, Athens, Ankara, Istanbul and Belgrade from the 1st to the 4th of March to continue building a European consensus on how to handle the migration crisis and to ... More

Highlights of the EU leaders meeting with Turkey

On 7 March 2016, EU heads of state or government held a meeting with Turkey to strengthen their cooperation on the migration and refugee crisis. European Council President Donald Tusk chaired the meeting, Prime Minister Ahmet ... More

S&P revised upwards Greece’s Long Term ratings to B-‘ from ‘CCC+’ on Stable Outlook

S&P revised upwards Greece’s Long Term ratings, on January 22, to B-‘ from ‘CCC+’ with the outlook remaining stable. The upward revision is mainly attributed to the agency’s expectation that Greece will meet the ... More

Global economy to accelerate modestly to 2.9%

Weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth in 2016, but economic activity should still pick up modestly to a 2.9 percent pace, from 2.4 percent growth in 2015, as advanced economies gain speed, ... More

Eldorado Gold treated as Conqueror. Left ambivalence to investors will be tamed by pressure and need.

The news about the major investment in Chalkidiki by the Canadian company is not encouraging about the other big projects going on in Greece through privatizations mainly. However, in our view the investment will go on if the ... More

Secretary-General Stoltenberg in Podgorica: Joining Euro-Atlantic family is win-win for both Montenegro and NATO

Prime Minister Milo Đukanović and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg held a joint press conference in Podgorica earlier today, marking the end of the North Atlantic Council’s two-day visit to Montenegro. Speaking ... More

Available 20,5 million euro for FYRMacedonia-Greece cross-border cooperation

The first call for project proposals of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) Cross-Border Cooperation Programme between Greece and Macedonia in period 2014-2020 has been announced, with about EUR 20,5 million ... More

Gentiloni, anti-ISIS coalition meeting in Rome mid-January

A meeting of the international anti-ISIS coalition will be held in Rome in the second half of January, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni told a joint press conference with UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de ... More

HGK expects further increase in investments this year

Investments in Croatia increased to HRK 46.6 billion in 2014, according to the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) expects this growth to continue this year as ... More

Bulgarian economy: gaining or losing from Russia-Turkey crisis?

When two great powers spoil their relations, smaller countries incur losses as well. Will this turn out to be true about Bulgaria in the context of a major conflict that broke out between Russia and Turkey, old adversaries but in ... More

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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bulgaria's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BBB-' and 'BBB', respectively with stable outlooks. The issue ratings on Bulgaria's senior unsecured foreign and local ... More

The Growth of Foreign Investments and reducing of Unemployment in B&H by 2018

After the expected economic growth of 2.5 % this year in B&H, in the upcoming year this rate should be amounting to 3.1 %, as stated in the latest report by the Directorate for Economic Planning of B&H. It is expected that the ... More

Japan to grant around USD 2.7 million to Serbia, FYRMacedonia

The government of Japan has decided to grant around USD 2.7 million for protection of refugees in Serbia and FYRMacedonia from cold weather. The grant will be released through UNHCR activities, the Japanese embassy in Belgrade ... More

Determining the Border of B&H: what are the Problematic Areas?

B&H Borders faktor.baRatification of the Agreement on the border with Montenegro resolved only a smaller portion of problems. Negotiations still have to be made with Serbia and Croatia. Defining the borders with neighbouring ... More

Albania: 1% of companies own 50% of market

A recent survey of the Institution of Statistics shows that only 1% of businesses have almost half of the activity in economy. These big corporates, mainly private but also public, like the Energy Distribution Operator, Energy ... More

Refugee crisis puts pressure on transition countries, EBRD report says

The refugee crisis is putting economic pressure on a number of countries in transition, according to the EBRD’s latest outlook for the economies where it invests. Countries that share borders with Syria and Iraq have ... More

EBRD economies split by conflicting forces

The outlook for economies where the EBRD invests remains split, with countries further to the east weighed down by the Russian recession and weak oil and other commodity prices. Regions further to the west are ... More


With a remarkable boost in just five months since the June 7 election, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the Nov. 1 snap election with a landslide victory, securing a decisive majority at parliament. The seats in the ... More

President Pavlopoulos'' letter to Donald Tusk

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Tuesday sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk regarding the meeting held on Monday by Greece's political party leaders and its results. The full letter ... More